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Preps for Switch Roles premiere on-going

Preps for Switch Roles premiere on-going

There will be the birth of another child into the fast-growing Cameroonian movie family on June 28, 2013. The child has been named Switch Roles. Switch Roles is a movie... Read more

Ernest Kanjo Be the first to comment! 07 Jun 2013 Hits:7280 MOVIES

CFI Election: “I’m challenging Waa Musi”…

CFI Election: “I’m challenging Waa Musi” – Actor Otia Vitalis

Otia Vitalis, one of Cameroon’s leading elderly actors has said he will be challenging incumbent Waa Musi at the Cameroon Film Industry, CFI election billed for March 23 in Yaounde.... Read more

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African gospel: New single entrusts heal…

African gospel: New single entrusts health, security crisis in God’s hand

The health stalemate caused by the ravaging Ebola virus and the frightening security threat brought about by the invasion of Boko Haram are two current situations that naturally call for... Read more

Ernest Kanjo Be the first to comment! 12 Oct 2014 Hits:151740 Latest

“In music, the brain can do the trick” …

“In music, the brain can do the trick”  - Brainwork, Cameroonian world music star

“Highlife na hard work, hard work na brainwork, life na brainwork.” Ojong Raphael said this in the lingua franca, pidgin, justifying his success and perhaps Mr Brainwork, the artist name... Read more

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Women in the frame: Tribute to Camerooni…

SitabellaA young Sita-Bella, working as a pilot.To talk about the early generation of female filmmakers in Cameroon, the name Sita Bella is mentioned in the first position. She was Cameroon’s pioneer female journalist who took interest in filmmaking as well. In 1963, Sita Bella produced one of the earliest documentary films titled Tam-Tam a Paris which featured at the maiden edition of the Week of African Cinema (today known as FESPACO) six years later in 1969.{/xtypo_rounded2}{xtypo_rounded2}

 The legendary Margaret Fombe

Margaret Fombe is yet another big name in the Cameroonian female filmmaking landscape. Today the most senior female TV director, working for the State-run television, CRTV, Fombe produced documentaries as far back as the 80s. She has produced countless documentaries screened over CRTV over the years. Some popular ones include Sirri Cow, Femmes et Hommes en Milieu Rural Camerounais, Ces Gosses Qui Bossent, etc.{/xtypo_rounded2}{xtypo_rounded2}

CURRENT GENERATION

There have been a good number of female filmmakers after the Sita Bella and Margaret Fombe generation. We will try to establish few categories to which they fit and try to remember these them.{/xtypo_rounded2}{xtypo_rounded2}

 PRODUCERS

 Josephine Ndagnou: From TV hostess to filmmaker

Among the producers of the new generation, we can mention names such as Josephine Ndagnou. Formerly working as TV presenter at CRTV (presented Tam-Tam Weekend), Ta Zibi as she was easily called following her role in Gervais Mendo Ze’s Etoile de Noudie (telefilm) became one of the most popular female filmmakers when she released Paris a Tout Prix four years ago. The film fast became a hit, stormed cinema halls and grabbed several awards including one from FESPACO.{/xtypo_rounded2}{xtypo_rounded2}

 Ariana Astrid Atodji and the AMAA eye opener

While Ta Zibi made strides with Paris a Tout Prix at FESPACO, Ariana Astrid Atodji did same at the annual Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA held in Nigeria. Her film Kondi Et Le Jeudi National became the first ever Cameroonian production to grab a prize at the prestigious awards in 2011.{/xtypo_rounded2}{xtypo_rounded2}

 Naah Joyce: Short films heroine

On her part, Naah Joyce has been on the limelight for quite some time with seller productions. Perhaps what will forever remain the Yaounde-based female filmmaker’s most memorable things in her career is Rape, a short film which has bagged home countless awards. Her latest production, First Cry is making its entry into the film landscape.{/xtypo_rounded2}{xtypo_rounded2}

 Sunjo Petra’s sound film education background

She is one of the best things happening in film education in Cameroon. Petra has a sound educational background in filmmaking, having amassed a wealth of known in filmmaking from one America’s most renowned film schools. She is the producer/director of Bongfen, a short film that swept awards.{/xtypo_rounded2}{xtypo_rounded2}

 Nintai Vivian with Facts and Fun

Almost rounding off her Masters in an aspect of cinematography in the University of Yaounde I, Vivian Nintai is a well-known producer/director of short films meant for TV. She is the brain behind the Facts and Fun projects by Jedida Pictures. The said short films were screened on CRTV for quite some time.{/xtypo_rounded2}{xtypo_rounded2}

 Ayi Chatou Inoua: Destined to succeed!

