“I’ve done my part”: why Yannick Noah left France to become village chief in Cameroon

Yannick Noah was invited to a set and confided to him the motivations that led him to return to Cameroon and become head of the village from his childhood.

Friday 13 May Yannick Noah was a guest at Anne-Élisabeth Lemoine in It is up to you, to present his new documentary, available May 22 on Amazon Prime. In “The Meaning of Winning”the artist and sportsman, who has already spoken of the racism witnessed by his young son, returned to his journey, from the tennis courts to Etoudi, the village of his childhood, to which he returned for more than a year.

Yannick Noah in the footsteps of his parents

Yannick Noah has since been very invested in his brand new life in Cameroonhe became the head of this village a few kilometers from Yaoundé† live on France 5the man of a thousand lives returned to this life choice, which he defines as a kind of inheritance: Papa has sacrificed much of his life to keep this place. It’s where the whole family lived and grew up for generations.”he said on the set of It is up to you

For the artist, 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: “For my children but also for my grandchildren”he explained. “If I saw them walking around here, I would have done my share of the work”he confided with great emotion.

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This project, which was close to his heart, was also his father’s dream.the former French-Cameroonian footballer Zacharie Noah, who had always dreamed that his eldest son “don’t stay too long abroad” et “let him come back”“This year I felt like a calling, a clear desire to go back to where I grew up and spend a lot of time improving this place, to make it a magical place if possible”he said of his father with whom he has always been very close.

This return has the ability to both Yannick Noah and . to surprise his parents Zacharie and Marie-Clairewhich he mentioned during his exchange with the chroniclers of It is up to you† On the set of the show, the former tennis champion returned to their love story“They got married in secret because it wasn’t seen very well on one side or the other,” he trusted.

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“I’ve done my part”: why Yannick Noah left France to become village chief in Cameroon
On Friday, May 13, Yannick Noah was a guest at Anne-Élisabeth Lemoine in Cà vous, to present her new documentary, which will be available on Amazon Prime from May 22.

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“I’ve done my part”: why Yannick Noah left France to become village chief in Cameroon
In “The Meaning of Winning” 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’ve done my part”: why Yannick Noah left France to become village chief in Cameroon
Yannick Noah values ​​his new life in Cameroon since he became the head of this village a few kilometers from Yaoundé.

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“I’ve done my part”: why Yannick Noah left France to become village chief in Cameroon
Live on France 5, Yannick Noah returned to this life choice, which he defines as a kind of heritage

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“I’ve done my part”: why Yannick Noah left France to become village chief in Cameroon
“Dad has sacrificed a large part of his life to preserve this place. The whole family lived and grew up here, and that for generations,” said Yannick Noah on the set of C à vous.

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“I’ve done my part”: why Yannick Noah left France to become village chief 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 generations to come.

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

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“I’ve done my part”: why Yannick Noah left France to become village chief in Cameroon
This project, which Yannick Noah loved, was also the dream of his father, former French-Cameroonian footballer Zacharie Noah, who had always dreamed that his eldest son “will not stay abroad for too long” and “that he will come back”

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“I’ve done my part”: why Yannick Noah left France to become village chief in Cameroon
“This year I felt like a calling, a definite desire to go back to where I grew up and spend a lot of time improving this place, if possible, to make it a magical place,” said Yannick Noah.

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“I’ve done my part”: why Yannick Noah left France to become village chief in Cameroon
This return may therefore enrapture both Yannick Noah and his parents Zacharie and Marie-Claire, whom he mentioned during his exchange with the chroniclers of C à vous.

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“I’ve done my part”: why Yannick Noah left France to become village chief in Cameroon
On the set of the show, Yannick Noah returned to their love story: “They got married in secret because it was not seen very well on one side or the other,” he confided.

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