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CFI-USA: Newfound bond wins wide attenti…

CFI-USA: Newfound bond wins wide attention

There has been a torrential pour of reactions from members of the Cameroonian film sector and observers after what has generally been termed a successfully organized and impressively attended... Read more

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Merlisa Determined on Film set in Camero…

Merlisa Determined on Film set in Cameroon

As we write, Merlisa Determined, the USA-Nollywood actress starring in Pink Poison Reloaded is being ferried to Limbe, from the Douala International Airport where she landed a couple of... Read more

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Recognition: Yaounde sets decor for maid…

Recognition: Yaounde sets decor for maiden Academy Awards

Yaounde, Cameroon's capital is usually so eventful in December. You may never afford to miss visiting the city after a December experience of Yaounde. But this December, Yaounde will... Read more

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ZAFAA 2012: More nominations for Cameroo…

ZAFAA 2012: More nominations for Cameroon

Cameroon has now become a habitual participating country in one of Africa’s most prestigious film awards taking place in the diaspora annually – the Zulu African Film and Academy Awards... Read more

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Belgium: Evangelist continues mission i…

 Belgium: Evangelist continues mission in new gospel Single

God's time is the best. Music might have been the channel through which he is designated to evangelize, but it had to come at God’s appointed time. That time, certainly,... Read more

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Rap Waves: Naomi Achu checks in with exp…

Rap Waves: Naomi Achu checks in with explosive single

One thing is clear – Cameroon now breeds more hyper talented music performers than one can imagine. Another thing – the country’s young people seem to possess the command baton... Read more

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UK-based beauty queen is Miss Cameroon

UK-based beauty queen is Miss Cameroon

The next 12 months may be some of the most challenges in the life of the 24-year-old beauty queen, but  Jessica Lydie Ngoua will equally be breathing sweet air that... 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

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ACTORS' GUILD - ON WAY TO CREATION

ACTORS' GUILD - ON WAY TO CREATION

An Actors’ Guild for Cameroon (AGC) that has been in gestation for some time now may soon see the light of day. Preparations are rolling on towards its final kick-off.... Read more

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Fresh: Naomi Achu’s It’s My Life video o…

Fresh: Naomi Achu’s It’s My Life video out today

Many are urban music lovers who have hardly had a stable mind, waiting for the release of the video of Naomi Achu’s latest single, since the song went public... Read more

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Pink Poison Reloaded in studio

Pink Poison Reloaded in studio

There is rising anxiety as Cameroonian movie fans await the eventual release of Pink Poison Reloaded, recently shot. Reports say the movie is undergoing post-production in a Nigerian film studio.... Read more

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Giant leap: Merlisa Determined becomes …

 Giant leap: Merlisa Determined becomes UN Ambassador  “I’m poised to empower women and girls more”  -       Her Excellency Merlisa Dertemined Langellier, diplomat

Cloned with inert passion for movie acting, Merlisa Determined has unstoppably been determined to contribute enormously in putting a much-needed smile on the faces of less privileged girls and... Read more

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Film making: Cameroon , Nigeria Chart Wa…

Film making: Cameroon , Nigeria Chart Way Forward  -     T eco Benson in Bamenda

It is now clear that the film industry in Cameroon is making great strides. Stakeholders have not been sleeping. They have been meeting in several forums to chart a way... Read more

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48 HOURS TRAILER OFFICIALLY RELEASED - P…

48 HOURS TRAILER OFFICIALLY RELEASED - PRODUCER SPEAKS TO TIPTOPSTARS     “Out-of-the-box thinking is my hallmark in movie production”  -Desarray Ay, producer of upcoming 48 Hours

Desarray Ay is one movie faithful who lives with the constant dream of giving the sector a completely different look. To her, pricking the minds of the audience at all... Read more

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CEA: Artists confirm their participation

CEA: Artists confirm their participation

As preparations continue ahead of the maiden edition of the Cameroon Entertainment Awards (CEA) slated for July this year, a number of popular Cameroonian and foreign artists have confirmed their... Read more

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The rise of Daphne

The rise of Daphne

“Daphne is a breath of fresh air, her voice is sultry and her vocals hug the music in an angelic way.” This declaration by Behyia Leonard, one of Cameroon’s... Read more

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“My movie mirrors life” -Nanje John, pro…

“My movie mirrors life” -Nanje John, producer of In The Closet

We purposely didn’t want to let his cat out of his bag when we first interviewed painter Nanje John on this site. He had, while dexterously rushing his brush... Read more

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Diaspora: Merlisa Determined to host top…

Diaspora: Merlisa Determined to host top-rated awards show

Merlisa Determined is a multiple award-winning actress with a household name within the American Independent films domain and African film industry in the diaspora. The Carribean American actress’ who is... Read more

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“I wasn’t an A List actress prior to sta…

“I wasn’t an A List actress prior to starring in Kiss of Death” – Cameroon’s best actress tells radio show

  The current most valuable Cameroonian actress has declared that she was far from being an ‘A Lister’ in the industry, when she was contacted to play lead character in Kiss... Read more

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Nollywood’s Dakore makes second Cameroon…

Nollywood’s Dakore makes second Cameroon coming

Nollywood superstar Dakore Egbuson is in Cameroon again! The actress is starring in Pink Poison Reloaded, an Ikechukwu Onyeka film co-produced by Agbor Gilbert (AGE Production) and Mathew Eyong and... Read more

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