SakerPride - "Telling the Saker Story & MORE"
SAKER PRIDE S.B.C. TUTORS
GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS @ COVENTRY, ENGLAND
SAKER PRIDE II (VICTORIA) SOME EARLY S.B.C. GRADUATES FROM THE WITTS
GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS IN LIMBE, CAMEROON (I)
Cameroon College Singers
Mr. HAND @ GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS IN LIMBE, CAMEROON GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS IN LIMBE, CAMEROON & DALLAS GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS IN LIMBE, CAMEROON (II) HOUSTON CONVENTION - 2010 (R.I.P. SISTER MEG!) ExSSA-USA IS 10 YEARS OLD! ATLANTA CONVENTION, 2011
ATLANTA 2011 - GALA & PICNIC!
Click on icon above to read Tribute to Aunty Meg WASHINGTON D.C. CONVENTION - 2009 CHICAGO CONVENTION - 2008 HOMEGOING CEREMONIES FOR OUR BELOVED SISTER "CHICHI" - R.I.P WAKE - CHURCH - HOUSTON AIRPORT - NIGERIA
WASHINGTON D.C. - 2003 MINNESOTA CONVENTION - 2007 ATLANTA CONVENTION - 2004 Class of '70's Mrs. Rose Valerie Kome Ngalame celebrates her 60th Birthday! (May 26 2012) THE YOUNGER GENERATION - '80s & '70s CLASS OF '76 -'81 ROYALS "IN DA HOUSE" Y'ALL!! A WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY-BOUND CARAT'S GRADUATION PARTY IN HOUSTON-TX 06/16/12 SELLING WAAAAAY AFTAH DEH MARKET OH! A few more CAPTIONED pictures from January's Golden Jubilee Celebrations in LIMBE! MISS KERN'S 81st BIRTHDAY! May 13 2012 MOTHER'S DAY 2012 IN HOUSTON! DOUBLE CLICK on image to the left to see Video Snippet & SIMPLY CLICK on the picture of the Chapter to the right, to see Photo Album
Click on Icon below to Read Chapter President's Inspiring Speech. PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE ABOVE TO VIEW PICTURES OF EXSSA-GERMANY'S GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS & LAUNCHING!
ExSSA-UK BIRMINGHAM CONVENTION, SEPTEMBER 2012 Click on image below to view Album PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE ABOVE TO ENJOY THE ALBUM OF PICTURES THAT DO A DARN FINE JOB OF PORTRAYING THE INFECTIOUS JOY & JUBILATION DISPLAYED BY HER FAMILY, FRIENDS & SIBLINGS - TWO OF WHOM ARE EXSSANS!!
Upon her return from the U.K. where she attended the funeral of her Step Mom, LATE MRS. EMMA EWOKOLO GWAN-NULLA nee NAJEME , Class of 1983's Mrs. CHANTAL NCHANJI nee GWANNULLA , shared the following note along with the pictures in the Album below:
"I am very grateful for all your support during this period of mourning. My stepmom was laid to rest last weekend. As you all can see in the pics, my own very sisters, classmates and dulongs were there, not forgetting Ms Pati-lee Elufdesh who left before the pictures were taken. Thank you all again and God bless."
(My guess is that this "Pati-lee Elufdesh" she refers to above is none other than Ms Patricia Elufa!! Nick names oh!!)
Class of '78's Mrs. JESSIE ATOGHO EKUKOLLE!!! BEATRICE & EBENEZER TAYUI CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF BLISSFUL MATRIMONY!! July 5th & 6th 2013 EXSSA-U.K. CONVENTION 2013, FROM A-Z!!
PLEASE, Click on the 2 LINKS & IMAGE to the LEFT to view EXHILARATING FOOTAGE of the ExSSA-U.K's GOT TALENT Show ooh!! LINK 1 . London Region: Sisters Kofo Anjorin, Mary Manga (PIONEER) & Patience Moffah.
IMAGE : MAL Region: Doreen Mbuagbaw.
LINK 2 . Midland Region: Bakweri Dancers : Embelle Malange & Mayang Ligondo Njang Dancers : Mandip Takang, Gladys Fosam Bamilke dancers : Charlotte Ngassa & Mandip Takang Bayangi Dancers : Belinda Etarock & Lydia Ojong Azonto Dancers : Mandip Ashu-Arrey & Cynthia Asuagbor
Please Click on Top Icon to View the EXSSA UK 2013 CONVENTION BOOKLET distributed to all attendees of the Convention in Worcester. 200 A5 glossy copies were printed and ExSSA-UK made some substantial gains from all the Adverts in the Booklet. Enjoy the read! Click on Bottom Icon to View the PUZZLE distributed to each Table and used as interlude between the Meals. 2 Tables won bottles of wine (amidst protests from some for their answers to be audited!!) Enjoy! Remember this "Sweet-Pass-Honey" Comment by the Author of the Long Awaited and Very Much Appreciated "2013 CAMEROON G.C.E. RESULTS ANALYSIS"??
