ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, MAMI ELIZABETH TAH, 88 years old, born on January 1, 1933, and passed away on February 28, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by quinivette mbanwi on April 8, 2021
Dear Grandmother ,

Nothing can fill the void you left . You were an amazing Woman with a heart of gold, you loved peace. In life i love you dearly, In Death i do the same . You didn’t go alone grandma,A part of me went with you the day God called you home. You left me with peaceful memories that will never fade away. Though i cannot see you , i feel your presence by my side and your love is still my guide! You thougt me to show love even when i sense hate. Thank you for blessing me grandma i was privilege to receive that blessing that grandmothers give . Since that day my life has never been the same. I have seen many open doors and lots of blessing. Thank you grandma .
I know you are in a better place.
              A Dieu 

                  Quinivette Endah
Posted by Grace Mbanwi on April 8, 2021
Mother you have permanently taken exit from us

I wish you could talk with me on your hospital bed before you took your last breath.  I called you answered struggle  to open your eyes and see me but could not.   It was hard for me to  say good bye mother because I saw you going. 

I was heart broken, I wept and finally  the cold  hands of death snatched  you away from us.

I thank God for last moments I spend with you last year 2020in September and October.

I had a good time with you. I did what a daughter should do to the Mom.  I saw happiness in you.  Mother am already missing you. 

You were such a loving and caring mother.   For the years you spent  with me,  I learned so much from you.  You never  loved  seeing me unhappy .  The day I don't get up early in the morning ,  you come knock at my door,  you come in are you still in bed, is everything okay.  Mother  I can't believe you are no longer there for us.

Mother you touched the lives of many in all the places you lived in.  All my neighbors love you because of the love you should them.  No one will  enter the house and leave without a bit even if it means letting what you had to eat to them. 

You didn't  like to see  grass in and around my compound. 

I love  making dresses.  I learnt from you.  I learnt not to wear what I don't like from you.  I learnt not to wear what  dosen't fit me from you..  The woman who was so selective when it comes to food.   You touched  the lives so many  who  became your friends along  the way.   

You fought a good fight.  We love you but God loved you most.   I will  for ever love Mother. 

May you have  eternal rest in the bosom of the Lord till we meet to part no more 

(ADIEU)

MANYI MBANWI GRACE 

YOUR FORTH CHILD AND THIRD  DAUGHTER.

Posted by Numfor Zipporah on April 7, 2021
When times like this come we look back years pass how much our mother has impacted into us so uh value.
Mama has been an amazing companion from conception to birth to childhood, adulthood till we are mothers and father's ourselves.
We can't say we want to abuse God by asking that you leave with us forever mama, your time has come to be with the Lord. We wish you farewell , go and prepare a place for us for it's a destination for us all .
Adieu mama
Posted by Dr. Ndiforchu Victor on April 7, 2021
Miami Elizabeth you were very kind and caring even to those you came across just for a short time. Your loving and inspiring lifestyle has positively shaped and reshaped many including myself. You were a blessed mother and grandmother. May these blessings accompany you to eternity.
Posted by Queenivette Atongwe on April 6, 2021
The love of a grandma is unique. God must have given grandmothers to us to liven up our lives, to make our lives more complete, to make us well rounded and better human beings. She played a big part in my childhood and I can remember so many times sitting in the kitchen and tasting the dishes, she prepared with special love.Love you grandma .You truly were a special, special woman.You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us.
Rest in peace grandma❤
Posted by Melvis Atongwe on April 6, 2021
Thank you for your sacrifices, your care, your love and everything that you have done for us. I know you are in a much better place, wherever you are.  I will be forever grateful and thankful that you are my ‘grandmother’.
We love you so much but God loves you more.

Rest well Mami
Posted by Pam Tah on April 3, 2021
Grandma took care of me until I was 4 years old. She made many people happy and brought me so much joy. I miss her more than ever but I know she’s in a better place now.

-Vanessa Nyambi
Posted by Mandi Nyambi on April 2, 2021
You nourished us, you cared for us, you gave us more love than we could measure. I miss you so much, but I am so grateful for the time we shared together on this earth. I love you.
Posted by Antia Tebah on March 31, 2021
Grandma, I miss hearing you call me Avo Angwi. Your departure is painful. You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place. The love of a grandma is unique. God must have given grandmothers to us to liven up our lives, to make our lives more complete, to make us well rounded and better human beings. You truly were a special, special woman! I miss you! Rest in Peace Grandmother…we will never forget you and we will always love you forever… ❤❤
                            Antia Annih
Posted by Pam Tah on March 31, 2021
Amaaaaazing mother of mine.
You gave me all I needed to be the best in life.


