Vibraphone and saxophone player who released the 1972 single "Soul Makossa."
He went to a colonial school and later joined African Jazz, a rumba group.
He became the first chairman of the Cameroon Music Corporation.
He was born in Douala, Cameroon to parents of Duala and Yabassi lineage.
His hit "Soul Makossa" served as an influence for the Michael Jackson song "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'."