"The girls of Saker Baptist College believe that their school is the best in the whole of Cameroon when you put together all aspects of school life and the fact that they have the most colourful and vibrant ex-students (called Sakerettes) in the world. They cannot wait to join the glamour world of the Sakerettes after they leave school. "
Well, take a look at the PICTURES below, (and everywhere else on this website), and then tell me whether you could possibly blame the girls!!! AH, MOOF ME DEY! (No Be We Fault O!!) On JANUARY 12 2014 , ExSSA-DOUALA sent off ELEANOR NDONGONG GHANGHA who was to relocate with her family to Minnesota, Right?? Well, I am thrilled to let ExSSA-Douala know that ELEANOR AH MA JAH!! And she has wasted NO TIME in joining the fold!!! ExSSA-MINNESOTA'S MARCH MEETING - March 15 2014, at Sis Rosa Befidi's home: Front Row, L to R: Sis Rosa Njee Befidi, Sis Rita Akale, Eleanor Ndongong Ghangha , Pamela Nkowa, Lucella Kepe, Sis Melissa Nambangi, Flora Gwellem (La Blonde!), and LaBelle Nambangi. "Back Benchers", L to R: Dada Masango, Florence Nchotu, and Sue Ewanga Nkembe. This Enlightened Teens (Class of '76) Duo thrilled the group with a rendition of "I know who holds the future" Left: Sis Pamela (Ngu) Enonchong Ayuk-Eta & Sis Betty Mwambo Luma
THE WITTS PRINCIPAL DONALD & Mrs. RUTH WITT Mt. Juliet, TN - September 2013
PRINCIPAL DON WITT was Principal of Saker Baptist College from July 1966 to June 1969, the year in which he led the renowned CAMEROON COLLEGE SINGERS on their memorable Tour of The United States and Canada. (Interestingly, this month, SEPTEMBER 2013, marks exactly 44 years since the Tour took place!) In the 3 years he and his wife of 56 years, Mrs. RUTH WITT, spent at S.B.C., they did more than most would achieve in an entire lifetime, to minister in word and deed. More than half a century has gone by since they served so sacrificially and selflessly in Cameroon in general, and Saker Baptist College specifically, but the effects of the positive impact they made are still very visible today. The WITTS are affectionately & fondly referred to by the "Saker Girls" of the late 60s era, as UNCLE DONNIE & AUNT RUTH and, less than 5 minutes into the very first of the many phone calls I have since made to and received from them, I understood perfectly why!! The very fact that they were not just willing but EAGER to entrust the PRICELESS PICTURES and MUSIC that have helped tell and DOCUMENT the heretofore UNTOLD story of THE CAMEROON COLLEGE SINGERS into my care when they had never even seen or met before, speaks volumes!! It is THANKS TO THEIR CONTRIBUTION to SAKERPRIDE that it is now possible to search the internet for information on the CAMEROON COLLEGE SINGERS, and find practically everything there is to know about them from the Pictures of the Tour & the Music they produced, right down to authentic copies of their itinerary and airplane tickets!! PERSONALLY, it has become a joy to talk to and be encouraged by them. Hearing "UNCLE DONNIE" ask, after I have spoken to him, if I'd like to speak to "THE BOSS", and then call out: "HON(EY)!!" to get Mrs. Witt on the phone never fails to put a smile on my face and leave me misty-eyed. The couple now resides in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee which is where first, "Aunty Clo", (Mrs. Claudia Fokam Bumakor), and then Dr. Stella Nwigwe Anyangwe, (both of Members of the Class of '69 and of the Cameroon College Singers), visited them in August and September of this year, respectively. In fact, the (color) pictures below were shared by Dr. Anyangwe.
Because they have had, (and continue to have) challenging HEALTH ISSUES to contend with, I would like to ask everyone to please LIFT THEM UP IN PRAYER, remembering to do so with GRATITUDE for their Service to The Lord, to their Fellow Man and to US, SAKERETTES. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS & KEEP THEM, LOOK KINDLY UPON THEM, BE GRACIOUS TO THEM, AND GIVE THEM PEACE!! AMEN!!
