Manu Dibango, Cameroonian singer, best known for his hit single “Soul Makossa,” was born 12 December 1933. Dibango achieved a considerable success following in the U.K. with the disco hit “Big Blow,” and in 1998 he recorded the album CubAfrica with Cuban artist Eliades Ochoa. Manu Dibango died on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 after contracting the new coronavirus, his representatives have confirmed. Dibango was “a fatherly figure who was always ready to advise, hold the hand of younger musicians and lead them to success,” fellow musician and journalist Ateh Francis, also known as Bazore, said. Here’s Manu Dibango Biography and Profile.