Pemba first came to Gabon in 1990 and immediately felt at home. Since returning in 1992 he never left again. Introduced to Bwiti by Mutamba in 1994, Pemba was the chief builder of the Mbanja (temple) of Ebando, and the first person to be initiated into the new sacred space. He is a proud grandfather, and two of his children were initiated in the tradition as well. In addition to chanting and dancing, his has a very important supervisory role during ceremonies.