**Please Click On This Link To Go Directly To The Page On This Website That Chronicles The CAMEROON COLLEGE SINGERS' Tour In Great Detail, PICTURES, MUSIC & all!
http://www.sakerpride.com/CAMEROON-COLLEGE-SINGERS.html Mr. & Mrs. WITT in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, September 18th - 20th 2013 with Dr. Stella Nwigwe Anyangwe (Class of 1969)
NDESHI HANGULA, now SHIKWAM BI, is a Class of 1984 Namibian student whose riveting and captivating story is told as "THE NAMIBIAN CONNECTION" on the "S.B.C. HISTORY" Page of this website, at: http://www.sakerpride.com/HISTORY.html A couple of days ago, (this October 2013), she unearthed and shared a number of pictures from her SAKER DAYS which are definitely worth takinga look at! CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW,GO BACK IN TIME & ENJOY!
There's no way I'm posting this picture without telling the cute, little story behind it oh! Thing is, when I traveled to Abuja in the Summer of 2012, one of the highlights of my trip was the BANQUET that Class of 1980's Dr. PATRICIA (Patty) ORINJI TANIFUM had for my family and I at her home. At the time, she was already aware that she would soon be moving to KAMPALA, UGANDA. Not too long after, I hear from an ecstatic-to-be-leaving-La Republique Du TCHAD, Sister ETONDI MARTIN DAIHIROU (Class of 1970), that she has been transferred to UGANDA! You bet I instantly wrote back to tell her the good news that she already had a "small sis" "waiting for her" there! On August 15 2013 I get an email from her, part of which states this:
"Just to let you know I have moved to Kampala, Uganda. Did you once mention that there is a sister resident or working there? Do let me have her name and contact."
You think she needed to ask me 2 times? I responded, copying Patty herself who promptly quipped back with:
Welcome to Kampala, Sister Etondi! To imagine that the Cameroonian 'country-woman' who a few of us have been planning to "welcome" turns out to be an EXSA Big Sister!! I am based in Kampala, working with the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) We missed you about 3weeks ago because you traveled soon after you just took up service and I will be traveling out on leave tomorrow, Friday 23rd but I will sure find time to reach you on my return in September.
Fast-Forward to dis yesterday so. I am minding me my business, ... well, actually happily singing "Duta Wase, A Muna Mama", when my eye strays to the computer screen and literally catches the arrival of the following email into my inbox:
Dear Egbe, Needless to say that Sister Etondi and I have since hooked up... and life is fun! This our Saker Sisterhood no easy ooh! You tell me; what would be the likelihood that 2 ladies would have "one-kind clothes" in their wardrobes, and even more amazingly still, that the one day they decide to get together, they both appear in the "one-kind"! Well, check the attached picture for yourself and we are sure off to a good time here. God bless always. Patty.
Wona too look de picture, and then wona tell me & Patty wehda MAGIC no dey inside dis SAKER PALAVA true-true!! People are just playing with us oh! Dem no sabi!! Hmm!
JANUARY 12 2014 ExSSA-DOUALA SENDS OFF ELEANOR NDONGONG GHANGHA who is relocating with her family to MINNESOTA. CLASS OF '77 PLUCKY CONVENTION 2014! GRAND DULONGS OYAAAAAY! ExSSA-DALLAS & ExSSA-HOUSTON AT MA LAMBE'S 75th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION CLICK TO VIEW ALBUM! LEFT: Finally, we have ALL 6 of 'em! RIGHT: It is only fitting that I include "The Reason For The Feasting" herself, Birthday "GAL" and Staunch S.B.C. Patroness, Dr. Mrs. DOROTHY LIMUNGA NJEUMA, seen here making her entrance into the Reception Grounds CLASS OF '69 MAJOR, Dr. STELLA NWIGWE ANYANGWE organized a THANKSGIVING Ceremony on Sunday, December 22nd 2013, at her IMPRESSIVE RESIDENCE (MONTE VIDEO MANOR), in Buea - Cameroon! You bet, SAKERETTES were there to celebrate with her!! ExSSA-HOUSTON VALENTINES DAY PARTY! PICTURES FROM THE ExSSA-DALLAS V-DAY BANQUET! ExSSA-MIDLANDS' DECEMBER "INDIAN SARI" MEETING!!! LEICESTER, U.K. - DECEMBER 7 2013 Class of 1980 on "The Steps", circa 1975 Front Row, L to R: Justine Bamu?, Esther Tembe, ??, Josephine Fomukong, Lucy Bantar, Deborah Asoh, Felicitas Takang, Veronica Ugwu, Grace Anjah, Rose Mokoma, Julianna Mokosso, ??, Georgiana Anene. Second Row: (To Be Continued!)
