How did Ze Bella of the Zangalewa die? Cameroonian artist’s cause of death Revealed

Jean Paul Zé Bella

Jean Paul Zé Bella from the Zangalewa group passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Let’s see, how did Jean Paul Zé Bella die and the cause of death in detail.

How did Jean Paul Zé Bella die?

According to reports, Zangalewa’s group’s founder and leader, who is well known for the hit song “Zamina Mina Mina,” passed away from lung cancer. He was 71 years old. 

Zé Bella died in the military hospital in Yaoundé, the nation’s capital.

Artist-musician Johnny Tezano claimed that Zé Bella had been battling lung cancer for several years. The news was also confirmed by various other artists online.

Who was Jean Paul Zé Bella:

Ze Bella was the music artist of the band of the famous song Zamina mina (Zangaléwa)”. It is a 1986 hit song, sung by a Makossa group from Cameroon.

He was the famous author of Waka Waka. It was remixed by Shakira, the Waka Waka, the Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Song.

Ze Bella was the leader of the defunct group. He declared that while they were proud that a “world music icon” Shakira had remixed their song as the World Cup anthem, they nonetheless expected to be properly credited and adequately compensated. 

Ze Bella cause of death:

Ze Bella cause of death was lung cancer. Singer and drummer, Ze Bella who was born on 23 July 1952 in Sangmélima, Cameroon sadly passed away. He was a member of the Golden Sounds group.

Zamina mina (Zangaléwa) was the famous song released by Golden Sounds group. Following the widespread success, the group changed its name to Zangaléwa as a result of the song’s popularity.

During World War II, the majority of the band members served in the Cameroonian Army.

Tributes to Ze Bella:

CRTVweb posted,

Artist Ze Bella has left this world
The voice of this “Zangalewa” member died this Sunday, January 15, 2023. Here are some artists’ testimonials…

MuBa’ni Infotainment posted,

Jean Paul Zé Bella of the Zangalewa group is no more. The author of the famous song “ Zamina Mina” aged 71 reportedly died yesterday January 15, 2023 of lung c@ncer at the military hospital in Yaoundé.

Mëtum Më Ikaṅ posted,

Ze Bella from the band Zangalewa, composer of the song Waka Waka just left us.
“Këlë wa’a nvòa”.

Maybelle Boma posted,

CAMEROON, SAD, WE LOST ANOTHER SINGER. Legendary Cameroonian singer and author of the popular song ZANGALEWA ZE BELLA has died. We lost four of them over the period of four weeks. May his soul rest in peace.

Mbah M. Nwa-song posted,

Warrant Officer 1st class Ze Bella, of the legendary Zangalewa, group is gone..RIP Artist


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