One of the original legends of Africa has gone. 


Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango dies of coronavirus

Manu Dibango won a Grammy Award for his song Soul Makossa.

Famous Cameroonian saxophonist Emmanuel N’Djoke Dibango, popularly known as Manu Dibango, has died of coronavirus.

He died on Tuesday morning at a hospital outside the French capital, Paris.

The 86-year-old jazz musician had last week announced on his Facebook page that he had contracted the coronavirus.

He is best known for the 1972 hit Soul Makossa.


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