Manu Dibango

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Birthday
12, 1933
Birthplace
Douala, Cameroon
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
12, 1933 (age 85)
Birthplace
Douala, Cameroon

About

Vibraphone and saxophone player who released the 1972 single "Soul Makossa."

Before Fame

He went to a colonial school and later joined African Jazz, a rumba group.

Trivia

He became the first chairman of the Cameroon Music Corporation.

Family Life

He was born in Douala, Cameroon to parents of Duala and Yabassi lineage.

Associated With

His hit "Soul Makossa" served as an influence for the Michael Jackson song "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'."