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Amobé Mévégué, a former RFI journalist and presenter on France 24, died at the age of 52. “The dealer of positive waves”, as he liked to present himself. Known for his kindness, man of culture, passionate about music. He knew how to pass on his favorites and his passion like no one else. He did so for years on the Plein Sud program on RFI, before presenting “À l’Affiche” on France 24.

Amobé Mévégué was a man of great culture, particularly musical, he carried high all the African cultures that he had been bringing to life since 2010 on France 24 in the music journal. Originally from Cameroon, he had grown up in France and called himself a “citizen of Africa”. From 1994, on RFI, he produced Plein Sud, a cult program while at the same time co-producing Africa Musica, the first hit parade of African music. TV5 viewers also know him well. He had received on his set, the biggest names in international music.

Amobé Mévégué was above all a man of conviction, audiovisual producer for more than 20 years. He founded the UBIZNEWS TV channel, accessible in 40 African countries, a multimedia platform. His passion was born in the mid-1980s, he was a pioneer by taking part in the adventure of Tabala FM, the first African radio station established in France.

In 1998, on MCM Africa, he invented with Myriam Seurat, the first daily talk-show on diversity. The same year he had produced alongside his friend the Ivorian journalist Joseph Andjou, the documentary film Abidjan we say what around the theme of Ivorian humor for Canal.

He also launched in 2000, a print magazine Afrobiz. Amobé Mévégué was a creative with a great desire to do and share, a desire for meetings that he brought to life on many media.

He is someone who fought every day to give a positive image of the African continent. […] I am really in shock.

I think art and music in particular, especially from the black diaspora, has lost a big promoter. Someone who gave the microphone to everyone and who saw all the diversity of this black music.

This is sad news for Pan-Africanism. Amobe, he was a true Pan-Africanist who understood the challenges of his time.

It is with deep sadness that we have just learned of the disappearance of Amobé Mévégué, who died of a sudden illness this Wednesday, September 8, at the age of 53. Presenter since 2010 on France 24 of the cultural program “A l’Affiche!” “And musical columnist, Amobé Mévégué had also presented the daily program” Plein Sud “on RFI (from 1995 to 2010) where he remained very close to the teams. He had also collaborated with TV5Monde, MCM Africa, France Ô and founded the pan-African channel Ubiznewstv-OM5. At France 24 as at RFI, Amobé Mévégué, a traveling citizen of two continents, has always known how to create bridges between European and African cultures. He was a familiar face and voice appreciated by viewers and listeners to France Médias Monde channels who pay tribute to him on the air today. France Médias Monde fully associates itself with the grief of his family, his wife Coumba, his two children, his relatives, as well as all those who knew him.

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