Africa Tanyi Enow
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 7, 1956
  • Place of birth:
    Mamfe, Ndekwai Villiag, South West Region,, Cameroon
  • Date of passing: Apr 23, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Camden, New Jersey, United States
Let the memory of Africa be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Africa Tanyi Enow, 60, born on February 7, 1956 and passed away on April 23, 2016. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Diane Besong on 21st May 2016

"My own man Uncle Afrique- the miracle man, the chemist; these are the names I called you. It has actually taken forever (the very last minute) to be courageous enough to write a tribute for you. I am still in denial even though I had not talked to or heard from you for over a month now. The thought of never seeing you again increases my pain and frustration. The emptiness in me when I think of not having anybody again in Mamfe really kills me. Life can actually be unfair and Cruel.

However, we have to be grateful to God for fulfilling your dreams, making it possible for you to see your son Patrice and finally passing away in the land flowing with 'milk and honey' as you called it. Although you never experienced it, we still give God all the glory because you had been declared dead last year. The wonders and miracles of God gave you the opportunity to stand on your feet again, relate and reconcile with people, give a big Thanksgiving in your Baptist Church in Mamfe and many other things you were able to do. This is how you earned the name 'Miracle Man'. I am going to miss our wonderful and close discussion about our families, professions and you name it.Rest in perfect peace my man Uncle Afrique 'Miracle Man' till we meet and part no more!

Your dear Sister Di/mamma"

This tribute was added by Vida Awasom on 20th May 2016

"To my Uncle Africa, this is a tough one for me. I go back to December 2009 where we spent a few days with you while visiting Mamfe. You put aside your own needs and activities to ensure we had a pleasant trip. You truly cared, you gave your all and were always present when we needed you. Yes , you cared ! and we thank you . I remember when my Mom called me when she found out about your illness, oh did we weep because she said you were in so much pain. I prayed for God to lift the burden and restore your health. I trusted that He alone could help us. We had faith; and when you bounced back, we were delighted. Like the hymn goes " He knows it all". God knows it all. Our life on earth,Jesus knows it all. If we should leave this earthly home, He got a place for us . So we are rest assured that you are in the arms of our almighty, that place he has prepared for you where pain cannot reside.In Him do we live , move and have our being, we are nothing without Him and i know how much you love God, so i am at peace. Till we meet again. May God almighty grant Patrice,Tanyi, and your other children and family members comfort like none other. May your teachings never depart from them, may peace and love reign and in everything, may God get the Glory"

This tribute was added by Ben Arrey on 8th May 2016

"Late Mr. Tanyi,
A man full of hope, inspiration and and gifted with benevolence and intelligence. Your short stay in the US  did not even give us a chance to meet you, even though we were so willing. You touched many lifes at home and abroad and the Lord decided to put you on a journey to this end. May the almighty divine receive you with compassion till we see again.
Ben Arrey; PhD
Virginia, USA"

This tribute was added by Rayban Poubom on 6th May 2016

"Oh!! Mr Tanyi,I can't begin to express the pain of your passing ,your lively gait and energy .. You loved without any restraint! Simple and open hearted man.. I can still hear your voice telling me ,you are extraordinary and very talented just focus and bring out your qualities .. We would sit and solve chemical equations ,laughing and arguing in our own chemistry world ,so unlike teacher and student . You made me become the Pharmacist I am today .. I will forever be grateful . You will be deeply missed by us all. We love you but we also know you suffered in extreme pain .so we say go and rest where pain and sickness is such a far fetched reality.. We love you lots
Dr Poubom Rayban"

