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Cameroon Cup 2021: PWD Bamenda set to challenge own record 42years on

By Bakah Derick  The president of PWD social football club of Bamenda has expressed the wish to see his team challenge their 42year history in the Cameroon Cup competition. According to Abunde Pascal, the current generation of players have the responsibility to do better than their parents and elders who took part in the 1979 competition.  PWD Bamenda photo credit team's Facebook page Abunde was speaking in the dressing room of the Bamendzi football stadium in Bafoussam on Sunday 25 July 2021 after his team clinched a first Cameroon Cup semi final ticket since 1979. They have just beaten Avion Academy FC 2-0 following two second half goals by Mael and it is a visibly satisfied PWD Bamenda leadership that addresses the team with a message of satisfaction and encouragement from West Governor Awah Fonka Augustine (From the North West Region) the club's patron.  Team lineup that played against Avion Academy   PWD Bamenda will play Union of Douala in a highly

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Elite One Championship 2020/2021: Astre of Douala 0, YOSA 5! Emphatic victory in 12years

By Bakah Derick with field reports  Sunday 18 July 2021, Yong Sports Academy (YOSA) beats Astre of Douala 0-5 in a group B top tier day-13 fixture in Douala. It is the team's best overall results in their 12years top flight history at every level put together (home, away, against Astre, with Coach Nkabyo etc).                YOSA ahead of the Astre clash History made It took Agbor Emmanuel (2), Ngong Neville (1), Ade Mienolf(1) and Franklin Tangiri (1)  slightly above 90mins to write a new history line for the Bamenda club. After 22 meetings between the sides, YOSA emerges with the lion's share of wins; two in Douala and six in Bamenda making eight while Astre takes seven (two in Bamenda and five in Douala). Seven of the fixtures have ended in draws.  Current league situation  With 13 Matches played, 15 points accumulated by both sides, YOSA passes infront to spot number six not only for their large goal margin on day-13 but also for their advantageous home and away

Bamenda Showbiz: Zita Light drops new video #Woyo #ThisKindLove

By Bakah Derick  Bamenda based song writer, singer and performer Zita Light has released another mind blowing music video. The video titled #Woyo (This kind love) was release on Sunday 18 July 2021.  "It is already here guys. Don't be the last to tell this story and dance to this #HighVoltagePraise with me. #Woyo (ThisKindLove) is on a whole different trajectory." Zita Light writes on her Facebook account and YouTube channel.  The new Afro Njang cultural piece video served in Nkwen language, Cameroon pidgin and English has a feel of other Cameroonian cultural rhythms.   Described by the writer and performer as an excellent everywhere and every month praise banger, Zita Light writes "this song intends to bring mankind to a place of humanity, brokenness and humanity and deep repentance in other to provoke a divine intervention in healing the present deplorable state of our world."  Here is a link to the video This is a seco

Bamenda Showbiz: Zeeval to release sensational video titled Validé this Saturday

By Bakah Derick  G-neth Entertainment has announced the release of a new music video by their artist Zeeval come Saturday  July 17, 2021.  In a release published on Wednesday July 14, the international record label writes "We at #GnethEntertainment are happy to present to you #validé by ZeeVal - Artiste. The Official video according to the release is directed by Abstract Torts Motion Pictures."  Signed by G-nethentertainment in 2020, this is the 3rd single Zeeval is dropping with the label.  Born in Bamenda, Achiri Valentine artistically known as Zeeval is an Afro singer with a captivating voice and style.  With a seven track EP under his belt titled "I am unlimited",  the holder of a Bachelor'sdegree in Biochemistry has a huge fan base constructed during his stay at the university of Bamenda.  Winner of the Returnees Music contest, Wax Dey music challenge with several nominations and stage performances, Zeeval's Validé is

FECAFOOT Elections: "Bamenda boy" announced on the starting line

By Hilltopvoices   Media reports say Ivo Chi President of third tier side Grassland FC maybe eyeing the top job at the Cameroon Football Federation FECAFOOT.              Ivo Chi, the new guy on the line  According to an article published by Sports Vibes,  Chi is joining the race that already has incumbent Seidou Mbombo Njoya, Foorball legend Samuel Eto'o and Indomitable lions teammate Geremi Njitap.  The astute football manager and jurist who has spend his time helping young footballers get a decent living from the beautiful game with several record transfers to major clubs has his roots in Bamenda with a functioning sports management agency Smarts Sports.  Ivo Chi according to recent reports has acquired shares for Kufstein FC in Austria as co-owner.  Though all aspirants are maintaining some suspicious silence, Hilltopvoices has it on good authority that the cited men have an eye on Seidou' s office. 

