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Assist the Princess to Return to become King in December!
The ArtsCenter
Carrboro, NC
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Assist the Princess to Return to become King in December!
Join Anita Woodley, the Spectacular Magazine 2017 Arts & Culture Women of the Year, for an evening Benefit Storytelling Show. All funds raised will go toward her journey in December 2017 in Cameroon, Africa. The rare honor to become the first women and American of African Descent to become a double King - King of the Mountain People and King of the Ocean People in two Cameroon regions. Anita is currently the African Princess Bekang of the Forest Tikar People.

Due to the magnitude and reach of her lifes work as a Creative Health Education Speaker and Humanitarian Efforts concerning health care in the US and Cameroon, Anita has been chosen to receive the honor of being King.

Read Anitas Full Biography

In Africa, we do not give titles due to your gender, it is by your works and what you do for the people. The King of our village and the Shamans have determined that you do the work of a King, a man, and not the work of just a Princess or a Queen. - Prince Jean Michel Dissake Dissake, International Artist


During the 21 day journey in Cameroon, from December 17, 2017 to January 7, 2018 Anita Woodley, an African Notable in the Nditam Tikar chiefdom known as Princess with the title of "Bekang", will learn the sacred rituals of her African ancestors.

Various teachers of ancient African culture from the Mountain and Ocean areas of Cameroon, will pass down to Anita the ancient language, naming ceremony traditions, cooking rituals, traditional dances, making and playing of instruments from the forest and more. The rite of passage for King will conclude with Anita being in isolation for 9 days to meditate and receive training about secret tribal ceremonies.  

While in the Motherland, Anita Woodley will also facilitate an artistic workshop for locals and perform ceremonies taught to her as a child by her 100-year old great-grandmother.

For the past few months, a notable of the Mountain people of Cameroon has been preparing for Anita's arrival, making traditional clothing, spiritual items, and furniture for the King rite of passage ceremony.

The ocean portion of the ceremony will only be attempted, if the region is safe. If it is not, Anita will return in the summer of 2018, or another time when the area is safe, to complete the traditional ceremony to become King of the ocean people in that region. Learn more about this fundraiser at:


The ArtsCenter (View)
300-G East Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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