Emmanuel N'Djoké Dibango (12 December 1933 – 24 March 2020), otherwise known as Manu Dibango, was a Cameroonian musician and songwriter who played saxophone and vibraphone. He developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music. His father was a member of the Yabassi ethnic group, though his mother was a Duala. He was best known for his 1972 single "Soul Makossa". He died of the Coronavirus on 24 March 2020 in Paris, France.
Links to Peel
Peel played Manu's best known single, Soul Makossa, on his show in 1983, although it doesn't seem he played much of the artist songs, according to available playlists.
- 07 September 1983: Soul Makossa