Remi and his family comprise three generations of Vodou practitioners working to build bridges between spiritual practice in Africa and Europe. His fame rests partly in his role in his divination helping to determine the location of the Ishango bone, an artifact indicating an advanced culture and civilization in the Ishango region of Congo over 20,000 years ago. Dongo Remi has acted as an ambassador for Vodou and other forms of African spirituality to leaders of religion and world government, including Pope John Paul II and former President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mobutu Sese Soko. Remi has also been a curious and controversial figure in football for his role in helping local and national Congolese football teams to victory. Dongo Remi has appeared on many Congolese and international media outlets to comment on the ethics and nature of Vodou in football.