Written Works

The Bakossi tribe is one rich with culture and has seen publications on who the Bakossi people are as well as publications on the different aspects of the culture. This section is dedicated to all the works available on the Bakossi people. One of the most active researchers on the Bakossi people was Mr. S.N. Ejedepang-Koge.

(Please note this list does not include all available writings about the Bakossi people)

Dr. Beatrice Ekanjume-Ilongo - Greetings in Akoose - A Sociolinguistic Approach

Mr.Ivo Ngade- Bakossi names, naming culture and identity.

Mr. S.N. Ejedepang-Koge

  • The Tradition of a People: Bakossi

  • Reminiscences on the Dynastic History of Ndom Mwasundem, Cameroon

  • Tombel Sub-Division and Council: Administrative and Municipal Evolution

  • In the Service of People: My Roots- an Autobiography


The Bakossi people are artistic in dancing, singing and handicraft. Among the very exciting styles of dances are Mal, Ebenzu, Nkolenge, Ngomelong, Club dance, Asiko (with stilts), and the most popular Ngoneh. The Bakossi people are beautiful singers and marvelous composers of songs in the Bakossi language and in English. Choral festivals and competitions (when they do hold) provide an opportunity to admire the art.

Although there is some variety of spoken Bakossi from one part of the region to another, the Bakossi people understand themselves effortlessly because they share a common culture, which can be displayed celebrations during birth, marriage and funeral ceremonies to name a few.

It would be good for us Africans to accept ourselves as we are and recapture some of the positive aspects of our culture
— Wangari Maathai