Victor Mukete

Victor Mukete (born 15 November 1918) is a traditional Chief[1] in Cameroon.[2] He was a minister of Information in Nigeria before the reunification of Southern Cameroons with the French Cameroon from 1958 to 1959. He is also a Senator.[3]


Nfon Victor Esemingsongo Mukete was born on November 15, 1918 in Kumba.[4]

He is the father of businessman Colin Ebarko Mukete.[5]


Nfon Mukete was educated at Government School Kumba, 1926-32 and then proceeded to the prestigious Government College Umuahia, on a government scholarship for his secondary school studies from 1933 to 1938. In 1939, after Government College Umuahia, he proceeded to Higher College Yaba. Most of the students that went to Government College Umuahia went on to Yaba College which was the only science-based institution of higher learning at the time. [6] He also attended University of Manchester, England, 1948-51 and Christ's College, Cambridge University from 1951 to 1952.[7]

He is an agriculturist and botanist by training.

Traditional ChiefEdit

Nfon VE Mukete is the supreme leader [8] of the Bafaw. He sits at the Nfon palace in Kumba.

He is the author of a book, My Odyssey: History of the reunification of Cameroon.[9]


Nfon Victor Mukete was a member of Representative in Nigerian appointed the Federal Minister of Research and Information 1958 to 1959. He is currently the oldest Senator in Cameroon.[10]


My Odyssey: The Story of Cameroon Reunification With Authentic Letters Of Key Players. Yaounde, Cameroon : Eagle Publishing, [2013]


  1. ^ "Nfon Mukete May Have Been Sidelined From Biya's New Year Wishes Ceremony for Daring The Regime With Anglophone Marginalisation Issues". 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  2. ^ "senate: Mfon Victor Mukete becomes a centenarian". RTV. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Les grandes familles du Cameroun -" (in French). 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  4. ^ I Cameroon (22 May 2013). "Senator Nfon Victor E. Mukete: 95 But Strong". Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  5. ^ « Zoom sur le multimilliardaire Colin Ebarko Mukete, PCA de MTN Cameroun et propriétaire de Spectrum Télévision : l’ascension logique d’un prince »,, consulté le 30 juin 2017 [1]
  6. ^ "Cameroon - Victor Mukete "Only federalism can adjust the English crisis"" (in French). Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  7. ^ Nigeria's Book of Birsts: a handbook on pioneer Nigerian citizens, institutions, and events, by N. Nik Onyechi. 1989 page 191
  8. ^ Ben Cahoon WORLDSTATESMEN. "Cameroon Traditional states". Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  9. ^ Sudoc-Abes. "Mon odyssée". (in French). Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  10. ^