Manu Dibango: Afropolitan musical genius 5

Manu Dibango: Afropolitan musical genius

The Herald Francis Nyamnjoh CorrespondentEmmanuel N’Djoké Dibango — Manu Dibango — will live forever, thanks to his Afropolitan sounds, and to the fact that many artists in Africa and beyond are deeply indebted to him. He was a man of legendary generosity of spirit and talent, with an accommodating heart Read more…

Manu Dibango (1933-2020) – The Sun Nigeria 8

Manu Dibango (1933-2020) – The Sun Nigeria

Renowned Cameroonian musician and consummate saxophonist and songwriter, Manu Dibango, is dead. Aged 86, Dibango died in Paris, France, on March 24, 2020 after contracting the rampaging Coronavirus. The legendary musician was one of the first global stars to die from COVID-19. Without doubt, his death has robbed Africa and Read more…

Manu Dibango (1933 – 2020) 9

Manu Dibango (1933 – 2020)

EDITORIAL   IT was a sign of the times when global music star Manu Dibango succumbed to the COVID-19 pandemic in France on March 24. He was 86.  A video recorded two months ago, which showed Beninois artiste Angelique Kidjo and Dibango rehearsing “Soul Makossa,” the 1970s hit song of Read more…