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Cuisine: Anita Etta diversifies art menu
News / Latest / Ernest Kanjo
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 19:27

You might have been visiting Colleyville, Texas, for work or vacation and have never really experienced healthy cuisine. Yet, you are a non-negotiable healthy eater. Or, you may be a resident of this affluent city, situated about 3.5miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and have never really considered healthy eating. This is the time and the answer. Vitality Bowls has come to fill these gaps.

Vitality Bowls is a new restaurant in town, about to open its doors, so that healthy eating can commence. The community hub for healthy eating will officially see the light of day on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Run by Anita Etta,   a seasoned entrepreneur, Vitality Bowls is specialized in açaí bowls, a thick blend of Amazon’s antioxidant-rich açaí berry, topped with a variety of superfoods.

According to a release, sent to our newsroom, the restaurant’s menu which cuts across breakfast, lunch and dinner, will feature a variety of options, including  Energy Bowl (organic açaí, goji berries and bee pollen), Dragon Bowl (organic pitaya, coconut milk and bananas) and signature Vitality Bowl (organic açaí, strawberries and honey).

With its child-friendly menus, Vitality Bowls restaurant offers fresh juices, organic soups, panini and salads.

Worthy of note is that all açaí bowls and smoothies do not contain ingredient fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt, added sugar or artificial preservatives, giving the purest taste possible, says the management.

Vitality Bowls, also categorized as a café, is a restaurant that is affiliated to America’s Superfood. Originating from Northern California, restaurants under this banner are unique in a collection of menu items with high nutritional values and extraordinary taste. It was founded in 2011 in San Ramon, California by Roy and Tara Gilad who started the superfood café concept as a result of discovering their daughter’s severe food allergies and wanting to find safe, healthy food alternatives. Since franchising began in 2014, the brand has seen significant growth with nearly 70 cafés open and more in perspective.

Simply put, we created Vitality Bowls to be a place where health-conscious individuals can go for a nutritional meal,” said Tara Gilad, founder and owner of Vitality Bowls. Tara said further: “We believe that healthy food can be an option for fast casual food and we are excited to have Anita on board with this. We look forward to seeing her grow her business in Colleyville and sharing the Vitality Bowls message with the community.”

Meantime, Etta’s Vitality Bowls restaurant venture presents the other artistic side of the renowned gospel musician which fewer people know about. “I grew up helping my mother in our family-run health food business,” said Etta. “Vitality Bowls was a natural next step for my career and part of my lifestyle, so I’m excited to bring these healthy choices to the public.”

The executive with extensive experience in business and human resources management relations will be    on Apex 1 Radio (www.apex1radio.com)prior  to the February 2 launch of Vitality Bowls. The restaurant will be located at 5615 Colleyville Blvd, Unit 420.

For more Vitality Bowls franchise opportunities and the brand, visit http://franchise.vitalitybowls.com/ and the company website at http://vitalitybowls.com.

Shalom wins in I Don Win video
News / Latest / Ernest Kanjo
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 23:03


i don_win_shalomArguably, I Don Win, the gospel hit track authored by Shalom wins in I Don Win video, is one of the best things that happened to the genre in 2016. A gospel music admirer described the single as heart-warming piece of artistic job. “It takes an overflowing inspiration to put such a masterpiece together,” Frilyne, the said fan of Shalom’s current single had told TIPTOPSTARS. The artist had told Apex 1 Radio that such inspiration comes from the giver of life – God.

Its video, awaited with an unending appetite finally left the editing suite and is now in circulation so energetically. “That’s why we decided to describe the day the video was released as energy day,” Tarh Patrick, Shalom’s manager told us at press time. According to the music manager, the energy with which the audio version of I Don Win has ridden is the simple reason for the one that is accompanying the track’s video.

Shot in Yaounde, the headquarters of the North West region in Cameroon, the video is directed by Tabi Zama. “It took us three weeks to complete the job,” Tarh revealed. He added: “I’m totally satisfied with the quality of the video, most especially the impeccable images, I must commend the director for the great inspiration.”

