The NSEI and Kom relationship.
The relationship that exists between Nsei and Kom today can be trace back to when the Nsei people were on their way from Tikari in search of a new land. While the Nsei people were resting on the hills of Babungo, another group of people (the present day kom) who were also moving in search of a settlement were resting there. During the time these two groups were resting, a Nsei princess by na Neyah fell in love with a man from the other group (Kom) and they got married. (you can't resist love when it hit you, not even during war). After the marriage, Princess Leyah left her family and all the people they left Tikari together and followed her her husband and their own group who finally settled and became the Kom we know today. That incident was the foundation of the relationship that exists between Nsei and Kom today.
       When the Nsei people settled in their new found land, there were a lot of attacks by neighbouring villages like the Balikumbat who constantly attack Nsei to get slaves and also trying to take the land Nsei people were settled in. Because of this, the Fon of Nsei had to leave and go to kom to seek for help (the in-laws of Nsei) . He went with some notables,  unfortunately for them, the Kom people were not ready to fight any war then. However, they received them well and even built a Palace for the fon of Nsei there. Him and his notables lived there while the war was going on in Nsei.
         During their stay in kom, they learned a great part of the kom culture like dance, songs, dressing etc that explains the similarity in the way of life between Nsei and Kom today. When the wars in the land were over, the fon and his people had to return. On coming back, they brought the Nikia Kong that is in Bamessing today and Nwa (Ngumba). Before nikia Kong came, Nsei had nikia Lafeh and nikia Bweh. This explains the reason why nikia Kong speak the Kom language.
    Meanwhile, before the fon of Nsei left kom, he left behind a Nsei Prince in the Palace that was given to him. This Palace was in a place called Beloh and the Palace is known today as Ntoh Tweng. This Nsei Prince left in that Palace stayed there, made a family. Meaning there is still a part of Nsei in kom.

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About Bamessing

Bamessing-Nsei is a traditional potter's village, with the pottery center of Prescraft, where traditional potters are encouraged to pursue their trade. In order to widen the product range, new techniques have been introduced, such as a potter's wheel, glazing, and wood kiln firing. Designers from Europehelp to develop new designs.


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