The African Legendary Saxophonist, Manu Dibango Dies of Coronavirus in Paris. Following several reports of celebrities and top notch personalities in the society which has contracted the deadly Coronavirus, Manu Dibango who is a an African legend saxophonist, becomes the first to die of the epidemic in Paris.
The pronouncement of his death was made known to the general public in the early hour of today via his Facebook page. The statement reads as follows;
“It is with deep sadness in our heart that we
pronounce the loss of Manu Dibango.
our Pappy Groove”.
Manu Dibango, a legendary saxophonist, who was well known for his hit jam in 1972, tagged Soul Makossa, is the first superstar to die of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) after it has affected some Africa’s top notch personalities, the likes of the Nigerian President Chief of staff, Abba Kyari, son of the Nigerian Ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Idris Elba and many others.
Shortly after the pronouncement of Manu Dibango‘s death, Grammy Award winner, Angelique Kidjo took to her Twitter handle to pay tribute to the legend, she wrote ;
Dear #ManuDibango, you have always been there for me from the beginning to this rehearsal just few months ago in Paris! You’re the original Giant of African Music. This coda of #SoulMakossa is for you, African Legend!
The 86-year-old saxophonist who originated from Cameroon has collaborated with top artists and celebrities over his lifetime career. Few of the top notch celebrities he has featured includes the Nigeria’s Afro-beat legend Fela Kuti, US pianist Herbie Hancock and others.
However, due to the ongoing Coronavirus (covid-19), Manu Dibango’s funeral, as been stated to be announced at a later date which will be made known to the general public later.