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Dies At 61, Records 86 Fights, 85 Victories, 1 Draw – Life & Death Of African Hero Super Makia [Exclusive On ARREYB]

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By Arrey Bate

African wrestling champion, Jacob Mbeng Makia alias Super Makia has died at his home after a brief illness.

40 years as a wrestler, super Makia had 86 fights with 85 victories and a draw.

At least 8 of every 10 Cameroonians aged 30 and below would not forget anecdotes or references parents made to the great fighter. Makia was one of the most powerful men who ever lived in Cameroon history.

He has been African Champion since July 1986. At 57, Makia proposed to quit the wrestling arena for a well deserved rest.

He died knowing no defeat ! His only draw was recorded in 1990 against Nigeria’s Johny Clango. History recorded it as an achievement to draw with the great super fighter.

While we can’t independently verify the sickness, Journal Du Cameroun published that Makia died of stomach ache .

Here’s a compilation, the wrestling story of Jacob Mbeng Makia, click to watch!

On Wednesday April 2, the fighter announced his intention to quit wrestling for good. The declaration was made during a press conference organised in his honor at Institute Siantou Coronne Campus, Yaounde.

At the event, the national president Hon Siantou Wantou said Super Makia was his sporting icon, that he was an African champion like no other.

Born in Kumba in 1958, Makia studied in Nigeria where he got registered in the Lagos school of sports in 1974.

Four years later he left for Hongkong where he spent two years in the professional arena. This is where he started his professional career before returning to Cameroon.

Makia snatched the title of African champion from Nigerian Times Man Udoh in 1986 and kept the title till death. He died as African Heavy Weight Professional Wrestling Double Champion.

At his jubilee on June 8th in Yaounde, executives paired Makia with Austrian world champion Chris Rabber . Rabber is the World’s heavy weight wrestling champion with 5 world titles in four continents

“As a wrestler i train everyday, I am always in action training twice a day to keep fit” – these were one of Makia’s last words in a media outing !

Jacob Mbeng Makia died on August 1, 2019.


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I am Arrey Bate Arrey I am a blogger, digital journalist, Online Marketing consultant & digital entrepreneur who has been featured on the BBC World Service, British Council and other international media. 6 years as a communicator, I am one of Cameroon's best digital communicators and listed among British Council's Top 100 Young Journalists Worldwide in 2019. My blog was nominated at Infinity Blog Awards USA among top 200 blogs from 3,000 submissions worldwide. With a deep knowledge of social media, I founded Arreyb Media, an online media in advertisement, digital branding and blogging with more that 100,000 monthly views on our website . I have built an insight driven online advertising and digital advertising skill serving 500+ brands and running even online presidential election campaigns. I have a deep insight-driven & customer-centered knowledge consulting and developing successful B2B and B2C go-to advertising/marketing ideas and was the first blogger to organize a national tour in Cameroon. The ARREYB Media national tour (ABNTour) was a series of 7 conferences held in 7 towns in Cameroon to train young entrepreneurs & media persons on digital branding and building a band, business or career via social media . Always smiling, I report as a journalist, consult as a media expert I am the founder of the AB Afrikpreneur Awards, an African award to celebrate entrepreneurial bodies & systems across Africa and the author of the book "How To Make Money, Build Right Relationships With Social Media" Through our media prowess, my team and I have been able to help several business owners, brands and institutions make more money and enjoy the beauty of business. I can do same for you ! I believe you have what it takes to change the world and live the life you’ve always wanted. The question is, are you ready to take your business or brand to the next level and start making more money ? I am one click away & anxious to help you []

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