The viewing of the remains of the late music icon, Anne Marie Nzie will be held at the mortuary of the Yaounde Central Hospital, Cameroon Intelligence Report has learned. The ceremony will include other funeral rites such as a special posthumous honor to be conferred for her meritorious services to the nation in the field of culture. The Ministry of Arts and Culture is working closely with the family of the deceased to give her a befitting burial.
It is still unclear if this man seen here on photo with the late Anne Marie Nzie will hold an official funeral in memory of this Cameroonian music legend. Anne-Marie Nzié, credited for bringing the Bikutsi music to the lime light died on May the 24th, 2016 after weeks of illness at the Central Hospital in Yaounde. Born in Lolodorf in the South Region of Cameroon, Anne Marie Nzie began her music career in the early 1940s.
She was an ardent supporter of President Paul Biya and the ruling CPDM crime syndicate to which she dedicated her hit song “Freedom”. She openly protested after the main opposition party in the country, the Social Democratic Front (SDF) used the song during the presidential campaign for its leader John Fru Ndi in 1992. Anne Marie Nzie died aged 84.
Rita Akana (Cameroon Intelligence Report)