Cameroon, Central Africa
Written by Moriah Thompson

Cameroonians are best known for their confidence, creativity, dance, music, spirituality and work ethic. 

Cameroon is speckled throughout with churches, mosques, homes of shamans and healers. Religious freedom is granted, religious harassment is prohibited and the government is secular. 

This region of the world has had to work hard to end administrative corruption, secure stable revenue outside of the agriculture sector, and stifle religious extremists who kill and harass civilians.

Our hope is that one day soon Cameroon will be known as a place of peace where civilians are free to make positive change.
Our goal is to help establish a healthy church within walking distance of every person on the continent!  
Focused Prayer Video for Cameroon
People Groups

Sista - Charlotte Dipanda Ft. Yémi Alad

Sista is definitely my favorite Cameroonian artist music video. Charlotte Dipanda, who is Cameroonian, and Yémi Alade collaborate in this song about sister friends. In this song you'll hear Charlotte singing in French, her native language Bakaka and Duala. The Bakaka people group are concentrated mostly between Duoala, Bamenda and Buea. Her costar Yémi is Nigerian, of Yoruba and Igbo descent. Since Nigeria and Cameroon border each other, people groups along the border have long standing history. Many people groups who've lived in Cameroon for decades also have settlements in Nigeria, Chad, Central Africa Republic, Republic of Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.  
Chris Rock an American born Actor & Comedian shared his DNA test on an educational documentary, African American Lives 2, reveling ancestral ties to the Wuzlam people group in Northern Cameroon.  This group of people also inhabit Chad, Nigeria & Niger. 
Jean-Marie Téno is a filmmaker who has published about 14 short films and documentaries on life and culture before & after colonialism in Cameroon. He was born in the Banjoun region, just south of a main city, Bafoussam. The native language spoken in this region is Ghomala.
Ruben Um Nyobè became a lawyer during the French occupation of Cameroon. A nationalist civil rights leader who formed the UPC (United People of Cameroon) political party. For that work he was assassinated by the French military because advocating independence at that time was considered treason. He was born a few hours west of the capitol Yaounde and spoke French, Bassa, Bulu, and Do. 
Music and Dance
Two popular music styles emergent from traditional culture are bikutsi and makossaBikutsi and makossa are both up energetic music and dance styles. 
When dancing to Cameroonian music you want to make the most of your space, move your hips and exercise those legs! It's a wonderful feeling to express yourself through dance, it'll cheer you up too! 
These music styles are playing through the airwaves in Cameroon's capital, Yaoundé. Pronounced (Yaun-day)
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