I Don Win and its video come at a time gospel music has transcended into a very appealing phase, winning more and more talented young people who would rather use their giftedness in gratifying the Lord. The author of the single, known for stunning vocals and resilient passion for the art, is more than half a decade old in professional singing.

The multitalented artist rose to the limelight in 2010 when she and a dozen other singers held the jury of the Drimp Foundation 2010 Gospel Musical song competition spellbound with their voices and singing prowess. That was the door opener for Shalom who since then, has enjoyed an upward trend in her spread-the-gospel-by-singing career. Along her path, the award-winning author of I Don Win has met with golden experiences such as performing with world class colleagues in other countries on the continent including Morocco (where she spent some time) and Nigeria.

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The now seasoned minister hopes to evangelically spread the tentacles of her voice in a bid to transport the Word across the globe. Shalom and her team will be guests on ZOOM on Apex 1 Radio (www.apex1radio.com) on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 6am (Eastern Standard Time/12noon in Cameroon).


Adela Elad celebrates BD with orphans
News / Latest / Ernest Kanjo
Thursday, 27 October 2016 00:28

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Adela Elad is a movie actress who loves the seventh art with an overflowing passion. This passion is usually translated to her set performance, generally acclaimed to be appealing. Her thoughts, especially the ones expressed publicly, revolve around the filmmaking/acting. This may create the impression that the Cameroonian movie icon who is based in Limbe in the South west region of the country, has no other thing she habours in her heart. No! She definitely does. Women! The girl child! Children as a whole! Charity!
Just as concerned as she is with the movies, the actress cum producer has a heart that beats towards the direction of giving giving to a socially vulnerable class especially children who are less fortunate. These people often get relegated to the background and I strongly think they should rather be elated, the actress had told Apex 1 Radio some time ago.
It is in line with this thought that Adela created MAE Foundation, a NGO through which less privileged women and children could be supported. Since then, the actress has paid attention on orphans, making charity visits to orphanages in the process.
Perhaps, the most soul-searching of the actress charity visits is the latest, carried out at the Limbe-based Save The Children Alliance Orphanage where she celebrated her birthday with the kids on October 25. Casually, yet cutely dressed, the lead actress in University Girls who doubles as producer of the upcoming Night in The Grass Field, distributed groceries to the beneficiaries as well as shared words of comfort with the kids.
When she shared pictures of the charity visited on social media, Adela visibly felt satisfied to have spent her birthday offering love, care and comfort to people who needed it. To the actress, there is nothing as salient as life which is the uncontestable outcome of the love of God. If the haves have a better life, it is but normal that they ensure a better on as well for the have-nots.  I couldnt ask for more, she simply said.
Today considered as one of the leading actresses in her country, Adela Elad who is completely bilingual (speaks English and French fluently) has starred in several films including Bad Angel (series on CRTV), Invisible Eye, U-Turn and Envious Minds.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2016 00:37
Holidaying actress tells home-sweet-home story
News / Latest / Ernest Kanjo
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 07:35


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Home is home is certainly what hovers around the mind of India-based Cameroonian movie actress, Sherilline Queen. From all indications, she had nostalgically missed Cameroon these past years the movie queen had been in India, where she resides.

But if there is one thing Sherilline had missed more and seems to catching up with, with an unending appetite, it is her countrys film industry. She might not have been part of it upon her departure from Cameroon, but observing the home industry from far off India with its exciting expansion, the actress would surely have been quite inspired.

Now, back home for her maiden vacation, Sherilline reports that she is filling the gaps created during her absence from her country. Im catching fun like I have never done in my life, she told us. Much of it is in the midst of friends and colleagues of the film industry.

It's really amazing how the film industry in my country has grown, Sherilline, who has been shuttling between Kumba and Buea explained. To the young actress, the people, just like the movies are such a wonderful gift to Cameroon. And I have enjoyed their company maximally, she confessed.

Sharing her experience further, Sherilline picked out some colleagues she told us, have marked her stay in the country this far. One of them is the talented Adela Elad whom I admire for her calm nature and friendly attitude, she said.

Sherilline told us further: Nkanya Nkwai is a big brother I have developed much respect for. His knack for movies and willingness to contribute to knowledge on filmmaking captures me and Im glad I came across him. Valery Nchifor is another great actor I am so glad to have met.

