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FEHACU 2021: Mayor Fongu, Fon Azehfor III Round Off Festival On "Mourning Sunday" With Baptists

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By Raymond Dingana The Mayor of Bamenda III Council and the Fon of Nkwen have joined Christians of the Cameroon Baptist Convention CBC on the last day of the Bamenda III Festival of Heritage Arts and Cultures (FEHACU) to mourn and pray for those who have died and their families in the current armed conflict in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. At The Nkwen Baptist Church Fongu Cletus Tanwe and HRM Fon Azehfor III prayed with Christians of the Nkwen Baptist Church on Sunday 28 November 2021 declared by the Executive President of the CBC as Mourning Sunday. Mayor Fongu Cletus Tanwe Of Bamenda III Council Speaking To The Congregation According to the Very Rev. Dr. Nditemeh Charlemagne, the declaration followed the killing of school children in Ekondo Titi and pupils in Buea and Bamenda this November 2021. Led by the Rev Njini Edward, Senior Pastor of the Nkwen Baptist Church, the festival of Heritage Arts and Cultures (FEHACU) 2021 delegation prayed for the souls of the c

FEHACU 2021:My Time In The Power House Of The Bamenda III Cultural Jamboree

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  By Raymond Dingana The maiden edition of the Festival Heritage of Arts and Cultures (FEHACU) is curruently on in Nkwen, Bamenda III Municipality, North West Region of Cameroon. The Festival jamboree which started on Friday November 26,2021 is being organized by the Bamenda III Council with Fongu Cletus Tanwie at the helm. If there is one thing that has caught my attention so far on day one this maiden edition of (FEHACU), it is the power house that takes care of gastronomy. FEHACU Power House Were Traditional Dishes Are Served When i alighted from the cab at Center Bolt in Nkwen and started heading towards the Nkwen Fon's Palace, saliva started gathering in my mouth caused by the aroma emanating from the the FEHACU power house. I did not need a guide to take me there, the aroma was enough guide for me reason why I found my self on the left side of the palace from Center Bolt Junction. If you are a lover of rice, spaghetti and others, you may want to look elsewhere, not the Fon

FEHACU 2021: Beauty Pageant Contestant offers brooms to venue cleaners

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By Raymond Dingana One of the contestants of the Bamenda III Festival of Heritage Arts and Cultures (FEHACU) beauty pageant has offered brooms to youths who turnout for the cleaning of Nkwen Fon's Palace being the venue of the maiden edition of the festival. Tita Princess Wanki 19yrs Studying Business Manaagent at the University of Bamenda stormed the palace in the morning of 22 November 2021 with bundles of brooms for those who came to clean the palace. While distributing the brooms, Princess said she was motivated by the need to keep the festival venue clean so that visitors will be comfortable while at the Nkwen Fon's Palace. According to Princes Tita, this can contribute to making her winner of the Miss FEHACU contest. Tita Princess Wanki The other four contestants include Asah Nadia Sirri 20yrs and holder of the Advanced Level Certificate, Fuh Nadege Bih 17years studying Accounting and Finance, Ijang Julienne 25yrs involved in Handicraft and Arts and Blandine Ngewoh 19 fro

FEHACU 2021 D-Day -4: Bamenda III Youths Tidy Festival Site

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  By Raymond Dingana They came out in their thousands  from across Bamenda III municipality to tidy the Nkwen Fon's Palace which shall be the venue of the maiden edition of the Bamenda III Festival of Heritage Arts and Cultures (FEHACU) 2021. The youths turned out within the early hours of November 22, 2022 to keep their palace clean.  Some could be heard saying as they returned to their homes in Ndamukong, a quarter in Nkwen as as saying, "Culture no like dirty"   translated as culture dose not like dirt. Bamenda III Youths In Action Cleaning Up The Palace According to George Ngu, Youth leader from Mbessi just coming to clean the palace is already an uncommon achievement for the maiden edition of the Bamenda III Festival of Heritage Arts and Culturture. "I am so happy that this event is coming to our village. We have come out as  youths to work and clean our palace because this is where the event will be. We want to make sure that those who will be coming will meet

