Invited on a set, Yannick Noah confided in the motivations that led him to return to Cameroon and become chief of the village of his childhood.
Yannick Noah in the footsteps of his parents
Yannick Noah is very invested in his brand new life in Cameroon since he has become the chief of this village located a few kilometers from Yaoundé
. Live on France 5, the man of a thousand lives returned to this choice of life, which he defines as a kind of inheritance: “Dad sacrificed a good part of his life to preserve this place. This is the place where the whole family lived and grew up, and that for several generations”, he said on the set from C to you.
For the artist, this new role is a way to pay tribute to his parents, who died a few years ago, and to prepare for the future of future generations: “For my children but also my grand- children”, he explained. “If I see them wandering around this place, I would have done my part of the job”, he confided with great emotion.
Yannick Noah on his new duties as chef: “I felt like a call”
This project, which was close to his heart, was also the dream of his father
, the former Franco-Cameroonian footballer Zacharie Noah, who had always dreamed that his eldest son “does not stay abroad too long” and “that he returns”: “This year, I felt like a call, an obvious desire to go back to where I grew up and to spend a lot of time improving this place, to make it a magical place if possible” , he said about his father with whom he has always been very close.
This return therefore has the ability to delight both Yannick Noah and his parents Zacharie and Marie-Claire