This tribute was added by Patrice Tanyi on 4th May 2016

"Dad  im  writing   this   , same  time  tears  running  down  my  eyes.....If only  you  could  get  up  alive  to  see  the  pain  youve  left  on  my  shoulder, i  know  you  will  jion  me  to  cry  profusely.....Daddy, you know ive never had anyone  in  my  whole  life  as caring and loving like you.....You  were  not  rich, you didnt come from a rich family, but you had a gift and a charm the world  admired.....You  shared  the last penny you had in your pocket to make sure your children get the best education  in the  world.....Daddy, you even  transfered that  love to even the students  you  thaught.....Growing up  was hard  and harsh, especially days when  the government  refused to pay your salaries.....You had no money to send us to school, but  that never stoped  you from fighting to  make sure your children get education and a better  future.....Day after day, after  teaching  from school, all tired, you  will  nap for 3hrs only, then  pick up your cutlass  into the farms to look for food  for the family to  eat.....Daddy  youve  suffered...All  i wanted  was for God  to bring you to America to met your baby boy that you  raised to be an ambitious  youngman, to take good care of you and keep you  around  peace, calm  and  rest.....Daddy  i  always remembered calling  you  for 10yrs on  the  phone that  ivent seen you since i travelled to  America in 2006.....I can hear  you always laughing , so excited to hear my vioce  and telling everyone  ***thats my american boy****.Daddy, your greatest  joy was to met me ones again after all these years....Just when  you were ready to met me, thats when the devil struck  you  with  terminal  illness, somthing that kept you in the hospital for 7months.....Just when everyone  thaught you will die, God  raised you up on your feet.....God finally presented you in my arms in america on April 1.....I  could  see  the excitement  when i  saw you on that wheelchair  at the  airport....You  almost got off your chair on those paralysed feet to grap me.....*****my son***dad burst into tears of joy.....10yrs is a long time  missing a son in  a fathers arms......I also remember vividly  you staring at  this  new  evolution  of  life, this new found  place, country  full  with  golden  lights  at night  and  tall  towers, the  lights  that  was dazzling  as we drove over the JFK bridge in New York  city....Daddy  was so  excited  to see America  hes always been told.....Daddy called America  ***paradise  on earth****.Daddy  will call everyone in  Cameroon  to  tell  them of the glamour in america......Eventhough  dad  was  in  pain from his illness, he never felt it  cox he was so caught up in the beauty scenery of America.......At home, me and dad had the best time ever.....His back pain was  killing him, i  will  carry him on my back to the bathroom were he gets his bath.....In the bathroom, dad said somthing that i will forever keep in my  said....""""O  God, thank  you for giving me a son"""""he even said,""""If i die today, Patrice, i  will be happy because youve showed me paradise""""::****Youve done it""::were his last words  on his dying bed......April  4  i  took daddy to  the hospital were he was  given the best  treatment for his illness ever......unfortunately, the illness  had taken a hold  on dad, and  Doctors told me he was getting worst......We prayed with pastors, my pastor Rev.Ruzor George, we prayed with family members, i  even asked daddy to pray with me....I told him to be strong, that God  will never let him die.....Daddy will  respond in a  hidden tone "amen"""......Nothing could lift dads  spirit  or energy at this time that his been confined on his bed for over 2weeks, eating nothing, looking frail and  weak, except for one thing......his favorite  music....****dark  city sisters****Everyday, at home, in the car or on his hospital bed, daddy will ask me to play that albulm.....This  epic  south african song  will  lift dads spirit  as i  watch him nodding and clapping  his hands while he was waiting for dead to come......Dads favorite scripture before he passed was  ****John 3:16......This  is  the scripture he last quoted  when Rev Rizor asked him  what his favorite scripture was......His best baptist song was*****Abraham blessings  are mine*****At  exactly  6:20  on April   23, dad  passed  away, somthing  thats been a big scare  on the hearts  of  his family, friends  and children  who  still  dont know why God should  take dad just  that moment when his  just getting to enjoy life with  a son  his not set eyes on for 10yrs.....Daddy  im so depressed each day, we had dreams, so much to accomplish ive to do it without  you..
Werever you are, may your spirit be with me so i  can finish what you left uncompleted, especially  unite  your family and take good care of the family...
I  love you so  much, and you  know  that....
R.I.P my hero..

Your  son, Patrice..."

This tribute was added by Valentine Bate on 1st May 2016

"Oh! Uncle Tanyi! I do not know where to start. From the days you started holding me in your high esteem and entrusted most of your business in my hands; all the time we spent together seeing you through your illness; the wonderful company traveling with you to the USA; just to recount a few. Little did I know that you won't return with  me to Cameroon as a companion.
God bless you in the world beyond. Please prepare a good place for us all that you left in pains.
RIP Uncle Tanyi"

This tribute was added by Mary Bates-Eyong on 1st May 2016

"You are and will indeed be deeply missed.

The times we sat, shared a meal and talked about your passions-your children and you pursuit of higher knowledge wherever the path led, will be treasured forever.

In your usual  soft spoken and humble manner, you reminded me your dreams were not just about you but the pride and ambition you so wanted to instill in the children you so dearly loved. Rest assured you did.

In this time of grief and sorrow I find comfort that you gave us the opportunity to observe those last moments of  the peace and rest you sort granted by our compassionate Lord and God.

Rest in Perfect Peace"

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This memorial is administered by:

Nora Bate
Mary Bates-Eyong
Patrice Tanyi
Valentine Bate


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