By Mesumbe Neville
The University of Buea Cultural Ballade Club has intensified training ahead of the University Festival of Arts and Culture (UNIFAC) competition that will run from the 10 to the 14 of December 2018 at the National school of Public works, Yaoundé.
According to the Senior Youth and Action Counsellor in the University of Buea, Mr Eugene Shungzie, the institution’s cultural ballade club has always been a very competitive group as far as traditional dance is concern.
“The ballade team is doing everything possible to climb the podium and bring back a golden award from the competition,” Mr Eugene averred.
A member of the ballade club, Adel Killa equally noted that the team is well prepared and determined to win a gold medal this year. “However, the present insecurity in Buea is disrupting our practice sessions. Because of the current state of affairs, we now practice only in the afternoon, during school hours,” She said. Despite the challenges, Adel has an optimistic view for the team.
During the last edition, the University of Buea was the overall winner in the choral competition. They received a gold medal.
It is good to note that, the University of Bamenda was supposed to host this year’s edition but due to the present crisis rocking the Northwest and the Southwest regions, the venue was moved to Yaounde.