News about the passing of Nkotti Francois broke on Wednesday 4 August 2021, with sources revealing that he died while receiving medical attention.
Before the musician’s death at the Douala General Hospital, he is said to have had a malaise. “He felt pain at one moment and we noticed that he had a problem around the abdomen and we asked that an operation should be done on him. The procedure had not even ended and he died” Bob Nehdi, son-in-law.
It is a huge loss to the music scene in Cameroon as Nkotti Francois influenced the sector for several decades, particularly with makossa. Till his last moments, the 71-year old was still involved in music “He asked me to do a song for him and when I told him that we should speed up the work, he said no I’m still very solid” Martino Ngalle, close person to the deceased.
The influential member of Cameroonian music group “Black Styl”, also played a key role in other domains like politics. He served as Mayor of Bonalea, in the Moungo Division of the Littoral Region for 11 years, from 2002 to 2013.
Born on 15 February 1951, Nkotti Francois lived an impactful life that leaves an indelible memory in the hearts of everyone who ever came across and appreciated his works.