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Legendary African Saxophonist Manu Dibango Passes from Coronavirus



It is trying times for the family of Cameroonian saxophone legend, Manu Dibango, who died on Tuesday, after battling complications from coronavirus.

A message on his official Facebook confirmed that Manu died after contracting COVID-19.

The statement reads:

Dear family,dear friends,dear fans,A voice raises from far away… It is with deep sadness that we announce you the loss of Manu Dibango,our Papy Groove,who passed away on 24th of March 2020,at 86 years old,due to covid 19.

His funeral service will be held in strict privacy,and a tribute to his memory will be organized when possible. If you wish to express your condolences,please write to the following email:[email protected] To Manu, Ad Lib…

Photo Credit: @manudibangoofficiel


  1. Sellbeta

    March 24, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    So bad, R.I.P

  2. Ms Afrique

    March 24, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Worthy to note that he his the originator of Soul Makossa, also known to most of the world as “mama sey mama sa mama makossa”. He won a copyright battle against Michael Jackson and I believe Rihanna consequently. Bon voyage Pappy Grouve!


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