- News about the singer's death was confirmed by his son Balla Kante
- The musician died from health problems which had been left untreated due to the coronavirus outbreak
- He is best known for his 1987 dance song Yeke Yeke
Guinean singer Mory Kante is dead.
Kante died in hospital in the capital, Conakry, on Friday, May 22 aged 70.
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News about the singer's death was confirmed by his son Balla Kante.
According to BBC, the musician died from health problems which had been left untreated due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Balla said that his father suffered from chronic illnesses and often travelled to France to seek treatment something that had been deemed impossible due to the pandemic.
Kanté is one legend who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yeke Yeke.
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He is best known for his 1987 dance song Yeke Yeke, which reached number-one in Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, and Spain.
According to express the hit came from his album titled Akwaba Beach, which was the best-selling African record of its time, while Yeke Yeke became the first African single to sell over one million copies.
Mory was born in Guinea in 1950.
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