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Manu Dibango

Cameroonian musician

Died when: 86 years 103 days (1035 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Manu Dibango

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He developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music.His father was a member of the Yabassi ethnic group, while his mother was a Duala.

He was best known for his 1972 single "Soul Makossa".He died from COVID-19 on 24 March 2020.


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