ExSSA-HOUSTON AT P.F. CHANG'S FOR JANUARY MEETING! NEW YEAR - NEW FASHION OH! THE PARTY I WENT TO, RIGHT HERE IN CHARLOTTE!
EXSSA-USA LOS ANGELES CONVENTION AUGUST 2 - 5, 2012 CLICK ON IMAGES TO VIEW PICTURES! SUNDAY HAT/GELE CHURCH SERVICE! LET'S HEAD TO DOCKWEILER BEACH!! TOUR OF LOS ANGELES, GENERAL ASSEMBLY & COMMON MEAL! GLITZ & GLAMOUR AT THE GALA! http://www.cneworld.tv/live/cnetv-news-africa.php CLICK ON LINK ABOVE TO VIEW CNE TV COVERAGE OF THE GALA NIGHT! LOVE, UNITY & SISTERHOOD IN ACTION! (Condolence Visit By 4 SWEET SOUTHERN BELLES to Charlotte, NC.) GOD BLESS YOU, OH, MY DEAR SISTERS! YOU REALLY DID LIFT MY SPIRITS! (Click on image above to view pictures) CLICK ON PICTURE ABOVE TO VIEW PICTURES OF MY JUNE/JULY 2012 NAIJA WAKA!! HAD A BLAST!! PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW PICTURES OF ExSSA-CAMEROON'S 2012 AGM!! (October 19-21) PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW PRICELESS GEMS FROM Mrs. DENNY NKEMONTOH, Nee MILLER'S 1980s PICTURE COLLECTION PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW AN ASSORTMENT OF PICTURES WHICH SPAN 30 YEARS OF MISS KERN'S LIFE IN SBC! (60s, 70s & 80s) PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY THE "NAMELESS" LADIES OR CONFIRM THE NAMES POSTED!! (More pics on the way ...!!)
CLASS OF '82 GOLDEN TEENS PAY A CONDOLENCE VISIT TO THEIR BEREAVED CLASSMATE, PASTOR DOROTHY NJILEFACK NJAFUH! Click On Picture To View Album. A FEW '80s OLDIES, COURTESY OF MADAME BAKUME ... Please Click on picture below! CLASS OF 1977's Sis JOYCE (PHOEBE) NKWETEYIM nee NTALE was Ordained in Kumba on Friday, June 1st 2013, and her PLUCKY Classmates were on hand to support her! PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE BELOW TO VIEW THE MINI ALBUM! CONGRATS, REV.!!! Please Click On Picture Above To View Real SBC TREASURES From The Late Sixties & The Late 80s, Courtesy Of Sis Esther Chongongei Masango & Her Daughter, Makuba, as well as, 14 NOSTALGIA-Inspiring Pictures I Fished Out From The Internet! CONGRATULATIONS, Dr. PATIENCE FIELDING!!
ON SUNDAY, MAY 19 2013, CLASS OF 1984's PATIENCE FIETLDING graduated from THE PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY, becoming a DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN EDUCATION, WITH A SPECIALIZATION IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT!!!!
MA KANGSEN TURNS 83!! ExSSA-MASS & the Cameroonian Community joined the Kangsen Family on Sunday, June 2nd 2013 to celebrate the life of its matriarch,wife of erstwhile Moderator of the PCC, Reverend Jeremiah Chi Kangsen, and MOTHER to: - Mrs. Ida KANGSEN Gwan (Class of 1967), - Mrs. Grace KANGSEN Nku (Class of 1970), - Mrs. Emmy KANGSEN Kisob (Class of 1975), Sister to - Mrs. Esther Chongongei Masango (Class of 1967), Grand Mother to - Ms Namondo Ekume, and Grand Aunt to - Ms Makuba Masango (Class of 1991)
Standing behind MA from Right to Left are: Mrs. Olivia Nguh Komtanghi, Mrs. Emmy Kangsen Kisob, Mrs. Constance Atabong Nkwantah, Mrs. Ebenye Njonjo Tambi, & Mrs. Linda Ewusi Elad. HEALTH IS WEALTH! EXSSA-YAOUNDE KNOWS THAT ONLY TOO WELL! They came out in impressive numbers and successfully took on Yaounde's challenging "PARCOURS VITA"! DEM NO EASY!! Click on the picture below (CENTER) to view captioned album and judge for yourself...
