National Anthem of Cameroon

Cameroon has a very rich and interesting National Anthem. The National Anthem of Cameroon is known all over the world as the Rallying Song. The anthem symbolises the dreams and aspirations of the citizens of Cameroon, both at home and in the diaspora.

Before we get started, watch this instrumental version of the anthem.

The anthem mentions the sacrifices of the nations forefathers.

It pledges to restore peace and unity of the country for ages to come.

It's known that the first words of the anthem were written by Rene Djam Ajame, along with a member of a student group back in 1928.

Because Cameroon has two official languages, there are two versions of the national anthem: the English and French versions.

The French words were written by Moise Nyatte Nko'o and the English words were written by Bernard Nsosika Fonlon.

The music was composed by Moise Nyatte Nko'o and Samuel Miniko Bamba. It was finally adopted when Cameroon became an official or autonomous region. Lets take a look at both versions of the anthem.

The English Version of the National Anthem of Cameroon

O Cameroon, Thou Cradle of our Fathers,

Holy Shrine where in our midst they now repose,

Their tears and blood and sweat thy soil did water,

On their hills and valleys once their tillage rose.

Dear Fatherland, they worth no tongue can tell!

How can we ever pay thy due?

Thy welfare we will win in toil and love and peace,

Will be to thy name ever true!


Land of Promise, land of Glory!

Thou, of life and joy, our only store!

Thine be honour, thine devotion,

And deep endearment, for evermore.

From Shari, from where the Mungo meanders

From along the banks of lowly Boumba Stream,

Muster thy sons in union close around thee,

Mighty as the Buea Mountain be their team,

Instil in them the love of gentle ways,

Regret for errors of the past,

Foster, for mother Africa, a loyalty

That true shall remain to the last.


Land of Promise, land of Glory!

Thou, of life and joy, our only store!

Thine be honour, thine devotion,

And deep endearment, for evermore.

Importance of the National Anthem in Cameroon

The National Anthem of Cameroon is very important to Cameroon.

The anthem of every country is officially recognised as the national song by the countries constitution.

In Cameroon it is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and symbolises the tradition, history and the struggles of its people.

It is recognised by other governments as the official national song.

Like the Cameroon flag, it:

  • Promotes patriotism
  • Inspire people and
  • reminds them of the greatness of their country.

Uses of The National Anthem of Cameroon

The National Anthem of Cameroon has many uses.

  • It is played on National Days and festivals.
  • It is also played during sporting events like the Olympic games and world cup, where Cameroon has actively participated.
  • When played out of the country, it serve as a symbol of sovereignty.
  • Most schools in Cameroon sing the national anthem every money and host the national flag.
  • TV stations play it, some before opening the station.

Respect for the National Anthem of Cameroon

Every one, irrespective of who he is has to respect the flag and anthem of Cameroon. Everyone stands up and at attention when the national anthem is being sung and the flag being hosted.

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