In 1965, Nico Kasanda and Rochereau Tabou released a song called Bia ntondi Kasanda (Kasanda, I'm fed up). In this song, they play a pun related to the name “Kasanda”, with overtones: “Bia kutondi mbinganyi? A lady asks in this song. And Nico responds: "Si malu a Kasanda". And in the song there is a relaunch cry “Mutua's, muendela's”. We can translate it as "prick it, take it". But it is necessary to specify the "Muendela's" is a soft term to evoke the sexual act in Tshiluba.
The modern origin of the style dates back to 1981, with the release of the song Chebele de Tshala Muana. Little by little with this rhythm tradi-modern Lulua, the style is confirmed everywhere in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) particularly with the release of Koumba and in 1986 Tshibola in 1987, signed Tshala Muana on music designed, arranged and performed by the guitarist-arranger Souzy Kaseya (also from Kasaï). Since during the mutuashi has become one of the most popular musical styles in Africa, and in the Congo in particular. Unlike rumba, the mutuashi is mainly sung in tshiluba.