The 28th edition of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope culminated during the weekend over 500 hundred people from 13 different countries including Cameroon in Africa’s most popular marathon race for a mouthwatering cash price of 10.000.000 million CFA
The race this year fits the standards as one will only describe with the superlatives.From the beautiful display of culture to an outstanding organisation by the main sponsor Orange Cameroun, some of the fallouts of the Saturday February 25 foot race have been major talking points on both traditional and modern média
One of such highlights took place before and after the Race of Hope and at the centre of this was Chief Eko John Ewume, fondly referred to as Chief Moja Moja, the traditional ruler of Bwassa, a village on the outskirts of Buea subdivision
The popular chief honourably stole the show of the opening ceremony with the Nganya dance group, the most revered traditional society in the Bakweri tradition. From remarkable dance steps amalgamated with drums and songs, the famous chief was indeed the centre of attraction and acclamation. Moja Moja saw nothing stopping him as he ate a live snake and lizard.
His performances may have caught the attention of all but some observers believe he is pushing it too far and needs to retract before he gets trapped
Rene Isah, Buea