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Recognition: Yaounde sets decor for maiden Academy Awards
News / Latest / Ernest Kanjo / Wednesday, 07 August 2013 23:33
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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 be exceptional. Amongst the events billed for the city is one that distinguishes itself. The Sonnah Awards, placed under the brand of the Cameroon Academy Awards is that event.

For quite some time now, the Sonnah Awards has been topical. But as December draws closer, the grandeur of the up-coming event seems to create an impact on potential guests to the Sonnah Awards and the Cameroonian entertainment family as a whole.

The décor has thus been planted and Yaounde’s Hilton Hotel is set to host the maiden edition of Sonnah Awards on Sunday, December 29, 2013. At the country’s State-run national broadcast, the Cameroon Radio and Television Corporation, CRTV, Sonnah Awards is one of those major occasional rendezvous the outfit egg-handles to ensure a tighter bond with its audience. CRTV will thus be moving its indefatigable production team from Mballa II to downtown Hilton to pick up images on red-carpet event that will be beamed live into Cameroonian homes that Sunday evening. No doubt its General Manager doesn’t mind endorsing Sonnah Awards. “The Cameroonian film, music, sport, fashion, art, television and digital industries play a vital role in our country’s national identity and cultural heritage and we’re proud to shine a light on them in one ground-breaking television event,” Amaoudou Vamoulke explained in a press release TIPTOPSTARS received from the Sonnah Foundation.

At Cameroon’s Ministry of Culture, there is excitement. Every opportunity to celebrate the country’s rich culture is golden. Little doubt culture boss Ama Tutu Muna has armed-wrapped Sonnah Awards.

Amongst Cameroonians, the talk about Sonnah is rife. “If we must turn our entertainment industry into a major attraction, we need events such as Sonnah Awards. I applaud the initiative and hope it is going to be an inspiration to many others,” Nkane Kingslow, journalist told TIPTOPSTARS. To New Jersey-based Cameroonian movie fan Sandrine Demuh, Sonnah Awards is an initiative worth encouraging. “This is just what Cameroon needs. We have come a long way and our artists need to know they matter. Congrats to the Sonnah Awards team and looking forward to watching the event,” she said.

At Camair-Co, Cameroon’s sovereign airline outfit, the sponsorship deal is sealed and both entities are looking forward to having a successful maiden edition of Sonnah Awards.

To Cameroon Academy Awards Chief Executive Officer USA-based Akim Macaulay, it is time to hand-walk his country’s talented artists to the stage and present them to the world in the most befitting style. Akim who triples as movie actor, producer and director believes a three-hour red-carpet live TV event is deserving platform for this to happen.

Meantime the first edition of Sonnah Awards has been set prizes with which to salute efforts in seven categories – movie, music, fashion, television/radio, sports, arts and hall of fame. Details could be read in accompanying press releases we are simultaneously publishing with this write-up. In a subsequent update, TIPTOPSTARS will be talking exclusively with CAA CEO Akim Macaulay.


Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:04


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