With input from sportsmen and now artists, Cameroon is carving an enviable place for itself on the world scene. One musician who is helping fly our national flag sky high is world famous baritone Jacques Greg Belobo who is the first ever African to be nominated for the BBC-sponsored “Best Singer in the World” award in the 90s. Despite his humble beginnings, the singer has become a household name in the world of classical music. After walking away with the first prize in various national competitions, he got a scholarship upon winning an international singing competition in Cote d’Ivoire and entered the National Conservatory of Music in Nice,France. He later got into the Higher National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris from where he obtained a higher diploma in singing in 1998. This far, he has amassed over ten major international awards and performed classics by icons like Mozart. He is now a successful singer who has performed all over the world and ran workshops. As a patriot, he has participated in various national ceremonies and plans to set up a music conservatory in Cameroon. Who said Cameroon didn’t have talents?

 


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