In my last post on Africities holding in Dakar-Senegal (Dec4-8,2012) I promised to come back with more from the cultural evening organised as part of the event.
On the invitation of Cameroon's Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation René Emmanuel SADI and Cameroon's Ambassador to Senegal Jean Koe NTONGA, a host of personalities and dignitaries at the sixth edition of AFRICITIES attended the cultural event alongside the state officials from Cameroon, government delegates, mayors and the rest of the Cameroonian delegation
|(Donny ELWOOD from Cameroon)|
|(Mabi introducing Senegal's Ndella Xalas; the lone female artist of the night)|
I was particularly delighted to introduce on stage Ndella Xalas from Senegal. Together with her energetic dancers they all thrilled the guests.
|(Manlolo & the Wanda street ochestra)|
|Manlolo-Petit Canard in Assiko display|
In a typical bassa style-Manlolo petit canard did put up an impressive assiko display to crown the cultural night. At some point he placed a bottle of water on his head and danced towards the crowd. Later on he added a second bottle before gulping down an entire bottle of water in one-go- amid thunderous applause from those present.
|(Manlolo gulps a bottle of water as he displays before the crowd)|
Beyond the cultural fiesta, the Africities Cameroonian cultural night equally provided an opportunity for Minister Rene Emmanuel SADI to urge all present to intensify efforts towards the development of local councils, cities and Africa's territories irrespective of the challenges they might be facing noting that it was vital, in order to build a better Africa.
(below Me and Mr. Vincent Ndumu,Government Delegate,Bamenda City Council-NW Cameroon.)
|( Egbe Sabina En-Mayor of Tinto-SW Cameroon,|
Mrs Ntongwe Ajang Pamela-Executive Council officer,Kumba 1council-SW Cameroon,
Mr Donatus Njong- Mayor of Kumbo-NW Cameroon)
All Photo Credits: Mabi Azefor Fominyen