SAKERETTE SOLIDARITY ALIVE & WELL IN OXFORD!
Please Click On Picture Above To View Captioned Album! STRAIGHT FROM EXSSA-DOUALA! A SEND OFF LIKE NO OTHER! The Douala Chapter of EXSSA-CAMEROON threw a send off party for their cherished member, ANITA FONDERSON KOME, who will soon be relocating to Canada along with her family. P.S. Dear Anita, you better believe that the MEMBERS-AT-LARGE Chapter of ExSSA-USA & her MANY CANADA-RESIDENT MEMBERS are just as EAGER to welcome you, as ExSSA-DOUALA is sad to see you leave oh! 'Am just sayin'! PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE BELOW TO VIEW PICTURES! ExSSA-YAOUNDE TAKES SISTERHOOD TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL, WITH MONTHLY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS!!! Please Click On The Image Below To View Captioned Pictures! (The pictures may be a little on the blurry side, but the BEAUTIFUL story of Sisterhood which they tell is certainly CLEAR!)
NOW, on a not-so-different note,I should point out that I had very DIRECT help in labeling the pictures in the Yaounde Album Above, from my NEW YORK CONVENTION-BOUND, August, ExSSA-YAOUNDE GUEST ...
CLICK ON BOTH IMAGES TO VIEW CAPTIONED PICTURES OF THE MOMENTOUS EVENT!!
THE COMMON MEAL CLIMBING THE "SAKER HILL" PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO VIEW THE ALBUMS! CHURCH & BARBECUE THE GALA THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Please Click on Play Button to view some "serious" jubilation after the ladies conquered the "Saker Hill" without incident!
PLEASE CLICK ON ICONS ABOVE TO READ THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS DELIVERED BY Dr. STELLA NWIGWE ANYANGWE, THE SPEECH MADE BY PIONEER MARY AUGUSTINE MANGA & THE APPRECIATION COMMUNIQUE/ SYNOPSIS OF THE EVENT FROM ExSSA-UK NATIONAL PRESIDENT, Mrs. CELINE EDI-MESUMBE LOADER ExSSA-HOUSTON HONORS "AUNTY CLO" (Mrs. Claudia Fokam Bumakor), Dr. MARTHA AYUK, & YVONNE AYUK ETTA
Click On Image Above To View Album! "EN DIRECT" DE YAOUNDÉ, LA CAPITALE!!
L-R: Class of 82's Barbara (Mma) Atogho Tiedeu, Class of '78's Sis Jessie Atogho Ekukole, Class of '83's Michelle Ghislaine Ngouah-Ngally, Class of '84's Sr. Jackie Atabong, & Class of '78's Sis Marie-Louise Ngwa Cheka L-R: Michelle's dashing CARAT Zachy, Class of ’84's Anne Yakum Fondufe, Ernestine Polle Mbacham's cute Sakerette CARAT, Sharon Mbacham - final year Medical Student oh, ah beg!, Class of ’80's Ernestine Polle Mbacham and Class of '83's Michelle Ngouah-Ngally. (Paris-Based) Anne Yakum Fondufe & Michelle Ngouah-Ngally
Willing to bet a pan full of Mammy Baba's "Blockade" & "Kanda" that only the Bride Herself glowed any brighter than these women at this August 2013 Wedding!
Michelle Ngouah-Ngally ('83) & Jackie Atabong. ('84) The Plucky Class of 77's Ms Sissako Tamko - (MY GRAND DULONG, don't hate!!), CARAT Zachy, Michelle Ngouah-Ngally, & Sr. Jackie Atabong. ExSSA-YAOUNDE Keeping up its tradition of CELEBRATING each month's Birthday Gals! Behold the AUGUST Babes! L-R: Bessie Bah Awah, ??, PIONEER - Sis Playne Fuondjing Bilikha, MY GRAND DULONG AHGAIN OH! - Sis Sissako Tamko, Elvira Ambe, Sis Alice Gwanyama Lima & Sis Jane Tarkang. ... AND FROM LONDON WITH ELEGANCE ...
