Manu Dibango died on March 24, 2020 at the age of 86. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed musicians of his generation.
Fans of Manu Dibango (Soul Makossa, ...) along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Dibango, a cultural icon
Born in Douala on December 12, 1933, Manu Dibango's career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in Cameroonian history. Dibango was not just a great musician, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1972 he touched the hearts of millions with ‘Soul Makossa’. His legacy will continue to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.
Although Manu Dibango is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Manu Dibango.
Manu Dibango career in pictures
- Soul Makossa (1972)
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