Gladys” the amazing!

Gladys is a female name from the Welsh name Gwladus or Gwladys, which bears the meaning of royalty (princess); conversely, it has been speculated to originally be from the Latin diminutive "gladiolus," meaning small sword hence the gladiolus flowering plant. It may be used as a Welsh variant of Claudia, meaning lame. This month we choose to celebrate a power house, hardworking and Godfearing lady bearing the name Gladys in the person of MrsNchang Gladys Akosa.

Who is Gladys, tell us more about you?

I am a Cameroonian living in the north-west region of Cameroon and trader in the Bamenda main market. I enjoy designing clothes especially the Bamenda outfit which is my main activity.

Do you know why your parents decided to call you Gladys?

I was born in a small village called Mbatu and back in the days’ health facilities were not easy to find around. When she was in labour she had to walk for a long distance to arrive at the regional hospital which is a long distance from my village. The lady who accompanied her was her friend who was called Gladys of blessed memory, as a sign of love and appreciation that is how my name came about.

How do you feel about the surname Gladys?

Sincerely I wouldn’t have wished for better there are surnames which I will say depreciate with time but mine has stood the test of times! Some people affectionately just cut the name short and say “Gla”and I am glad.

Gladys sure looks good on her as she bears the name elegantly, happy feast to all those bearing the name Gladys out there team Reglo celebrates you.

Rhoda Abi

Journalist,consultant and highly-motivated communications Junky