FEHACU 2021: Inclusive Contest Produces Festival Beauty Pegeant Finalists

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Raymond Dingana Finalists of the maiden edition of the Bamenda III Festival of Heritage Arts and Cultures (FEHACU) beauty pageant are now known.  The finalists emerged from an inclusive highly competitive contest at the Nkwen Fon's Palace on Wednesday 10 November 2021. "We are happy with our girls who summoned courage to be part of this maiden edition of Miss FEHACU. Personally I feel happy with the fact that most of them are proposing project that will connect young people to their culture. This is the very essence of our festival. As a council, we are committed to make sure that those who shall win will have all the support to carry on their projects. They shall be having interesting prices and that is already something to start with." Quinta Mankaa Bamenda III Secretary General said after the contest. FEHACU  Beauty Pegeant Finalists The finalists have been advised to step up their preparation for a better performance programmed for Saturday 27 November 2021 being day

FEHACU 2021: Mayor Fongu Takes Festival To Church, Says Not Only For Nkwen, Ndzah Dinezens

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By Raymond Dingana The Mayor of the Bamenda III Council has invited everyone in his municipality to be part of the upcoming festival of heritage arts and cultures (FEHACU). Mayor Fongu Cletus Tanwe was speaking on Sunday 7 November 2021 at the St Micheal's Catholic Parish Church Futru Nkwen during a thanksgiving and sensitisation Mass. According to the municipal leader, the Bamenda III festival which shall run from November 26 to 28 2021 will permit those living in the municipality to celebrate their respective cultures. Mayor Fongu Dancing To The Rythem Of Beautiful Music At St. Michae's Parish Futru While reaffirming that registration for participation is ongoing and free, the Mayor disclosed that his council is fully mobilised to offer quality prices to participants during the festival which he says is expected to be the biggest in the North West Region never seen before. Cultural Desplay By Boyo Community Mayor Fongu's visit to St Micheal's Parish Futru coincided wi

FEHACU 2021: HRM Fon Azehfor III to lead festival Caravan

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By Raymond Dingana The Paramount ruler of Nkwen has announced his decision to lead the Bamenda III Festival of Heritage Arts and Cultures (FEHACU) caravan.  HRM Fon Azehfor III of Nkwen was speaking during a strategic meeting with all 57 quarterheads of Nkwen this Thursday 4 November 2021 in the Ntoh Nfo'o Menkwen palace inner esplanade. The Fon was meeting with the quarter leaders to ensure that Nkwen stages an unmatched presence during FEHACU. HRM Fon Azehfor III of Nkwen Prescribing the expected outfit, His Majesty observed that it will be amazing to have everyone in North West traditional regalia and more meaningful if they wear old and typical Nkwen outfits.  Briefing and instruction his quarterheads, HRM Fon Azehfor III appeal with all of them to do all it takes for the preservation of their cultural heritage.  He insisted on massive participation and stating that he will personally supervised all the activities and presence of all quarter heads before, during and after the f

2019 RECAN Re-launch: Invest In The Arts And Culture Sector-NW Governor To Private Investors.

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By Dingana Raymond. The governor of the North West Region of Cameroon, Adolph LeLe L’afrique has called on private investors to invest in the Arts and Culture sector in order to harness the cultural potential of the region, an amazing tool for the development of communities, the region and the country as a whole. Adolph LeLe L’afrique was speaking Tuesday October 8, 2019 during the opening ceremony of the 2019 re-launch of the Artistic and Cultural Season at Up Station Bamenda where he also said, culture is a unifying factor. The cultural fiesta which is being observed with the theme : Contribution Of Arts And Culture Sub-Section In The Constant Consolidation Of Unity, Peace And Harmonious Living Together For An Emergent Cameroon , the re-launch came at a time when, the current socio-political crisis in the region has dealt a heavy blow to the cultural life of the people especially in the Arts and Culture domain.