Sakerette first lady of cameroon in the UK, Sis Janet Nzuonkwelle Ekaney (Class of '71) plays host(ess) to retiree holiday maker, Dr. Stella Nwigwe Anyangwe (Class of '69), and Sissako Tamko (Class of '77), on diplomatic communication internship in London, at the Cameroon residence in Hampstead. The Guests with H.E. NKWELLE EKANEY, Cameroon High Commissioner to Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the very supportive CAT who chaired the Gala Evening during the Golden Jubilee Celebrations in Limbe, (2012) and was conspicuously PRESENT at ExSSA-USA's August 2013 Convention Gala in New York! Sister Stella Nwigwe Anyangwe ('69), Sis Kofo Anjorin ('67) & Sis Sissako Tamko ('77) NOW, LET'S GO RETRO WITH THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 1971, Courtesy of Ms Mary Gwei!
If you thought that the firm relationship that SAKERETTES' have with "NYANGA" is a recent one, I hope a glance to your left and another to your right have informed you that you thought WRONG! DE "SHOW BEEP" MATTAH BE DON START SIIIIIIIIINCE! PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO SEE A FEW MORE PICTURES! Sisters Christie Mbafor, Mary Gwei and Emilia Ngonga. Sisters Mary Gwei, Rose Musong, Enna Njini and Becky Nyanganji. ExSSA-HOUSTON'S EXTRAORDINARY SEPTEMBER 2013 MEETING!
Please Click On Picture Above To See Entire Album!
Barbara Mma Atogho-Tiedeu's more-than-3-decades-old "NEEDLE WORK BAG" stitched together by hand under the tutelage of Domestic Science (Sakerette) Teacher of the late 70s, Mrs. Juliet Kange Kemmer. Can anyone list all the different kinds of stitches on display here?? Class of 1983 Ladies. CAN YOU TELL WHERE ON S.B.C CAMPUS THEY ARE?
Pauline Litumbe Hill & Bakume Ayuk. Florence Asaah Florence Ihekwoaba Note: Mrs. RUTH WITT passed away on March 7 2014. Her Obituary is posted at: http://www.sakerpride.com/IN-LOVING-MEMORY.html
Principal Donald Witt at S.B.C, 1967 Mrs. Ruth Witt at S.B.C, 1968
ExSSA-MINNESOTA IS IN THE HOUSE, BIG TIME!!
ExSSA-Minnesota's FEBRUARY 2014 Meeting. Back Row, L to R: Eleanor Ndongong Ghangha, ??, Dada Masango (in beret), and Sis Rosa Befidi. Front Row: LaBelle Nambangi, Florence Nchotu, Lucella Kepe, Sis Rita Akale, Flora Gwellem with Pam Nkowa behind her and Sue Ewanga Nkembe in front of her, Sis Rose Esake Ekobena, Isabelle Atem and Gwen Atabong Sands.
Okay! I see Isabelle Atem (in white pants suit) has traded places with Lucella Kepe, so she may have been the "snaffer" of the other picture to the left, while this one may be Lucella's "hand work"!
GEMS FROM NDESHI'S ARCHIVES THE FORMIDABLE KAMPALA-UGANDA SAKERETTE DUO!!
LEFT: Left to Right: Sis Esther Geh, Eleanor Ndongong Ghanga, Sis Eleanor Kange Akale, Dorcas Monjimbo & Tengu Fomukong Fokam. RIGHT: Sis Esther & Eleanor TWO GEMS FROM PIONEER, MA MARY AUGUSTINE MANGA'S COLLECTION!!
I don't know what you would have done if A WHOOOLE PIONEER, "GIRL NUMBER 3", SCATTER-PLACE-FOR-ExSSA-U.K. 2013 CONVENTION-WIT-UNPARALLELED SOUKOUS MADAM, took out precious time to scan and email pictures to you. Well, here's what I have chosen to do, with the UTMOST DELIGHT & GRATITUDE: share them with you, DE VERY DAY, so you can experience the same MUNYENGE that I did when I set my eyes on them! No be ting for waste time yah!
This picture came with this simple note: "... LOOK AT THESE GOLDEN GIRLS! SENT BY THE ONE IN THE MIDDLE." Well, permit me to "extrapolate & elucidate" by introducing you to, From Left to Right: "GIRL #13" - PIONEER MARY EBOB MBU, (resides in the U.S.), "GIRL #3" - PIONEER MARY MANGA AUGUSTINE, (resides in the U.K), & "GIRL #2" - PIONEER MONICA AKOACHERE FORCHU (resides in Limbe-Cameroon)
ALL HAIL OH, BIG SISTAHS!!! (Weh! See as dem join hand! Sistahood fine yah!)
AND NOW, here's THE PICTURE THAT JUST THRILLED MY SOUL, along with the CAPTION that Ma Mary Augustine Manga sent with it, VERBATIM, as in, WORD-FOR-WORD!!
