The Cameroon Entertainment Industry has lost an incredible talent!
Merveille Tsang’Mbe, a member of the MACASE music band is dead.
According to report, the mother of two suffered serious head and body injuries from a motorbike accident yesterday in Yaounde.
Macase is a popular band from Yaoundé with a unique sound dubbed ‘Bantu Groove’, which fuses international influences and Cameroon’s local rhythms. The group established themselves in 1998 with the release of their first album, Etam, and has since built a reputation for versatility and a high-quality live show, ensuring their popularity both at home and abroad, underlined by wins at the Kora and prestigious Radio France International(RFI) 2001 Discoveries Prize. The RFI launched the international careers of musicians like Tiken Jah Fakoly, Amadou and Mariam and Rokia Traore.
Merveille became part of Macase five years ago when Serge Maboma (Macase founding member), reshuffled the band after losing several of the group’s charismatic members.
Watch a song by Macase below: