It is another very sad day for Cameroon as we lose yet again another great contributor to our music.
Noel Ekwabi also known as Papa Noel (Santa Claus), considered one of the best bassists in the world has left us today.
A truly gifted musician and captivating performer, Noel was constantly offering his musical skills to renowned artists and has worked with many famous ones including Manu Dibango and Lokua Kanza.
Noel left behind an impressive recording and performance catalog which is noteworthy for its caliber and its diversity.
He was also the vice president of ArkJammers Connection Inc, a non-profit organisation gathering artists and music lovers from different cultures and from all walks of life, who are dedicated to spreading kindness and fostering intercultural dialogue through the unifying power of music.
You will sure be missed Papa Noel. One of your fans summed it nicely "Petit Papa Noel, comme tu vas au ciel avec tes notes par milliers, n'oublie pas notre harmonie" Don't forget our love!
Thank you for the music, we will miss you.