Bafut is a region located in the North West Province of Cameroon. With a population of around 120,000 spread over 340 square kilometers, Bafut is a land filled with history and tradition. Divided into three main regions, Mumela’a, Ntari, and Mbu’untii, Bafut holds the distinction of being the most powerful traditional kingdom in the Grassfields, boasting 26 wards. As you delve into the story of Bafut, you will witness the journey of its people, the Bufu, from their migration to their final settlement in Bafut. From the reign of the paramount Fon to the challenges faced during colonization, the Bafut people have preserved their rich culture and language, embracing both traditional and modern elements.
Make our community more vibrant, diverse, and colourful by showcasing our culture through dance, volunteering in projects as well as passing on the Bafut language to our children. Our culture is our identity and what better legacy to leave to our children than teaching them where they came from so that they can better appreciate where they currently are.
BMCA recently donated basic items to support internally displaced people (IDPs) in the towns of Buea, Bamenda, and Yaounde who have been displaced from the conflict which has been raging in anglophone Cameroon since 2016.
BMCA has partnered with the Calgary Foundation since 2015 and benefitted from grants in 2015, 2019 and 2022. We are grateful.
In 2022, thanks to our dynamic exco under Franklin Che and isidore Tanda, BMCA partnered with the Supporting Black Canadian Communities (SBCCI) and benefited from a capacity building grant.
In 2015, BMCA partnered with the City of Calgary in the lead up to the hosting of our maiden, groundbreaking Cultural Night on June 20, 2015. Thanks to this partnership forged with Slawa Gruszczynska, Cultural Diversity Coordinator, at the City of Calgary, we benefited from a grant which we used towards renting audiovisual equipments which went a long way to making the occasion a great success.
BMCA has about 50 members and meets every last Saturday of the month between 7 PM and midnight.
Each registered member takes a turn to host and entertain the group with the support of all other members.
In moments of joy like the birth of a baby or the passing away of a family member, we celebrate and support each other.
During our monthly meetings, we eat our traditional meal, achu, sing our Bafut anthem and dance to our traditional dances while clad in our colour atoghu attires, among other activities.