Love you lots

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Posted by quinivette mbanwi on April 8, 2021
Dear Grandmother ,

Nothing can fill the void you left . You were an amazing Woman with a heart of gold, you loved peace. In life i love you dearly, In Death i do the same . You didn’t go alone grandma,A part of me went with you the day God called you home. You left me with peaceful memories that will never fade away. Though i cannot see you , i feel your presence by my side and your love is still my guide! You thougt me to show love even when i sense hate. Thank you for blessing me grandma i was privilege to receive that blessing that grandmothers give . Since that day my life has never been the same. I have seen many open doors and lots of blessing. Thank you grandma .
I know you are in a better place.
              A Dieu 

                  Quinivette Endah
Posted by Grace Mbanwi on April 8, 2021
Mother you have permanently taken exit from us

I wish you could talk with me on your hospital bed before you took your last breath.  I called you answered struggle  to open your eyes and see me but could not.   It was hard for me to  say good bye mother because I saw you going. 

I was heart broken, I wept and finally  the cold  hands of death snatched  you away from us.

I thank God for last moments I spend with you last year 2020in September and October.

I had a good time with you. I did what a daughter should do to the Mom.  I saw happiness in you.  Mother am already missing you. 

You were such a loving and caring mother.   For the years you spent  with me,  I learned so much from you.  You never  loved  seeing me unhappy .  The day I don't get up early in the morning ,  you come knock at my door,  you come in are you still in bed, is everything okay.  Mother  I can't believe you are no longer there for us.

Mother you touched the lives of many in all the places you lived in.  All my neighbors love you because of the love you should them.  No one will  enter the house and leave without a bit even if it means letting what you had to eat to them. 

You didn't  like to see  grass in and around my compound. 

I love  making dresses.  I learnt from you.  I learnt not to wear what I don't like from you.  I learnt not to wear what  dosen't fit me from you..  The woman who was so selective when it comes to food.   You touched  the lives so many  who  became your friends along  the way.   

You fought a good fight.  We love you but God loved you most.   I will  for ever love Mother. 

May you have  eternal rest in the bosom of the Lord till we meet to part no more 

(ADIEU)

MANYI MBANWI GRACE 

YOUR FORTH CHILD AND THIRD  DAUGHTER.

Posted by Numfor Zipporah on April 7, 2021
When times like this come we look back years pass how much our mother has impacted into us so uh value.
Mama has been an amazing companion from conception to birth to childhood, adulthood till we are mothers and father's ourselves.
We can't say we want to abuse God by asking that you leave with us forever mama, your time has come to be with the Lord. We wish you farewell , go and prepare a place for us for it's a destination for us all .
Adieu mama
her Life

Biography

Mami Akwi Elizaberth Tah nee Anyangwe, fondly called Avo Martha is estimated to be born in 1933, to The Royal family at Bereje Oshie. Her mother was called Mami Sabina Endah Atungang (Avo Tiseri) and her father, Achakie Abraham Anyangwe was a king maker, Brother to Fon Etunyi the First and a famous traditional doctor. Doctor Achakie married two wives; the first called Monica Akwi and the second Sabina Endah Atungang.

Mami Akwi Elizaberth was one of the many children of Dr. Achakie. Majority passed away in their childhood, but Mami has a maternal sister who is currently the only surviving sister Grace Ekiengyi Ambele, fondly called Oyi Mamfe. These two sisters had a paternal brother called Okanimba Joseph and sister called Anna Ambo, both of blessed memory. 

After the death of Pa Achakie and soon after, his successor and son Okaninmba, their four wives and orphans were by Oshie traditional rites cleansed and inherited by the Oshie Palace. 

Childhood

As a child Akwi Elizaberth was very obedient and attended to all calls to her with a smile. She was naturally smart to carry out all assigned tasks and could use her personal ingenuity to overcome her life challenges with care and ease. It’s important to note that the name Akwi was given to her by her stepmother Monica Akwi. Mami Akwi Elizaberth lived with her stepmother Monica Akwi and mother and loved them very much.  Together with her stepsister Anna Ambo (Avo Tom), the mother of Late Mr Atogho Thomas of Ngwo the ensured the smooth running of their mother’s affairs while remaining very close and connected.

Akwi Elizaberth and her Sister Anna Ambo were very friendly with their siblings and cousins in the Oshie palace. Being very beautiful, welcoming, smart and obedient, each time an assignment was given to them by the late Fon Anyangwe Etunyi I, she would quickly invite her palace brothers and also play mates-Adi Lucas and Ataba Scott.  She began to nurture and lead them from a tender age. She also had enthusiasm and passion for farm work so she would not hesitate to help her parents do farming whenever necessary.

