Cameroon High Commissioner to the UK Nkwelle Ekaney and wife Janet Ekaney were guests of honour on Saturday March 15 2014 in London during a special party to celebrate the 50th anniversary reunification of French and English speaking Cameroon.
More than 600 people joined the high commissioner at the Kensington City Hall to eat, drink and dance on the night. Opening the occasion, Dr Caroline Tah thanked the leaders of Cameroon for ensuring there is peace in the country.
In a short speech, High commissioner Nkwelle Ekaney thanked everyone for attending the party. He reminded Cameroonians that while eating and dancing, they should remember the reason for the celebrations; ”we should thank God for a nation that in spite of its diversity, is still one”.
Mr Biya’s speech during his visit to the historic town of Buea, former federal capital of Cameroon was replayed for those who could not follow it live.
Salle John provided a necessary musical interlude to the evening with a rendition of some of his best loved songs while UK based up and coming soul singing Debra Debs sang some of the songs from her latest album Lifecycles.
Deputy ambassador Denis Nyuydzewira, Military attaché at the High Commission Col Joseph Ngwafor, Dr Sako Burnley, the BBC’s Veronique Edwards, Chris Nasah, footballer Asso Ekotto Ralph Tanyi were some of the well known Cameroonians who graced the occasion.