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Cameroon: Actors celebrate truce
Ernest Kanjo / Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:41

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Moma Pascal aka Bob and Vugah Samson alias Grandpa have insisted that they will take their country’s actors’ guild to exceptional heights. Both leaders of the Cameroon Actors’ Guild (CAMAG) and the National Actors’ Guild of Cameroon (NAGCAM) respectively say their wish to see the acting sector grow with actors given the respect and all what comes with the art. Bob and Grandpa were speaking on African Cocktail, (a show hosted by Ernest Kanjo on Ohio’s Afrikka Radio) on Saturday July 20, 2013. Talking live from Bamenda via phone, both actors explained that it was time they buried their differences and come together to henceforth speak with one voice. “That explains why we decided to meet some time ago for the benefit of actors and our film industry,” Moma told the radio show.

The said union which took place some weeks back is now bearing fruits with the consideration of “National Actors Guild of Cameroon, NAGCAM” as the adopted name for the country’s actors guild. According to Bob, what matters is the wellbeing of actors and not the division which could rather plunge them into more difficulties. “I’m very elated for this decision and calling on all actors to unite and rise,” the Yaounde-based film star told African Cocktail.

To Grandpa, now is the time to look ahead. “By looking ahead, I mamean we are planning to have more training to improve on our skills,” the Bamenda-based actor said.

Moma Pascal and Vugah Samson had just excused themselves from deliberations in the maiden meeting of actors to talk to African Cocktail. The meeting brought together actors from the nooks and crannies of Cameroon including movie icon Solange Yijika. Also talking to African Cocktail on the same occasion, Yijika expressed her joy for the new dispensation, insisting that the highly appreciated union was badly needed to ensure a smooth organization of the acting sector in the country. “I’m so glad it has happened and mark me, Ernest, we are ready to push this thing far,” she explained.

Also talking on the show, actress Yijika told us that she is glad to be part of the great team that has laid the foundation of the art in Cameroon. Yijika who will be celebrating her 10th anniversary in acting said preparations ahead of the event have gone underway in Cameroon. “But let me say here Ernest that it will not be a Solange Yijika affair, it is a celebration of everybody,” said the Yaounde-based movie star.

Cameroonian actors have since been clamouring for better conditions of work and from all indications, things are beginning to get better. The country is generally known to have very talented actors some of whom do movies in the diaspora. They actors’ guild is currently working on a constitution. Details in subsequent updates.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:49


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