By Christopher Ambe
|Chief Njako Moveni Hans IV|
The Chief of Ekande Village in Buea Subdivision, Njako Moveni Hans IV, who is also a musician on Monday 11, organized a musical display at his palace to commemorate the 34rd anniversary of the death of famous Reggae Musician Bob Marley, who died in 1981
The colorful event brought together many reggae artists especially Southwest-based Musicians who listened to a good number of Bob Marley’s songs and felt much inspired.
Reggae musicians performed live at the ceremony included Chief Njako Moveni himself, whose artistic name is Saint Motelue.
Saint Motulue, said to be the first Bakweri reggae Musician particularly thrilled the audience with his reggae songs in Bakweri language.
The chief, who is said to have done much to encourage the growth of music in Southwest, also used the ceremony to announce his acceptance of his many fellows’ call for him to seek election as President of Southwest-Based artists’ association.
The Chief said he has a recording studio, an orchestra and transport truck which he is ready to put at the disposal of other musicians who may want to move round the towns and do live musical concerts.
He told reporters, that if elected President of Southwest artists “I would take the association to higher heights, because I have important contacts that can help the artists”
Chief Njako, who served as a police officer for 13 years before going on voluntary retirement in 1993-said problems faced by artists include piracy, which he called on the Government to help fight against as a matter of urgently.
It worth of note that,Saint Motelue was one of selected musicians who performed during President Paul Biya’s visit to Buea to chair celebrations marking the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Reunification of Cameroon.
Saint Motelue, aged 26, started his music career in 1998 and in 2000, he launched his first Album titled “Alpha and Omega” and then in 2004 his second album “Nolataco” hit the market.
He is currently working on his fourth and fifth albums, programmed to be released in June this year