Iconic Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango has died aged 86 from complications because of COVID-19.
“His funeral service will be held in strict privacy, and a tribute to his memory is going to be organized when you can,” a message posted to his official Facebook accounts read.
The Afro-jazz artist made the famed world music song”Soul Makossa”. Then he allegedly sued Michael Jackson for shooting among the song’s lines”mama say mama sa mama Coosa” to get a course on his”Thriller” album.
According to AFP, a fiscal arrangement was finally settled over the usage of this lineup in the Jackson song”Want be beginning something”.
The lineup also appears from the Rihanna tune”Please do not stop the music”.
Dibango was created in 1933 at Douala, Cameroon. He moved to France in 1949 where he found jazz songs.
Only a week, a message on his Facebook reported he was recovering in the virus.
“He can not wait to meet you soon, and in these desperate times, most of us undergo, needs you to take care of yourselves,” the message read.