Yannick Noah is one of the most popular stars in France. After having brilliantly illustrated himself in sport, in particular tennis, the artist embarked on song with panache. A well-deserved success. However, the former tennis player had to hang on to make all his dreams come true. Recently, the interpreter of “Destination Elsewhere” participated in the documentary “Blacks in France” Aurélia Perreau and Alain Mabanckou as stated TV 7 days this Monday, January 10, 2022. Public and anonymous figures have answered the question unvarnished: “How does it feel to be black in France?”. In this report, all stereotypes and prejudices are brought to light. Soprano, conductor Mory Sacko and even Yannick Noah to name a few have agreed to tell their stories. In the past, Isabelle Camus’ ex-companion has also been a victim of racism. Terrible remarks will mark him forever … “My first memory of a black child is when I arrived at boarding school”, confessed the artist in a sequence. “I was the only black one, I became ‘bamboula’ in a few minutes”.
As a reminder, Yannick Noah was born in the Ardennes. His teaching mother was French while his professional footballer father was Cameroonian. Then in the 1960s, the happy family moved to Cameroon. Yannick Noah’s parents, seeing his great potential in tennis, decided to return to France to improve his skills in this discipline. A choice that will prove them right. In 1983, the interpreter of “Métis” unleashed passions by winning the Roland-Garros tournament. Ambitious and hardworking born, Yannick Noah later became captain and coach and brought the French to victory in the Davis Cup twice: in 1991 and in 1996.
Via his testimony which is consistent with that of others, the interpreter of “Jamafrica” wishes to raise awareness and reestablish a certain truth on this subject. The documentary “Blacks in France” will be unveiled this Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 9:10 pm…