A great loss for the media world. An icon for some, a big brother for others, the Cameroonian journalist, host and producer, Amobé Mévégué, died at the age of 53. His death was announced on his Facebook page on Wednesday 08 September 2021. A look back at the story of this man with a beautiful smile who made all the press workers proud.
Cameroonian animator and producer Amobé Mévégué died at the age of 53. A death that was terrible news for journalists and hosts around the world. Founder and CEO of the Pan-African channel UBIZNEWS TV, he was also a music columnist and presenter since 2010 on France 24 of the cultural program «A l’Affiche!»
Born in Cameroon in 1968, Amobé Mévégué arrived in France at the age of five. He holds a DEUG in communication and a licence in film studies. From 1992 to 1994, the animator studied at the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français in Paris.
In the 1980s, he took part in the creation of Tabala Fm, the first African free radio station in Paris. He then showcased his talent in the world of journalism by integrating other diaspora media including Tropic Fm. With programs such as Plein Sud (1995-2010), Africa Musica, Acoustic and Africanités among others, the former columnist devoted his entire career to reviving the values of the African continent. In 20 years, he has produced and presented programs in the world’s leading radio and television channels such as RFI, tv5monde, canal France international, Mcm africa, France 0 or France 24.
A career rich in encounters since the journalist crossed the great names of international music such as Youssou Ndour, Miriam Makeba or David Bowie. His determination in the preservation and promotion of African culture has been hailed by the media around the world. In a press release, the France Médias Monde channels appreciated the professional work done by Amobé Mévégué throughout his career. They paid tribute to a “travelling citizen of both continents, has always been able to create bridges between European and African cultures”.
Ze-Africanews offers his sincere condolences to his family and to the world of media, whose torch he carried with great pride.