Emmanuel was born February 28th 1952 to Late Mr. Peter Stephen Ikome Kulu and Late Mrs. Hannah Kwedi Ngonde Wacka Mofa in Bamenda Cameroon.

His Primary Education was at CDC/Government School Bota, Victoria where he earned his First School leaving Certificate. He attended St. Joseph College Sasse, Buea here he obtained his GCE O Level Certificate.

He got admission into the University of Buffalo, New York, USA where he graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering.

He worked with General Electric before going on to work at Veritas Bureau Acts Testing Lab until his early retirement in 2008 due to a stroke.

He leaves behind 7 Children, 2 Step-Children, host of Grandchildren, 8 Siblings, Step Mother, an Uncle, Aunties, Cousins, Nephews, Nieces, Bona Lyonga family, Bimbia family, Mongo/Douala family, other relatives and friends to mourn him.

He is preceded in death by his wives, parents and two siblings.


Emmanuel played football/soccer for St Joseph's College Sasse, Buea where he was nicknamed “EPATA” for his skills in football/soccer.

He later went on to play for CDC Tiko United football/soccer team and was the lead scorer.

He was called to play for the Cameroon National Football /SoccerTeam.

While pursuing his education, he played for the University of Buffalo Bulls Soccer Team 1974-1976 where he still holds the record for the highest goals scored by individual player in a game.

He also played for the Buffalo Blazers and Rochester Lancers in the National American Soccer League.   

He was one of the founders of the local amateur soccer team named Buffalo BlackStars where he was nicknamed "Kicker King Kulu” in the Buffalo District Soccer League also called BSC.