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Bebe Manga

b. Elizabeth Prudence Manga Bessem, 1948, Mante, Cameroon. Vocalist Manga had been popular in Cameroon and Gabon before she relocated to Paris in 1980 and documented her traditional debut album, a hardcore mixture of makossa, funk and soukous musics. The name track offered over one million copies on solitary launch and spawned over 50 cover variations, like the 1985 golf club strike by Nyanka Bell. Manga experienced trained herself music before getting into a professional profession in 1973, performing in Douala nightclubs. She resolved in Gabon for some time, matching indigenous folk tunes with Western ballads. During her amount of time in Paris she also toured broadly, including remains in the Caribbean and Japan. The achievement of ‘Arnie’ (compiled by Ebanda Alfred of Les Camaroes) resulted in the award of the French ‘Maracas D’Or’ in 1983. A proceed to New York adopted later that 12 months, from where she designed to further her worldwide discovery. The attempt found nothing at all, and Manga offers faded into semi-obscurity since, though she actually is still energetic in Cameroon.

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