This was followed by Yann’s participation in the “Mimbara” and “Biyeyem Ozeng” rites in 2007. Maitre Ribenga, in accordance with tradition, bestowed upon Yann the name “Mwana Maghanga,” signifying “Son of Sciences.” With this act, he entrusted Yann with the responsibility of preserving Gabon’s ancestral rites in the face of encroaching Western cultural influences. Additionally, he charged Yann with the vital mission of safeguarding iboga against the interests of international pharmaceutical enterprises.
Throughout his lifetime, Maitre Ribenga provided unwavering moral and intellectual support to Yann. In return, Yann consistently kept him informed about the progress and endeavors of Blessings Of The Forest.