Chief Tabetando was born on the 29th of October 1950 in Bachou-Ntai, Manyu Division, South West region of Cameroon. Nfor Tabetando is a qualified Legal Practitioner who is the head of a Law Firm named and styled Equity Chambers in Douala, Cameroon since 1975. He is the President of the South West Chiefs Conference and a chartered member of the Central Committee of the ruling CPDM party in Cameroon. He also moonlights as the Vice President of the Cameroon National Forum of Chiefs/Fons/Lamidos. He was enthroned in 1977 as the paramount ruler of the Bachuo-Ntai Kingdom, in Manyu Division of the South West Region. Nfor Tabetando is also actively involved in the oil sector. He is the Founder and Executive Chairman of EurOil Limited, an indigenous Cameroonian company engaged in oil and gas exploration since 1999. He is also Director of Bowleven plc, UK, the holding company of EurOil Limited.
He has been an Adviser to many corporate institutions like banks and national parastatals. Nfor Tabetando has undertaken many philanthropic activities among which Cameroon Concord can cite: The construction of a Catholic Church House in Bachuo-Ntai through personal funds; the construction of numerous classrooms and dormitories for the John Henry Newman Junior Seminary, Bachuo-Ntai for the formation of Catholic Priests and other academic establishments in Manyu, the construction of a residence for the Rector and Registrar of the John Henry Newman Junior Seminary of Cameroon, which is now operational.
The climax of his charitable works was when he placed his personal house at the disposal of the Roman Catholic Mission in Mamfe Town to host Reverend Sisiters. He has made many significant donations to the Diocese of Mamfe especially for the construction of the Mamfe Cathedral. He provided financial assistance towards the construction of a Community Library in the locality of Taku in Nkambe, Donga-Mantung Division, North West Region; and continues to donate scholarships and providing other forms of assistance to the under-privileged children of our society. His Royal Highness Nfor Tabetando is Patron of many cultural and religious groups, including the Manyu Elements Cultural Association and the University of Buea Choir.