b. Emanuel Eboa Lotti, 1942, Douala, Cameroon. A gifted guitarist, bass player, keyboard player and harmonica player, Lottin was a popular, albeit second division, makossa band leader of the 70s and early 80s. He was born into a celebrated family - his father was a Cameroonian national hero and martyr of the Native Church. He also founded the African version of the musical ‘Godspeil’. Lottin recorded his first single for Phillips Records in 1962, ‘Mulema Mwam, Elimba Dikalo’, the first of several dozen releases. As the 80s progressed he found acclaim among knowledgeable followers of African music for the dexterity of his playing and arrangements. Several international stars confirmed this standing by appearing on his 1988 album, Musique Anti-Crise Vol. 1, including Nyanka Bell, James Brown, Manu Dibango and Cameroon football star, Thomas Nkono. The subsequent Sodome Et Gomorho served as a tribute album to one of Cameroon’s legendary music figures, Francis Bebey.
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