Bokaye grew up in the Bwiti tradition as a result of his parents practicing. His mother was eating the sacred wood throughout her pregnancy with him and he was initiated at the age of two, together with his siblings. His grandfather told him that one day he would be a great ngombe (harp) player, and his prophecy was correct. Despite this young introduction, he didn’t understand it until he found his place in the tradition after the age of 24. Today he works closely with this powerful spirit through sculpting, building and playing the ngombe beautifully, a feeling he says no words can describe.