Opinion: The Colbert Factor; Edison Fru Ndi as modern Cameroon's one-size-feet-all and resilient entrepreneur

The Colbert Factor Edison Fru Ndi as modern Cameroon's one-size-feet-all and resilient entrepreneur This reflection is inspired by the fact that unlike other businesses and entrepreneurs who saw the population of Bamenda simply as consumers of their products and who were quick to escape from Bamenda when the conflict escalated, Edison Fru Ndi, being an illustrious son of the Region deemed that it was right and just to stay besides his people, under rain, under shine. It is the more informed by the morale in Wole Soyinka's 'The Swarm Dwellers', to the effect that it was of 'no earthly use changing one slough for another' as insecurity anywhere is insecurity everywhere and that grass is greenest where it is watered. It is also inspired by the fact that Edison's tenacity has not only given hope to many hopeless youths from the Region who, even if they wanted to leave the Region they wouldn't have had anywhere else to go, he had not only continue

North West House of Chiefs: killing of Baforkum Fon condemned

By Nfor Nkfu The North West House of Chief has reacted angrily to the  killing of the traditional ruler of Baforkum,a fondom in Mezam division of the North West Region.The lifeless body of Fon Choh Peter Buma was discovered July 8th,2021 around IRAD campus in Bambili,a neighbouring village.                 House of Chiefs letter Confirmed reports say the late traditional ruler was picked from his palace by suspected armed separatist Ambazonia fighters.He is said to have spent more than one month in the hands of his captors . Consternation gripped the village when news broke out that Fon Choh was found dead. "The North West House of Chiefs Condems in the strongest terms the barbaric and inhuman killing of the Fon of Baforkum in Tubah subdivision, Mezam division", reads part of a statement issued July 9th, by Fon Yakum Kevin Teuvih, President of the North West House of Chiefs.            Photo of Baforkum monarch While extending sympathy to the royal fam

Elite One Championship 2020/2021 Day-11: YOSA's win against Cotonsport! more than just a win

By Bakah Derick  Saturday July 10, 202, Yong Sports Academy (YOSA) recorded an uncommon win against Elite One group B leaders Cotonsport of Garoua in Bamenda. It took 62mins of goalless play for YOSA to grab and transform a penalty to a goal via Neville Ngon Gama.  The celebration was big as expected because winning against Cotonsport is always more than just win.                        YOSA Bamenda Facts Despite the win, YOSA stayed ninth on the league table with 11points. Before Sunday's win, YOSA has not scored in three games and have conceded three goals with a virgin draw.  Like YOSA, Cotonsport had lost three fixtures including their home and away defeat in the CAF Cup semi final and one local game before falling again in Bamenda. The Garoua team with 20points however keeps the leadership position a point away from Panthere Sportive du Nde. The YOSA vs Cotonsport rivalry: Why it is more than just a win With 22 matches played by the sides since 2009 when YOSA quali

Press Freedom: Wawa Jackson shares tear-provoking arrest and detention story

By B. A Hilltopvoices NW chief correspondent has shared his arrest and detention story with colleagues and media professionals in Bamenda. Wawa Jackson Nfor who spent close to three  years in detention Nkambe was speaking during the maiden edition of Hilltopvoices Coffee Friday. He was arrested Nkambe after attending a community function in his native Tabeken village as he prepared to return to Bamenda where he was working.  The tear-provoking narration revealed instances of torture, detention incommunicado, blackmail, conspiracy, misleading, lies, denial,  political score settling and yet unprecedented media and community support.  The pen soldier despite all these showed resilience while taking the side of truth with respect to justice. The visibly fast recovering Wawa has resumed work especially following the unflinching support showed him by his people and the Media family.  "During my Fon's visit to Bamenda he personally advised me to let go everything and pic

Elite One Championship 2020/2021: PWD's Ngwan Brian out of danger after chest kick

By Bakah Derick  The team media officer of PWD social club of Bamenda has confirmed to Hilltopvoices that his team's right back defender Ngwan Brian is out of danger following a hard kick on his chest during their day 12 encounter with Yaounde II FC in Bamenda on Wednesday July 7, 2021.    Game temporarily stopped with Ngwan Brian on the turf "Ngwang Brian is ok now, after the shock he had on Sunday in the game against YAFOOT. Medical checks were carried out on him after the game, and his situation was not bad as initially thought." Afeseh Apong said  The unsportsmanlike conduct  which temporarily stopped the game for over five minutes ended with YAFOOT's coach and player expelled with red cards. PWD fans showed dissatisfaction with attempts to jump into the field but were controlled by the club's administrators. YAFOOT players could  be seen apologising to PWD fans before game resumption.  Ngwan's shirt after incident  The Intermediate

Cameroon Special Status Regions: Public Independent Conciliator takes oath of office