 Mami Akwi Elizaberth never received a formal education because she was born at a time when Oshie people believed that Oshie girls should not be allowed to acquire formal education. The best she could have was moral education from her parents and Christian education from Sunday school. She was a very brilliant, happy and greatly appreciated by her family and friends. However, later in life she attended adult education classes and learned how to write basic English and got a mastery of numbers and arithmetic.  Her educated continued when she visited the USA as her grand children spent time teaching her enabling her to maintain her own finances, phone records and sign her documents when necessary.  Mami even kept a very detailed phone book and diary.

Marriage and Family Life

At a tender age, Mami Akwi Elizaberth was betrothed to a very handsome gentleman called Mr Tah Isaiah of the Binda Aneh’s family. After the engagement rights were performed, she got married and observed a marriage confinement with the Father Inlaw Pa Aneh of Achi for some time. After this, Pa Aneh organized a powerful traditional marraige ceremony for Akwi Elizaberth as a princess from the Oshie palace.  He officially handed her to his 0ldest son Isaiah Tah Aneh. The happy young couple soon left Oshie Village for the South West Region in search of greener pastures at Matute village. Here Mami Akwi took a very matured step and solidified her Christian faith by being baptized at the Basel Mission Church in 1949. The presiding clergy was Pastor Esok.

A few years later, the couple moved from Matute to Bota Middle farms in Limbe where life was better. While in Middle Farms she joined the Christian Women Fellowship (CWF) and Halleluyah Choir of the congregation simultaneously. Lateron, she concentrated with the activities of Halleluyah Choir where she belonged for the rest of her life.

 While at Bota Middle Farms, Mami Akwi Elizabeth and her Husband worked very hard in the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) plantations. Besides Mami Akwi also took up a challenge to learn sewing and became a fantastic skilful seamstress for her entire life. She also worked the fields and her farms were very productive. She soon learned another trade known as brewing of local maize liquor called KWACHA. This was her most lucrative business because some of her customers consumed alot and could not settle their bills in monetary terms. They ended up paying with landed property. This important transaction “trade by Batter” enabled Mami Akwi and her huaband Isaiah to own two large pieces of Land in Bota and Wovia Limbe. Serious farming on these landed properties generated to them much capital income that enabled them to support the immediate and extended families.

Mami Akwi Elizaberth had vision for future investments. She encouraged her husband and they were amongst; the first Oshie couple to purchase land at Great Soppo Buea on which they constructed a house that served as a central point for all family members who arrived Buea. This is why most of the family children of the Binda family called Pa Tah’s house in Great Soppo their home for years.

Mami Akwi Elizaberth took raising her children and grandchildren. She was always present at the birth of most of her grandchildren to perform the delicate duty of caring for both the mother and the new born child. Mami’s job as mother of children and grand- children enabled her to travel to the New York State of USA 2 times during her lifetime. She went to America to help to help raise the last two children of Dr and Mrs. Nyambi. Mrs. Nyambi was the youngest of seven children, so this was the home stretch in her duties as mother and grandmother. She dedicated her time and poured all the love she could give into these two children who were named after her and Pa Tah her husband.  Mami’s presence in New York was marked by the bombings of September 11, 2001. She witnessed it firsthand and as such has been wired to handle any type of disaster such as the ongoing unrest in the North West Region.



Mami Akwi was a very beautiful princess and could never be caught looking off point. Her skin, cloths and shoes were always impeccable and talk of the town. After many years of battling various health challenges, she still looked just gorgeous, and her dentition is one to die for. Her beautiful genes blended with the handsome genes, colour and perfect hair of her husband Pa Tah is clearly evidenced in all her grandchildren. They are all super beautiful young men and women.

Every single house in the Binda and Anyangwe’s family has either an Akwi and/or a Tah which clearly a testament to the influence and important role Mami Akwi and Pa Tah played in the lives of their siblings, children and extended family. Mami Akwi a Princess from the Anyangwe’s house and Royal family of Oshie is leaving this world on a very accomplished note. She has worked hard for all those who came into her life, she has left an indelible mark in the lives of soooo many children and grandchildren. Her soft-spoken nature and calm disposition made everyone very comfortable around her. She was just a very calming soul even in the midst of the biggest storm and of which she weathered many. Mami had 7 children, 31 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

 Mami Akwi’s life is the epitome of endurance, perseverance and then satisfaction. She lived with grace and has eventually won the crown which she wears now. In the end she lived for God and is gone to be with her God. She leaves behind 3 children, 31 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, a sister, brothers, many cousins and the entire Binda, Okanimba, Anyangwe, Atungang families and Halleluyah Choir in Bereje Oshie to mourn her. She is gone to meet her husband who died on Thurday 21st march, 1998.

She deserves to rest from all her labours and a very long and fruitful life.
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Shared by Pam Tah on April 1, 2021
Mami Akwi was a very clean woman, very organized. She was always very particular about her clothes, shoes,  hair. Very high sense of fashion. Her skin was always impeccable and glowed.