Cameroon Bottle Dance Musician, John Minang “Resurrected” At Catholic Church Event!

By Beltha Mokube – Thursday January 31, 2019.


A small hall behind Che in Nitop, Bamenda formerly used by onetime great of “Bottle Dance Music” John Minang

A symbolic Catholic Church event in Bamenda, capital of Cameroon’s North West Region has been held Saturday, January 27, 2019, in a small hall behind Che in Nitop, a quarter in Bamenda formerly used by onetime great of “Bottle Dance Music” John Minang who died on June 2, 2015.

The exponential growth of ST. Theresa Parish Azire in the Archdiocese of Bamenda came the need for expansion. The authorization of the Archbishop of Bamenda inevitably created the ST Michael Mission Station Nitop.

The vibrant Christian community of ST. Michael Mission Nitop, Bamenda with lined up activities to aid in proper worship of God, participated in the Launching and Fundraiser for the new Church choir “Gate of Heaven Choir”, Saturday, January 27, 2019.

To enable members to acquire a sound system and instruments for the choir, a choir launching ceremony and fundraising mass were celebrated by the Parish Priest of St. Theresa Parish Azire, Small Mankon, Rev. Fr. Franklin Kamgeh. The high point of the ceremony was the fundraising, congregants have said. 

Despite the difficult situation the Christians are currently faced with, the response was impressive. Even though the amount raised failed to meet the target, it’s hoped, special appeals to benefactors would turn productive and assist in procurements before moving into a new church building.

To round it up, there would be the launching of the new church building project on Sunday, February 24, 2019, an event under the patronage of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Bamenda, His Grace Cornelius Fontem Esua.

As a prelude to the upcoming memorable event, the Gate of Heaven Choir would start a tour of all the Mission stations in Azire Parish to carry out sensitization and pre-fundraising, National Telegraph has been told.

 On Sunday, February 4, 2019, the choir would do carols at St. John Paul II Mission Ntarikon and Azire on of February 10. The estimated cost of the project, National Telegraph learned is Thirteen Million Seventy-Seven Thousand, Eight Hundred and Thirty (13.77.830) francs CFA.

The St. Michael Mission Nitop, a small community with a population of about 300 communicants will need the assistance of all sort to meet up with such a project. Should the project be realized, John Minang would have been resurrected, a congregant said.

In this light the project committee has embarked on an appeal for funds from benevolent people at home and abroad to help attain their objectives, National Telegraph has been told

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