The Public Independent Conciliator for the North West Region has taken the aoth of office. The oath taking ceremony held this Thursday July 8, 2021 in Bamenda during a highly profiled court session of the Mezam appeal court up station.  Fai Simon Tamfu swearing before the court  He is expected by the law to be a dispute settler appointed as fallout of a national dialogue event aimed at resolving the current armed conflict in the country. His office comes alongside the creation of a regional assembly; a unique administrative feature to the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.                  Just ahead of oath taking  His six years mandate expires in 2027 as per law No.2019/024 of 24th December, 2019 Read More Cameroon Special Status regions: Tamfu Simon Fai appointed Conciliator for NW  

COVID-19 Bamenda: Vaccination campaigns intensified

Health authorities in Bamenda have rolled out a new campaign plan to step up vaccination figures  in the city.  During a press conference in Bamenda on Tuesday 6 July 2021, the Bamenda District Medical officer Dr Nsoh Gilbert said the vaccination campaign which is the second in his area will last five days being 7-11 July 2021.  Photo credit: International Disability Alliance    With an increase in the number of vaccination possibilities including 11 centers, eight mobile teams and three others fixed in strategic locations within the district,  the District officer says the personnel have been cautioned to ensure that the population has sufficient access to the vaccination.  The current vaccination campaign targets COVID-19 negative persons above the age of 18. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are not eligible for vaccination. Despite the armed conflict affecting the area, the health authorities still have as objective to vaccinate at least 70% of the targeted population 

Simon Achidi Achu: NW CPDM lay to rest their favourite rally Mbagalum singer

 By Hilltopvoices The funeral of the late Simon Achidi Achu has emerged as the biggest assembly for members of Cameroon’s People Democratic Movement CPDM in the North West Region since the start of the ongoing armed conflict in the region. Added to the many that came in from Yaoundé were others from across the region though without uniforms but their leader Yang. Unfortunately, there was no militant who could lead the funeral gathering with a Mbagalum tone as the deceased did every time the opportunity provided itself. The late Simon Achidi Achu opened or ended his rally messages with Mbagalum a preferred traditional rhythm the Ngembah area of the North West Region.  Simon Achidi Achu   The former Prime Minister and Vice President of the Senate who breathe his last in the USA, May 4, 2021, now rest in peace at his Rock Farm residence in Santa Subdivision. The passionate farmer descended in to the bossom of mother earth on Saturday July 3, 2021 in the presence of top government offi

Cup of Cameroon 2021: PWD to face Avion in Quarter final

PWD of Bamenda will face Avion academy in one of the quarter final fixtures of the Cup of Cameroon. After beating Renaissance of Ngoumou 2-1, the Abakwa boys had to wait for several weeks to know their opponents following controversies surrounding the Avion academy vs Renaissance FC of Noun 16th final match that only took the disciplinary and ethics committee of the Cameroon Football Federation FECAFOOT to resolve.  PWD Bamenda photo credit: PWD Facebook page  Following their 5-0 thrashing of Renaissance FC of Noun and a followup 2-0 beating of Djiko FC of Bandjoun in an 8th final game, Avion FC Academy will now face Cameroon's reigning champions in a game that is expected to be a nerve cracker.  Both sides have shown great qualities in their last cup games with flipfoot players whose recent form can cause uncommon upsets. The recent form of the likes of Mfegue George of Avion and Nchindo John Bosco of PWD could make a great game to watch.  The winner of the game will c

Bamenda: Below Foncha kills again sparking street demonstration.

By Bakah Derick  Many have this Sunday 4 July 2021 paraded the streets of Bamenda with the lifeless body of a man they say was found dead in his car at Below Foncha a locality in Nkwen Bamenda III Subdivision not far from the home of one of Cameroon’s post-independence administrators John Ngu Foncha.  Partial view of deceased Photo credit: Drayinfos The car in which the lifeless body of the man whose name we got as Djibril Dubila is stationed less than 50m from a state security post. The circumstances leading to his death remain obscure as no one has made an official statement including the security officers who are expected to be close to the scene as some of those demonstrating have confirmed hearing gunshot sound.  Demonstrators credit: Drayinfos The lifeless body of Djibril is seen with blood as he is paraded shoulder high by visibly angry youths. The youths are chanting anti-state security forces songs as they parade the streets even in rain. A

Bamenda Showbiz: Hilltopvoices talks to Zita Light on release of New music video "Kwebere"

Bamenda based gospel music artist,  song writer, singer and dancer  Zita Light has released another mind blowing music video. The journalist turned artist released the video featuring another singer Flavy Praise on June 30, 2021 as part of a project which she has christened The Change Project. In a chat with Hilltopvoices editor Bakah Derick, Zita Light speaks about her motivation, evaluates the work done in the production process  and her choice of language. Here is the short interview Hilltopvoices: What motivated the Kwebere music video?  Zita light:   The entire Kwebere Series or The Change Project is inspired by my search for a lasting solution to the deplorable state of our world and the desperate wickedness that is ravaging our world. While seeking God Almighty for a divine intervention in this matter, He opened my eyes via 2 Chron 7:14 which states "2 Chronicles 7:14 If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and requ