The entertainment industry is in mourning. The acclaimed Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango died on March 24 of this year. After becoming very famous with his wonderful compositions, Dibango lost his battle with coronavirus at 86 years of age.
The artist’s Facebook page confirmed the unfortunate death after being hospitalized for COVID-19. This post claims that the funeral will be very private, but talks of a possible tribute as favorable circumstances arise. In the same way, numerous fans sent their condolences because of this unfortunate loss.
The world-famous saxophonist was born in Cameroon in 1983 but moved to Paris during his teenage years. It was in France where he took the first steps in the world of music. During the decade of the 1950s, he was touring throughout the French capital and becoming a recognized personality in the world of jazz. Nevertheless, it was at the end of this decade that his career began to grow by leaps and bounds to become one of the leading exponents of the already mentioned genre.
His will be best remembered for his song Soul Makossa will remain ingrained in his fans’ memories.