“I did my part”: because Yannick Noah left France to become village head in Cameroon

Invited on a set, Yannick Noah shared the reasons that led him to return to Cameroon and become the village head of his childhood.

On Friday 13 May, Yannick Noah was the guest of Anne-Élisabeth Lemoine a It’s up to you, to present his new documentary, available on Amazon Prime from 22 May. In “The meaning of winning”the artist and sportsman, who has already talked about the racism his young son is witnessing, has returned to his journey, from the tennis courts to Etoudi, the village of his childhood, to which he returned more than a year.

Yannick Noah in the footsteps of his parents

Since then Yannick Noah has been very busy with his new life in Cameroonbecame the head of this village located a few kilometers from Yaoundé. live France 5the man of a thousand lives has returned to this choice of life, which he defines as a sort of inheritance: Dad sacrificed a good part of his life to preserve this place. It is the place where the whole family lived and grew up, and which for several generations “he said on the set of It’s up to you.

For the artist, this new role is a way to pay tribute to her parents, who passed away a few years ago, and to prepare for the future of future generations: “For my children but also for my grandchildren”He explained. “If I saw them around this place, I would have done my part of the job”he confided with great emotion.

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This project, which was close to his heart, was also his father’s dream.former Franco-Cameroonian footballer Zacharie Noah, who had always dreamed of being his eldest son “don’t stay abroad too long” et “let him come back”: “This year I felt like a call, an evident desire to go back to where I grew up and to dedicate a lot of time to improve this place, to make it possibly a magical place”he told of his father to whom he has always been very attached.

This return therefore has the ability to delight both Yannick Noah and his parents Zacharie and Marie-Clairehe talked about during his exchange with reporters from It’s up to you. On the set of the show, the former tennis champion is back to their love story : “They got married in secret because one side or the other didn’t see themselves very well”, he confided.

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“I did my part”: because Yannick Noah left France to become village head in Cameroon
Friday 13 May Yannick Noah was Anne-Élisabeth Lemoine’s guest in C à vous, to present her new documentary, available on Amazon Prime from 22 May.

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“I did my part”: because Yannick Noah left France to become village head in Cameroon
In “The Sense of Victory”, Yannick Noah returned to his journey from the tennis courts to Etoudi, the village of his childhood, to which he returned more than a year ago.

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“I did my part”: because Yannick Noah left France to become village head in Cameroon
Yannick Noah has been very involved in his new life in Cameroon since he became the head of this village located a few kilometers from Yaoundé.

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“I did my part”: because Yannick Noah left France to become village head in Cameroon
Live on France 5, Yannick Noah has returned to this lifestyle choice, which he defines as a sort of legacy

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“I did my part”: because Yannick Noah left France to become village head in Cameroon
“Dad sacrificed a good part of his life to preserve this place. The whole family lived and raised here, and this for several generations,” said Yannick Noah on the set of C à vous.

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“I did my part”: because Yannick Noah left France to become village head in Cameroon
For Yannick Noah, this new role is a way to pay tribute to his parents, who passed away a few years ago, and to prepare for the future of future generations.

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“I did my part”: because Yannick Noah left France to become village head in Cameroon
“For my children but also for my grandchildren,” he explained. “If I saw them walking around this place, I would have done my part of the work,” said Yannick Noah with great emotion.

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“I did my part”: because Yannick Noah left France to become village head in Cameroon
This project, so loved by Yannick Noah, was also the dream of his father, former Franco-Cameroonian footballer Zacharie Noah, who had always dreamed that his eldest son “won’t stay abroad too long” and “that he will come back” .

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“I did my part”: because Yannick Noah left France to become village head in Cameroon
“This year I felt like a call, an evident 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,” said Yannick Noah.

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“I did my part”: because Yannick Noah left France to become village head in Cameroon
This return therefore has the ability to delight both Yannick Noah and his parents Zacharie and Marie-Claire, of whom he spoke during his exchange with the chroniclers of C à vous.

© Screenshot France 5

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“I did my part”: because Yannick Noah left France to become village head in Cameroon
On the set of the show, Yannick Noah returned to their love story: “They got married in secret because one side or the other didn’t see each other very well,” he confided.

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