JOS PLATEAU, NIGERIA
TERRACOTTA, HEIGHT 52CM
8. With some bartering the pieces ended up with Njitoyap. Later in life, he married a Bamun woman, as he wanted sons to be brought up and educated in Bamun culture and tradition. It is those sons, Momanji Mounchili and Njifon Mgbatou who are the official heirs of Njitoyap’s treasures. It was them who together with a paternal uncle, because of some serious family tribulations, decided to come to South Africa and sell off some of the treasures. It was Momanji Mounchiliwho came and contacted Chief Abraham Njoya, who he was referred to by the Bamun communityto assist in raising some money.