Asked about Jeffery Epule, whom the actress on vacation, also met, Sherilline painted a positive picture of Cameroons leading movie artist. Papa K is such a great actor and nice person. He is very welcoming and I have a lot of respect for him as well, she explained.

Meantime, Sherilline is looking forward to filming while in Cameroon, having been contacted for some projects. I wouldnt want to disclose things so soon but Im on board for a few productions. Just this evening at a meeting with some prominent filmmakers, I got another proposal.

Sherilline who lives in Mumbai, speaks and performs in hindi. She has featured in Bollywood films including Chidiya Ghar Lol, a TV serial.

New mag extols Cameroonian youth
News / Latest / Ernest Kanjo
Friday, 14 October 2016 19:59



launch237magA country whose youth is not progressive in its perception of life, is entangled in the web of a serious development crisis. The height of such crisis is the delay to graduate from a job-seeking course that could stubbornly refuse to provide the pass mark that qualifies young persons to move on to the creation of opportunities. This becomes even more disturbing, when such young persons are endowed with great talents, yet depend wholly on a government that only entertains a handful at every given national opening. The danger this scenario presents could be the most dreaded thing a country would want to face, especially in the heat of competing economies.

Cameroonian youths, especially graduates from universities and other higher institutions of learning might have fitted squarely in this thesis a couple of years ago. However, today, that doesnt seem to be the case anymore. Either out of governments snail-pace approach in developing its youth or cotemporary awareness, characterized by an amazing improvement in information and communication technologies (ICTs), Cameroonian youths have developed their thinking faculty.

team237launchThe first thought that has surfaced is that of their endowment with a natural gift (whichever one each of them may have), vested in everybody. This gift, they have come to terms with, can turn an individual into a successful enterprise.

Undoubtedly, this mindset is doing the trick and that young Cameroonians are pulling mountains today, is no longer news.

It is this new dispensation that seems to leave no Cameroonian indifferent, that has definitely inspired Ngoh Dalida, herself, one of such movers and shakers. The young, yet talented media personality (broadcaster and writer) in celebrating this new movement, has brought up her thesis in a brilliant way a magazine that reports on the evolution of the youth sector, telling the success stories of young Cameroonians in various domains in the process.

#Team237Mag, the said publication, sees that light of day on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Its a 2014 dream that is coming true and I cant wait to present this beloved project to Cameroon, Dalida told TIPTOPSTARS. Mine is a generation of young people who are not only amazingly talented, but are so passionate about what they do and ready to defy all odds, in a bid to reach the apex.

Such zeal, to the Douala-based media personality who also works for Canal 2 English, is irresistible and holds her attention so firm. Celebrating these folks via a publication would not only be creating another source of inspiration, but contributing enormously to the development of the Cameroonian youth, Dalida explained.

According to the publications founder/CEO, #Team237Mag was initially conceived as a TV talk show which she and her team ran for a while last year, until sponsorship became hard to come by. We werent ready to kill the dream, so we transferred it into print and the outcome was this sumptuous quarterly that is being awaited with a lot of anxiety, said Dalida.

Against the odds of usually thin financial resources, the initiator of the project and her team have been able to settle on some of the best things that would constitute a typically admired Cameroonian magazine glossily coloured, good editing and Charlie Ndi Chia (Publisher) on board.

This is because Cameroonians have grown to extents that they would easily differentiate between good and bad quality, Dalida explained. We opted for quality work in a bid to satisfy the taste of our potential readers and thank God, the veteran Charlie Ndi Chia is on board to ensure that.

Meantime, #Team237Mag will be unveiled at a ceremony billed for Wednesday October 19, 2016 in Buea. The magazine launch event already endorsed by scores of renowned Cameroonian entertainers will be hosted by actors Jeffery Epule and Elynn Fesse Basil and promises to be a crowd-puller.

Packaged in three months by a Charlie Ndi Chia led team of fine editors, the maiden edition of #Team237Mag is printed in 20 pages at Macacos, one of Cameroons frontline printing outfits, based in Douala. When it goes into circulation, it would be affordably procured for 1,000FCFA.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 October 2016 20:33
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