My dear Egbe, This was one of our happiest days as 1st batch in SBC, as you can see us in this LUXURY BUS ready for a tour out of limbe to DOUALA. To some of us, it was like going to Paris. You can see our french teacher smiling beside the "SBC" Sign posted on the bus. MISS Shultz is in the bus with us. The bus was one of SMOG: SAVE ME OH GOD and behind was posted SBC SAKER BAPTIST COLLEGE. No doubt the trip was so enjoyable and successful. We enjoyed the trip with these songs: 1/KUMBAYA MY LORD KUMBAYA OH LORD KUMBAYA 2/SAKER GIRLS NA WIRE SAKER GIRLS NA WIRE 3/DRIVER FIRE WE GO DRIVER FIRE WE GO 4/HAVE YOU BEEN TO SAKER HILLS TO SEE THOSE CHARMING GIRLS We visited the airport and Alfred Saker College in Deido Douala and some historic places in Douala Will you enjoy an SMOG bus ride. Mary Augustine Manga WEH-HEH-HEH! I don't quite know why, but the picture made me not just laugh at the whole "luxury bus" and "SMOG" thing, but shed a tear or two! Probably because I was thinking about how refreshing it is to see "LIVE", that CONTENTMENT is really NOT tied to "LUXURY" or "ABUNDANCE". And then, just for COMPARE & CONTRAST purposes, I thought I should "juxtapose", (which Nyangi pikin no know big grammah?), the '60s picture above, with this one below, taken 2 decades later, in 1984, on that year's DOUALA TOUR!!! As a famous man, (PIERRE DE MOUSSY), once said, " SANS COMMENTAIRE "!!! Know what? I renege on my "NO COMMENT" stance! I just cannot help pointing out that the '60's gals in their "ngongoro"/lorry, look way happier and more excited than the '80s "yoyettes" in their air-conditioned bus. Or is it "just my imagination running away with me" - a la "The Temptations"?
ExSSA-DOUALA CELEBRATES VALENTINES DAY AT THEIR FEBRUARY MEETING! ExSSA-MIDLANDS' "ONESIES" MEETING (FIRST MEETING OF 2014!!!) CLASS OF 1982's MARIE PENDIE'S OLDIES! CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE MORE PICTURES! AGAPE LOVE IN ACTION!!! CLASS OF 1983 REUNION IN MUYUKA!!!!! (Saturday, June 24 2017)
My Sistahs! Since I saw the PIONEER Douala Tour picture above I have been "weeping" for our "Poor" PIONEERS because they had to ride to and from Douala in that "ngongoro". However, I instantly dried my eyes and blew whatever catarrh was left in my nostrils as soon as I received the picture below, which is dated MAY 1966, because it's abundantly clear that the DAMSELS had the EXPERIENCE OF THEIR LIVES oh!! Some of the BORN 'N RAISED IN AMERICA students I teach today - "in this 21st Century like this", have never set foot in an airport, much less seen the inside of an airplane oh! But here are our PIONEERS, siiiiiiiince for 1966 wey dem no be don born de majority of Sakerettes dem, just "carelessly" going up and down the steps to this AIR AFRIQUE aircraft like the Angels went up and down Jacob's Ladder! CIVILIZATION oh! MAWONGO!!
RATS, CATS & CARATS
CAUGHT IN THE 2013 HOLIDAY MOOD
ExSSA-YAOUNDE'S FIRST MEETING OF 2014!! PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURES TO VIEW ALBUMS.
MORE ELDER DEDICATIONS. C lick & View! ExSSA REUNIFICATION CHOIR IN BUEA!! Sis DORA EKO MEOTO'S ELDER DEDICATION! CLASS OF 1980 REPRESENTIN' IN BUEA!!! As you must have already gathered from the "RATS, CATS & CARATS CAUGHT IN THE FESTIVE MOOD" PICTURE ALBUM above, Dr. DOROTHY LIMUNGA NJEUMA celebrated her 70th Birthday in BUEA. Well, by the look of the pictures below, the occasion served as a CLASS OF 1980 MEETING AS WELL!!! (Pictures taken outside the Presbyterian Cathedral)
Left to Right: Dr. Mrs. Matilda FON Manjo, Uganda-based Dr. Mrs. Patty ORINJI Tanifum, Switzerland-based Dr. Mrs. Stella SHU Chungong, Nigeria-based, Iya Ngowo (Clara) NDIVE & Bertha KOGGERSON. United Arab Emirates-based Mrs. Marie Endale LOTTIN Nasah shows up for the 3rd picture, far left, which is missing Clara Ndive.
