Formerly called Kamerun under its German colonial masters, Cameroon is located in Central Africa.
It is bordered by Nigeria to the West and North, Chad to the northeast, the Central African Republic to the East and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south.
With a population of over 24 million people, its official languages are French and English. Cameroon is governed by a unitary presidential republic and it is often referred to as ‘Africa in miniature’. Christianity and Islam make up most of its entire religious setup.
Its economic capital and main seaport is Yaounde while the political capital is Garoua. Known for its fantastic beaches, deserts, mountains, and rainforests, Cameroon can boast of its native styles of music, particularly Makossa and Bikutsi.
To commemorate its independence, we cast the spotlight on some famous people you probably didn’t know are from Cameroon.