Cameroonian musician Emmanuel N’Djoke Dibango, popularly known as Manu Dibango, announced Wednesday that he tested positive for COVID-19.
The 86-year-old jazz musician broke the news on his Facebook page.
His aides confirmed that Dibango was admitted in a French hospital for a different disease when he got infected.
“Manu Dibango is taking some rest and recovers in serenity, he wants you to respect his privacy and looks forward to meeting you soon and asks you to take good care of yourselves in this troubled period we are going through,” the Facebook update said.
Born in Douala, Cameroon in 1933, Dibango is most well-known for his Grammy Award-winning track Soul Makossa.