FROM MONTE VIDEO (MOUNTAIN VIEW) MANOR - BUEA, WITH GLAMOR ...
WORTH EVERY OUNCE OF THE GOLD THAT ADORNS THEIR NECKS AND EARS -AND THEN SOME: Dr. Stella Nwigwe Anyangwe & Dr. Dora Shu Mbanya ('73) Posing at the entrance to THE MANOR with guests. Mrs. Susan Elinge MUSOKO Ekollo ('78) at far left, in blue.
Oh! Just in case you've wondering what she's up to, now that she's retired to Buea, I hope this TOTALLY UNSURPRISING picture of her doing one of the MANY things she's a PRO at, answers your question. (Singing/Processing with The Buea Presbyterian Cathedral's English Choir) Sis Vivian (Yaya) Motutu ('76), Florida-based Sis Florence Shu Acquaye ('76), Sis Florence Sissako Tamko ('77), Geneva-based Stella Shu Chungong ('80)
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Now, Who can I spot eh? First of all, that's Sis Eleanor Kange Akale on the chair empty foot her yah! Then that's Sis Pam (Ngu) Enonchong Ayuk-Eta on the far right, Josephine Fomukong Awodabon in front of her, Sis Pru Awunti with deh red bandeau on the head, Sis Hilda Epie at the very center, Tengu Fomukong Fokam next to her, and Sis Belinda Oben Assam, 2nd from right.
IT WAS ALL ABOUT LEGS AT ExSSA-U.K. MIDLANDS' "MINI-MINOR" MEETING ON SATURDAY, MARCH 29 2014. CLASS OF 1981's MA MONJIMBO'S OLDIES! CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE MORE PICTURES!
A QUOTE WORTH SHARING FROM FACE BOOK: "It was such a pleasure for me last night to be among some amazing talented powerful and beautiful ladies known as SAKERETTES. I am proud not just because my beautiful wife and sister belong in this great group of women but for what you do for the girl child in Cameroon."
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PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURES TO VIEW THE 2 ALBUMS. ("MY BAD" FOR SOME OF THE BLURRY PICTURES!) PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE DIRECTLY ABOVE TO VIEW MUST-SEE PHOTO ALBUM!! ExSSA-U.K. (MIDLANDS) MEETINGS!
SCREEN SHOTS FROM THE 2008 CHICAGO CONVENTION DVD THE COMMON MEAL/AGM, & THE CHOIR CONCERT
ExSSA-MIDLANDS' "JEANS DRESS" SEPTEMBER 2014 MEETING! ExSSA-MIDLANDS' "ANIMAL PRINT" MEETING!!! (May 31st 2014) PLEASE CLICK ON EACH PICTURE TO VIEW EACH PHOTO ALBUM!
ExSSA-DALLAS' 2014 VALENTINES DAY BANQUET
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SAKERETTES AT THE 2015 FAKO CONVENTION IN FLORIDA (JUNE 2015)
CLASS OF '95 MEETING & MAY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION @ HOTEL LE NDE - DOUALA (Saturday, May 16 2015) MADAM EWANGA VISITS DALLAS! CLICK ON THIS IMAGE TO VIEW A FEW MORE PICTURES. Sophie Ngongi, Vivian Ngwenson Lambe, Susan Ngembus, Ngonde Martins Puepet, Faith Sikod Menyoli, Beatrice Lambe, Pauline Litumbe Hill, cecy and Emelia Malange, Sis Mother Mbua and Sis Efeti Ojongtambia. CLICK ON IMAGES TO VIEW THE RESPECTIVE ALBUMS THE GOOD OLD SEVENTIES & EIGHTIES AT SBC!! CLICK ON ALL 3 IMAGES TO VIEW PHOTO ALBUMS!
CLASS OF 1977's SIS IRENE TAMAJONG'S OLDIES! CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO SEE MORE PICTURES!
<<< Left: Catherine Njonguo & Pauline Ako - Down Beach, Limbe. (1980) Right: >>> Mrs. Beatrice Nokuri hands Catherine Njonguo her Diploma at the Class of 1980 Graduation in June of that year, while Principal William Nso Tayui looks on.
From left to right below. Victorine Kema, Justice Florence Asaah Awasum,and Delila Agnes Efeti Monono who is the South West Region Delegate of Tourism. Those standing behind. My humble self Dr Rosemary Maloba Dioh Enaw, Elizabeth Moki, Philomina Chinda,Comfort Ngomanji, Anne Agbor and finally Vivian Abolo.