Based in Yaounde, Ayi Chatou will be remembered for being one of the most daring female film producers of her time. In 2009, the UNIYAO II Law graduate flew in some of the most sought-after Nollywood actors, Emeka Ike and Tonto Dikeh. The resultant production Royal Destiny also starring Solange Yijika and directed by Neba Lawrence became a sellout.{/xtypo_rounded2}{xtypo_rounded2}

 Itambi Delphine: Mistress of the camera

She normally had been quite involved in filmmaking, but it was the release of A Woman’s World, her maiden production that shot Delphine Itambi to the elitist ranks. She has always yearned to know more, reason why the Buea-based female filmmaker opted to go for further film studies in Dubai where she was enrolled in an American film institute. Earlier, Itambi made a few trips including to Tanzania where she shared experiences with colleagues from other countries. She just returned to Cameroon after several months away and will surely be coming up with yet another hit.{/xtypo_rounded2}{xtypo_rounded2}

 Ngassa Nina: Youngest producer with unbroken record

In 2011, Ngassa Nina, then putting up in Buea (recently moved to Yaounde) created a yet-to-be beaten record by producing a feature film in just three weeks. Vanity Fair, directed by Neba Lawrence was a well admired piece. It won the CAMAG fatest production awards in May 2011 in Yaounde.{/xtypo_rounded2}{xtypo_rounded2}

Quiniva Dinga; Daring as well

Limbe-based female producer Quiniva Dinga is making her debut into the seventh art, yet she is doing good. Her movie, Caught Within is at the verge of being released. She promises to get to the apex of the art/business.{/xtypo_rounded2}{xtypo_rounded2}

 THE ACTORS

Some of the most competitive actors in thee Cameroonian film industry have been women.

 Solange Yijika: Most sought-after

She came on board in 2005 and soon became the female actor every producer wants to have in their movie. Solange, a talented match has featured in some of the best-selling productions – Royal Destiny starring Emeka Ike and tonto Dikeh, Land of shadows starring Jim Iyke, Great Pain, Trials of Passion II, Troubled Kingdom (yet to be released), etc.{/xtypo_rounded2}

 Quinta Eyong aka Mama Queen: Queen of her art

She is easily assessed to be one of the best-selling female actors. She has featured in virtually all the biggest productions in the country including Royal Destiny, Before the Sunrise, The Blues Kingdom, Land of Shadows and Nexus. Quinta lives in Mamfe.

 Madaleine Agbor (Mama Meg): Making great strides

Buea-based Mama Meg as the civil society activist is affectionately called is a female actress of high repute. Her mastery of the Queen’s language puts her at the top. Watch her in The Blues Kingdom, Land of Shadows, just to name these.

 MUST-WATCH FEMALE ACTORS

These are female actors who are extra-ordinarily talented and need to be watched. Their featuring have given movies the artistic coloration they deserve. The list in inexhaustible – Ruth Nkweti (ZAFAA 2011 nominee), Rita Zembe (2009 ACE Awards laureate), Ebot Vera, Fri Louisa, Maureen Abia, Nchin Mabel, Awubang Perine, Dinga Noella, etc.

THOSE CAMEROONIANS WITH NOLLYWOOD EXPERIENCE

This group is made up of Cameroonian female actors who have performed in Nollywood movies. Sylvie Mbuta leads this chart. Currently in the USA, Syl Anim as she would love to be called has featured in several Nigerian films including Mamush , Saving Sarah, Broken Edge, Last picnic, The Mistress, Jardon, Mask of death, The wrong woman, Without sham, Cyberia and My Mum and I. Other Cameroonian female actresses with Nollywood experience include Inorie Fotso, Tita Matilda and Yuh Solange.

THE USA MOVIE QUEENS

It’s certain there is a crop of talented Cameroonian female actress making great inroads of late. They are fast winning the admiration of movies lovers in Cameroon and throughout Africa. Taka Tanni, Trina Takoh and Mairo Sanda are now household names.

