The twentieth king of the dynasty was presented to the public on October 10, shortly after the burial of his father, Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya. But who is Nabil Njoya, 28, chosen among 25 princes and princesses?
1. Seventeen years of preparation
Designated successor by his father Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya in 2004, Nabil Mbombo Njoya was initiated from his earliest childhood to the rites and customs of the Bamoun kingdom. However, his youth will be divided between the city of Foumban, in the west, and the capital Yaoundé, where he was educated by the Catholic fathers of the Vogt college. After obtaining his baccalaureate in 2011, he will join Saint-John’s University in New York, before returning to Cameroon, where he will begin a civil administrator course at the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM). from 2016.
A graduate of Enam in 2018, Nabil Njoya was, some time before his enthronement, head of the legal division within the services of the governor of the southern region. Having become a traditional chief, the new sultan is now forced to abandon all civil engagement. Nabil Njoya should therefore abandon his office in Ebolowa, in the South, to settle permanently in those he now holds in the sultanate of Foumban.
Bamoun tradition demands that the new chief find a wife as soon as possible