Wes Madiko Is No More!
Since June 25, the musical world has been shaken by the death of the famous Cameroonian singer Wes Madiko, author of the hit song ALANE. Fans of this internationally renowned artist found it hard to believe this message posted on social networks by his family. Wes Madiko, by his little name "the King of world music", died in Alençon, France, where he had lived since 2006. He is believed to have died of a nosocomial infection.
The birth of a great voice of music
Born January 15, 1964 in a village near Douala. Music free, the young Wes did not take long to get down to business to achieve his dream. In 1974, he founded the Kwa Kwassi group whose translation is "just thought". This group composed of young artist with Bantu culture. In 1987, he left Africa to perform with his new band, Fakol. With his stage brothers Benjamin Valfroy and Joe Sene, he made a great tour of Europe.
1997 marked the birth of a true planetary star. Alane, the song Alane, taken from the Welenga album, quickly became the hit of the summer. Certified diamond disc, Alane allowed Wes to join Khaled (Aïcha), who until then remained the only African artist to have this supreme distinction in the recording industry. In 1998, Disney allowed him to include his name in his great cartoon history by choosing In Youpendi for the Lion King 2: Honor of the tribe.
An accomplished artist
He had several albums to his credit, like Welenga, Simani which came out in 2000, 10 years later, he did it again and put melowe on the record market. He is also the author of several singles all as succulent as each other. Welenga, Alane, Awa Awa who had great success in 1997. He is also the author of the indomitable lions world cup 98 anthem Midiwa Bôl (I Love Football). In 2010, it was the release of Sela-Sela featuring Zahra. At a time when music lovers cried for Wes, the king of World music, we remember him for his fierceness and passionate work. With his own style, he has inspired many generations. With a voice out of the ordinary, identifiable among thousands, he has throughout his long career shown selflessness and humanism in addition to his musical career, Wes invested in social works. He went to schools in Lille and worked with children. He takes great pleasure in promoting the “wisdom of the elephants” and the ancient history of Africa. In 1990, Wes' brother and then father died. These events lead Wes to meditate on the fragility of life. He then declared: "There comes times when the feeling of helplessness seizes you and threatens to break you, but leaves you standing there, convincing you that there is a breath of life somewhere."
Rest in peace.