Documenting the journey of a Cameroonian filmmaker

Cameroonians making it – Poetry

As a young schoolgirl I used to recite poems at various school events and I remember always thinking that poets are very clever people to come up with such beautiful words that often times had such a musical rhythm to them. (What a long sentence). I remember especially Mbella Sonne Dipoko because for some reason he was the only Cameroonian poet I knew as a child. (why is that? I wonder).

Fortunately this new generation is producing amazing talent in all aspects of arts and entertainment. The new generation of poets are putting on us on the International stage and we couldn’t be more appreciative and charmed by their works. So let’s meet a few of our own making us proud.

Bernice Angoh Lakota.

This young lady is a fine  woman in all sense of the word. This fascinating woman is married and a proud mother of two beautiful children and currently resides in Atlanta, USA. Haven started writing at the tender age of 10, Bernice has gone on to receive numerous awards and accolades for her work. Her titles include; poet, lyricist, song writer, novelist, children’s book writer, aspiring photographer and entrepreneur. She has been nominated several times for poet of the year and held semi-finalist twice. Bernice also won three editor’s choice awards for her poetry in 2003, 2005, & 2007. (Can you believe that? Our very own Cameroonian poet. Wow!)

In her very own words; “I fell in love with words at age 10 ”and “I never stopped writing after that. Writing kept me going through several ordeals in my life.”  Her maiden book of poetry “Lemonade Street”  met with rave reviews. one of Lemonade Street’s reviews on reads; “I can’t wait till Bernice Angoh (the author) gets on Oprah. She (Oprah) shouldn’t be cheated of the opportunity to lay her fingers on a different kind of writing, by a budding phenomenon.”  I couldn’t agree more . visit for more information.

Her latest release; when a woman loves a man’ was met with even more delightful reviews; Richard Lee Orey, Novelist/Poet/Essayist said “When a Woman Loves a Man,” by Bernice Angoh takes us on an inspiring journey from her romantic marriage vow to her final declaration– God is Love! (We’ll keep at just the one review because this blogpage couldn’t handle all of them. lol)

All her books are available at

Bernice also inspires us with her forever young revolution, where she encourages and shares with her audience tips on staying healthy and fit in this ‘chemical-induced foods’ generation, lol. check out, for ways to stay inspired and health conscious. Thanks Bernice and keep doing you because your talents are certainly divinely inspired.

The lovely Mrs Bernice Angoh Lakota.

Find out more about Mrs Bernice Angoh Lakota on the following websites:, Read more of her poems at and finally check out some of her photography at



4 comments on “Cameroonians making it – Poetry

  1. Bernice Lakota
    October 31, 2010

    What an honor to grace your lovely blog. See you at the top!

  2. Aben
    October 31, 2010

    this is really inspiring,

  3. Atabs
    October 31, 2010

    Never knew this. Looks like you have a good role model cos you are a bag of talent waiting to explode on the world stage. Best wishes to you and Bernice.

  4. Jules Fonba
    November 1, 2010

    Will truly love talkin’ poetry with you…………………………………………………………………………because i know for real those eyez up there.

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