Remember Manu Dibango: CRTV Celebrates Music Icon One Year Later

The Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) is celebrating the life and works of ace Cameroonian Music Icon and world class Saxophonist, Manu Dibango who died same day last year, March 24, 2020.

CRTV is offering its viewers four special programmes this Wednesday, March 24, 2021 in honour of the music legend and multiple award winning musician.

At 10am, “Manu Dibango, Tempo d’Afrique” was broadcast. This was followed by “Manu Dibango, le Souffle du Sphinx” over the CRTV airwaves.

The next rendezvous is at 3pm when “Soir au village” is to be broadcast.

The above are just the tip of the iceberg as at exactly 9pm today, fans of Manu Dibango and lovers of music should tune to CRTV to watch a special programme, “Salut Manu”, dedicated to the Soul Makossa and Afro Jazz icon.


This programme will be broadcast live on CRTV’s Facebook page to ensure a wider reach of Manu’s fans.

The 90-minute programme which will be live from Studio 2 of the CRTV Production Centre in Mballa 2, Yaounde will be presented by Eric Christian Nya and produced by Renne Emane.

“Salut Manu” will bring together many artists to celebrate Manu Dibango’s life.

Artists like Sissy Dipoko, Queen Eteme, Sanzy Vianu, Sally Nyolo, Kareyce Fotso, X Maleya and the Orchestra of Groupe Kermit 7 as well saxophonists like Jean Didier Evina Obama, Stephanie Sax and many others will grace the evening.

The programme will be interspersed with recorded testimonies, archive images of the defunct artist, excerpts of his concerts and a selection of his best clips.

The invited artists are a blend of the old and new generation and they will interprete some of Manu Dibango’s songs.

Apart from this special programme, other programmes like “Entrevue le Mag” and “Cameroun Feeling”, amongst others will be celebrating this music icon.

Apart from the CRTV, other platforms, individuals and groups are celebrating the music icon.

A song has also been released in memory of the Saxophonist.

About Manu Dibango

Born on December 12, 1933, Manu Dibango was one of Cameroon’s greatest Saxophonists and Jazz Makossa Musicians.

He died on March 24, 2021 due to complications after contracting COVID-19.

Eleanor Ayuketah Ngochi

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