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Oroko – Color Of Roses Medical Mission

The Colors Of Roses Foundation  in partnership with Oroko USA, is embarking on a humanitarian Medical Mission to the OrokoLand in 2018.

Chaired by one of her illustrious daughters Dr. Sylvia Dasi, the Colors Of Roses Foundation is requesting all hands on deck for the sons and daughters of Oroko both in Cameroon and the diaspora to assist not only financially but logistically to see that we the beneficiaries make use of this medical gift.

We are hereby asking that you Donate generously towards this endeavor, so that we can meet our financial goals before the end of the year 2017


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Who We Are

  

   Several years ago in the Oroko regions, messages were transmitted from one village to another by the beating of wooden drums, - the "Elimbi". The neighboring villages interpreted the rhythms from these drums to obtain the messages and responded accordingly. Later on, a messenger was dispatched carrying a "Desungu", - ( a special stick tied like a bundle with special leaves ) to the next village.  From the look at the special bundle, the village elders interpreted and understood the messages and responded accordingly. Specifically, when a chief had a message for his villagers, this messenger would run around the village ringing a bell and relating the message to the villagers. This person was called the "Town Crier". This web site is the Town Crier for every reader, and particularly for all OROKOS. It will provide the public with special events in both the association and the Oroko Culture. We will be a vehicle to announce cultural and community events across the USA and worldwide as the need arises. We would like to promote businesses owned by OROKO indigenes at home and in the diaspora. After browsing our web site, please take a moment to use the feedback form to let us know how you feel about the Oroko Culture.

Our Cultural Heritage

Meet Your President, Dr. Clementine Nanje

Membership and Registration


OCA-USA Membership Fee



President Mediko 2013 Address

Fellow Oroko Brothers, Sisters, Mothers, Fathers, and Children, Let me start by giving thanks to the almighty father for taking all of us to and from the 2013 Oroko Annual Convention in New Jersey / New York, where history was made. (more…)

Some of our activities

Building Knowledge and Awareness of the Community Around Us

Who Are the Orokos

"If there is one thing to acknowledge of the Orokos besides their rich cultural background and natural intelligence, it is their sense of hospitality. This spirit of hospitality has now made them to look like the Achebe’s proverbial lunatics who may be outnumbered even though they own the place. The heterogeneous nature of the ethnic group has also systematically regrouped the various clans into natural characteristics like" ( by Edmund Nofuru)

  • The Intelligence of the Balues
  • The Wisdom of the Ngolos
  • The Oratory of the Batangas
  • The Beautiful Queens of Bima
  • The Handsomeness of the Mbonges
  • The Tolerance of the Bakundus
  • The Marvellous Singers of Balondo Banangas
  • The Hospitality of the Balondo Badikos
  • The Courage of the Ekombes
  • The Black Magic of the Bakokos
Know Our History

What else do you want to know ?

Take some time and meet our Exco Officers?

...or maybe see some Facts about us?

Meet Your Exco Team ( 2017 - 2019 )

We are passionately committed to serving our folks and upholding our heritage
Meet The Executive Team

In this podcast, Tata Dr. Mathew Esona of the Division of Viral Diseases at CDC describes the discovery of a unique Group A rotavirus, isolated from fruit bats in Kenya.


Press Play to listen to this CDC Podcast (Run time = 5:58)

Created: 12/2/2010 by National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.


t_t_dr_esonaMathew .D. Esona, M.Sc, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow Gastroenteritis and Respiratory Virus Laboratory Branch Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop G-04, Atlanta, GA 30333

Important Documents and Sites

Oroko Musical Maestros

Chapter Projects and News

Oroko Georgia Sponsors Feasiblity Studies on Orokoland

The authors of this report wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to the traditional chiefs, traditional council members, government, church and groups officials as well as the people in the different villages for their collaboration with the field team in the course of this study. Special thanks to Wilson Elangwe and Joyce Mote who understood the importance of the study and engulfed all odds (bad roads, trekking long distances, boating on open sea waters, limited finances, etc.) in implementing this study.

Our thanks also go to Rev. Dr. Sam Esale and Jackson Nanje, executive management representatives of the Dikome Balue Development Corporation (DEDICO) in USA for participating in joint planning meetings with Georgia Oroko Cultural Association’s Project Committee and for helping to coordinate activities of DEDICO field volunteers in Cameroon.
Indeed, our sincere thanks go to all members of Georgia Oroko Cultural Association for conceiving this great project and for allocating funds to ensure the study is carried out from start to finish. Thanks to Mr. Ati Adolphus for the pool of information he brought from his private trips to Cameroon. Those information have been included in the document.   (more…)

Clans in OrokoLand
10
Villages in OrokoLand
217
Oroko Chapters in the USA
6
Orokos in the USA
921

What our elders say

“It took me a visit to the United States to once again eat plantains the way our fore-fathers used to prepare it. i.e with the skin. But my host, unaware of this delicacy kept apologizing to me.”

Chief Isoh Itoh Paramount Chief, Ekondo-titi

“If there is one thing to acknowledge of Oroko people besides their rich cultural background and natural intelligence, it is their sense of hospitality.”

Tata Nofuru Edmund Oroko Historian

News And Commentaries

The Demise of the Oroko Politician. (Jackson Nanje)

The current Anglophone crisis has so far been a true test to see if the Oroko (Ndian Division) politicians will fold into their usual docility again or rise in a rare occasion to speak truth to power.   By. Jackson W. Nanje.   For close to […]

School Bench Project 2016 (Samuel S. Diony)

CLASSROOM BENCH PROJECT IN CAMEROON REPORT: This report is a narrative of how the Oroko-USA Association managed to launch the Classroom Bench Project in Cameroon. The project should be considered to be the first phase of how Oroko-USA can help improve the dilapidated conditions of […]

Tourism in OrokoLand (By Fred Bebe)

Although there are many sites of touristic importance in Orokoland, they are yet to be developed, and advertised as such. However, a feature of immediate and growing importance is that of ecotourism. “Ecotourism is a form of tourism that strives to minimize ecological or other […]

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Where Are The Orokos?

The Orokos are found in the SouthWest Region of Cameroon, covering a large portion of the Meme and Ndian divisions. They are made up of 10 clans, each speaking their own dialect as shown in brackets.

  • Balondo Ba Diko (Londo)
  • Balondo Ba Nanga (Londo)
  • Balue (Lolue)
  • Batanga (Lotanga)
  • Bima (Bima)
  • Ekombe (Ekombe)
  • Mbonge (Mbonge)
  • Bakoko (Lokoko)
  • Ngolo (Longolo)
  • Bakundu (Lokundu)

National Conventions

OUR CULTURE, OUR HERITAGE. WHERE DO WE COME FROM

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