Cameroon’s emerging and celebrated young and dynamic media entrepreneur, Cham Victor Bama who is the Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of Municipal Updates daily newspaper has received a distinction for his exploits in journalism. The recognition was handed to Cham during a ceremony to mark the 2022 edition of the World Press Freedom Day on the campus of the University of Buea, UB on May 3, 2022.
The recognition came from the Department of Journalism and Communication, JMC, University of Buea. The Dean of the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, FSMS of UB, Prof Emmanuel Yenshu handed the award to Cham Victor. Speaking at the ceremony, the Head of Department, HOD, of JMC, Prof Kingsley Lyonga Ngange noted that the department was proud to have groomed Cham whom he described as a young, vibrant and daring Media personality. Cham was part of the 2016 batch of students of JMC . “There is no gain saying that Cham Victor Bama, is one of the daring Cameroonian journalists who has fought his way through hard work to the top”, he said.
Prof Ngange said, Cham runs Municipal Updates Daily both in French and English and The Chronicle Times, all widely read newspapers. Speaking to the press, Cham Victor Bama expressed gratitude to the department of JMC for singling him out and recognising excellence. While launching The Chariot Magazine, Cham announced a couple of good news for JMC. He said he shall subsidised the printing of the Chariot Magazine at 75% discount. He also said, the JMC 2016 batch will sponsor three students yearly in JMC. This recent recognition only adds to several awards already won by Cham Victor Bama who is also described by colleagues as an innovative journalist. His father and mother were part of the emotional colourful ceremony as they watched their son singled out in Celebration.
Who is Cham Victor Bama?
Born on September 7 1990, he attended St Jerome Catholic Primary school Weh in Menchum Division. He also went to Government Technical High School Wum and obtained the CAP certificate, GCE certifications and the Probatoire and Baccalaureate certificates respectively.
In 2010, he was among best students in the Baccalaureate exams with an “Excellence” performance.
In 2007, he was elected Divisional President of Association of Young Communicators for Menchum; 2009- Elected Pioneer member of the National Youth Council; 2008 became Commonwealth and PAVIS pilot trainee on good governance and leadership;2010 trained as Community health communicator in Bamenda; 2011 passed the Entrance exams into ENS Bambili where he read Information Management and Communication. Cham is one of the rising figures in Cameroon’s media landscape.