Veteran African singer, Mory Kante, has been reported dead.
The singer best known for 1980s hit ‘Yeke Yeke’ is said to have died aged 70 in Conakry, Guinea.
Kante is one of many African legends that promoted African songs to the rest of the world.
African Entertainment is informed that he passed on at a hospital in Conakry today, May 22, 2020.
His son Balla Kanté, is believed to have confirmed his death.
Reports say he died from health related problem.
AFP news quoted his son as saying “He suffered from chronic illnesses and often travelled to France for treatment but that was no longer possible with the coronavirus.”
“We saw his condition deteriorate rapidly, but I was still surprised because he’d been through much worse times before.”
Kante was best known for his 1987 song Yeke Yeke which became a number one hit in countries across Europe in 1988.
It hit the top in Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, and Spain.
It became the first African record to sell more than one million copies.
Kante began his music
career in the 1970s as a member of the Rail Band and took over as singer when their frontman left.
Kante was propelled to international stardom following the release of his hist track in the 1980s and returned to the global stage once again in 1994 when German techno act released a new remix of the track.
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