Happy women’s day the girls!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

During this period of the year, news publications have the applauded habit of saluting women who have delved into daring ventures and made it. They do this by writing stories... Read more

Ernest Kanjo Comments(1) 08 Mar 2012 Hits:6509 Latest

Elchic Echondong: Rediscovering a missin…

Elchic Echondong: Rediscovering a missing hero

Many people have been worried and for a disturbingly long time about the whereabouts of the author of Amumba. Where has Elchic Echondong been? What has become of him? What... Read more

Ernest Kanjo Comments(1) 26 Jul 2011 Hits:6363 STAR CORNER

“No more discrimination against Cameroo…

 “No more discrimination against Cameroonian actors on mixed-casts sets!”  -        Terence N. Limona, NAGCAM-USA President

Dust is yet to settle on the February 28, 2015 polls that brought on board some fresh people to henceforth pilot the affairs of the National Actors’ Guild of... Read more

Ernest Kanjo Be the first to comment! 03 Mar 2015 Hits:6626 MOVIES

Editors Pick: JayJay - Zangalewa

Editors Pick: JayJay - Zangalewa

Varsity Music Group and aMusic Entertainment presented JayJay earlier this year with the release of his debut single Zangalewa but an audio is sometimes not enough for viewers and fans... Read more

TTS Be the first to comment! 23 Sep 2013 Hits:11353 Latest

BAAM to bounce with new album

BAAM to bounce with new album

All roads will lead to Buea on 17 April 2010. Blessed are those who will be there. For, they shall see the wonders of BAAM. BAAM, the Cameroonian group that... Read more

Ernest Kanjo Be the first to comment! 02 Apr 2010 Hits:85512 Music Stars

Music:Mr Fix It makes It To Music

Music:Mr Fix It makes It To Music

Apart from Hosting Concerts, Red carpet events, Interviews, Photo shoots etc Sama Ndango – Mr Fix It Is gradually fixing his entry into the musical scene with an exquisite... Read more

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Prosper Menko propels Jesus in new singl…

Prosper Menko propels Jesus in new single

Prosper Menko is true to his art. He so loves his music time and puts it his all to make it fruitful. That explains why every piece of work he... Read more

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Missy BK goes philanthropic, creates fou…

Missy BK goes philanthropic, creates foundation

  She might not have emerged from a so-well-to-do background, yet Cameroonian Afro-pop singer Missy BK never lacked to a beggarly extent. However, she learned that sharing with those who... Read more

Ernest Kanjo Be the first to comment! 20 Dec 2014 Hits:5907 MOVIES

STANLEY ENOW STRIKES GOLD AT THE MAMAS!

STANLEY ENOW STRIKES GOLD AT THE MAMAS!

It was a star studded affair at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2014 in Durban, South Africa last Saturday as many tuned in to watch their favourite stars representing... Read more

TTS Be the first to comment! 11 Jun 2014 Hits:5133 STAR CORNER

JOVI IS BACK WITH ‘MUKWATTA’

JOVI IS BACK WITH ‘MUKWATTA’

JOVI, the Cameroonian artist with many talents is back on the music scene with his latest single titled ‘Mukwatta’. After his much acclaimed ‘HIV’ album, the performer of hits like... Read more

TTS Be the first to comment! 09 Jul 2013 Hits:4401 Latest

Gospel: Sis Favour favoured with maiden …

Gospel: Sis Favour favoured with maiden album

Fans of gospel music worldwide will soon start getting used to a new name – Sister Favour Grace Nganje. Initially known and appraised only within Church or community circles, the... Read more

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Ifaanas' Jotter

Ifaanas' Jotter

  Rita knows how much I hate dying minute invitations but she keeps sending them. Someone invites you for a party as though they wanted to send off an extra invitation... Read more

Ifaana Qualar Be the first to comment! 03 Aug 2016 Hits:29879 Latest

New book subscribes to charity

New book subscribes to charity

Books, especially the ones whose stories address topical life's challenges, are only said to be successful, if their intended impact is felt. There is no other comforting satisfaction authors of... Read more

Ernest Kanjo Be the first to comment! 21 Jan 2018 Hits:7360 Latest

Restore order, get back to us – gov’t of…

Restore order, get back to us – gov’t officials tell filmmakers

Cameroonians who practice the craft of filmmaking have been enjoined to restore order in their ‘house’ and present themselves as an organized group. It is only by doing so,... Read more

Ernest Kanjo Be the first to comment! 30 Mar 2015 Hits:5694 MOVIES

Winning would be nice, but we humbly app…

Winning would be nice, but we humbly appreciate the nominations -	Victor Viyuoh, director/producer of AMAA-nominated Ninah’s Dowry

Much ink has flown since Victor Viyuoh’s Ninah’s Dowry saw the light of day. In an almost rare case, a Cameroonian movie has had an extraordinarily impressive journey, leaving no... Read more

Ernest Kanjo Be the first to comment! 18 Apr 2013 Hits:23587 MOVIES

Call her Leonette ! A new star is born

Call her Leonette ! A new star is born

Ernest Kanjo (USA) - Even in the ecstasy of a hot bowl of fufu corn and khati khati (a traditional delicacy of the people of Kom in the North West... Read more

Ernest Kanjo Be the first to comment! 28 Jun 2015 Hits:120749 INTERVIEWS



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