Marley Day 2022: Minister Mbayu Felix, Old Town Neighborhood Bamenda Stand for Peace

Old Town Neighborhood

At a time when insecurity is at its apex, Old Town neighborhood - Bamenda, has remained steadfast to preaching and praying for the return of Peace. These efforts are made daily with encouragement from Minister Mbayu Felix, a NW Elite. The search for Peace is further emphasized on Marley day celebrations, 11th May 2022.

Minister Mbayu Felix

Old town community mobilizes itself on such days, with special concert see top Reggae artists in the North West perform at Old town. These young artists are encouraged by Minister Mbayu Felix, who has always stood for the return of Peace in the Northwest region, plagued by an ongoing crisis for over 5 years.

Scenario; event ground at old town, 2021

2022 Ambiance at Old town Bamenda

Reggae music, described by it's fans as food for the soul. Some of them say the words speak the future and lift their spirits. The kind of songs that decry societal injustices continue to serve as a unique opportunity to call for peace and prosperity in the North West Region.

In 2021, the Reggae artists led by Zuluman and Rainbow of Alabukam promised a fun-filled commemoration at old town in Bamenda. Sponsored by the Minister Delegate at the Ministry of External Relations in charge of the Commonwealth, Felix Mbayu, the Minister reminded the inhabitants of Old Town to remain steadfast amidst the ongoing armed conflict.

Old town for these years of the ongoing crisis has not been noted for societal disorder, rather they have defined their boundaries by embracing peace and living together. While there are daily talks for youths to stay off the consumption of hard drugs.

Stage on Marley Day 2021, Old Town Bamenda

The previous editions brought together people from far and near to celebrate the legacy of Bobrley but also celebrate the albums of budding Reggae musicians.

Robert Nesta Marley was born on the 6th February 1945 and died on the 11th May 1981 at age 36 and since his death, several countries have been celebrating his legacy through Reggae music.

Picture credit; The Observer 237

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