Friday, January 31, 2014

All Roads Lead to Bambili for Two-in-One Celebration on Feb. 7

By Fai Cassian 
HRH Fon Tamukum II of Bambili
Sons and daughters of Bambili village (Mezam Division) in the North West Region of Cameroon are preparing for a cultural fiesta which kick-starts on February 7, 2014. This groundbreaking two-in-one celebration of February 7, 2014 promises to be the biggest crowd puller of the year given the magnitude of the event. According to the hint, all is now set for the cultural fiesta at the Bambili Fon’s palace that will begin with the public presentation of the newly enthroned traditional ruler of the (Mbili) Bambili people, HRH Fon Tamukum II and the commencement of the funeral celebration of HRH Late Fon Awemo II. Gun firing, masquerades display, singing and dancing will take the central stage for at least four weeks commencing February 7. North West Governor, Adolph Lele Lafrique as well as the Senior Divisional Officer for Mezam Nguele Nguele Philip are also expected to join in the celebrations marking the life of HRH Fon Awemo II. North West traditional rulers as well as key political figures of the region will also mark their presence to pay homage to the departed hero.  HRH Fon Awemo II is accredited for his contribution towards the development of Bambili village. He allocated land to host the University of Bamenda, the Regional College of Agriculture, ENS and many other institution of higher learning. Before passing away to eternity, he left an indelible mark of greatness. He was the eleventh ruler of the industrious Mbili(Bambili) of the North West Region.
HRH Fon Tamukum II succeeded Late Fon Awemo II and he is the 12th ruler of the (Mbili) Bambili people. Historically, the Mbili people (Bambili today) are of the Tikari tribe.  
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