Cameroon mourns the death of Singer Bebe Manga!
Bebe Manga’s satiny late-night love songs not only brought stardom to the singer-songwriter-producer but turned her into a pop culture icon. She leaves the Cameroonian music stage with record market sales on several albums that have made her a legend of African music; a good example is her best-selling album titled “Amio.”
Bebe Manga rose to stardom and international fame in 1980 when she replayed Ebanda Manfred’s 1962 radio hit, “Amie” (meaning “friend” in French). Bebe Manga’s version known as “Amio” earned her the prestigious “Maracas D’or” award from SACEM, and a firm place in history as one of Cameroon’s greatest voices who has been an inspiration to a new crop of female stars such as Ruth Kotto and Jackie Biho. She died of cardiac arrest in Douala, she was sixty years old. She also was the Senior Vice President of the Cameroon Music.Corporation (CMC).
Source: SOBA AMERICA
What a loss to our musical heritage. Her voice was one in a million. Still I got to say this, so cut me some slack… being obese didn’t she expect this? What a colossal loss!
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