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Cameroonian actress, Obama’s daughter, partner in talents project
News / Latest / Ernest Kanjo / Friday, 01 April 2016 00:44

A multidisciplinary centre for youths in Africa, created by Syndy Emade and Malia Obama will go operational this July. The Cameroonian movie actress and the elder of the Obama daughters have just made the announcement through a project statement. According to the statement, first reported on CNN and now trending on American news channels, SYNDYLIA TALENT EXPLORATION CENTER (STEC) will operate from four sub-regional headquarters – Cameroon for Central Africa, Kenya for East Africa, Ghana for West African and Tunisia for Malgrebian Africa.

STEC, Malia explained, will be equipped to offer training and career opportunities to young persons who unfortunately don’t have the means to explore their talents. “Syndy and I are looking at acting, singing, fashion designing, painting and handicraft,” America’s first daughter said on the CNN this morning. “There is no gainsaying that Africa is a nursery of talents in these areas, yet, scores of young people end up not finding their way in their areas of passion – we want to add our voices in talent exploration,” Malia went further.

STEC, according to its founders, will work in collaboration with other youth empowerment centres on the continent and arrange for youth exchange programmes between the United States and Africa. STEC-trained youths will be funded to do projects in their various domains and encouraged to become entrepreneurs in a bid to lengthen the chain of support.

But when and how was the STEC project nursed? “I had thought about something I could do as my little contribution to the development of the African youth and this came to mind,” Syndy Emade told TIPTOPSTARS' Editor when we reached her on phone from Buea, just before writing this story. “I put it in writing, but had to ponder for several months on how to get funders or a valuable partner,” she went on.

The actress cum producer explained that she wrote to the American first family with her project inclusive and left it to providence. “Behold, I got a reply from the First Lady of the United States approving the project and saying that I was going to have Malia as the project partner since she had expressed similar desires,” Emade told us. She added: “Since then, Malia and I have been talking and putting things together.”

According to the Cameroonian actress, she and the Obama’s daughter are set to change the situation of the youth in Africa and it’s just a matter of time the continent will feast over the result of their mission. “I’m talking with Malia and if everything goes as planned, Cameroon will be the first STEC sub-regional headquarters to be officially launched and that means my partner will be in Cameroon,” the producer of Rose on the Grave announced.

Emade also explained that a lot of funding organizations have bought the idea and will be reacting accordingly.

Talking to CNN, Malia Obama explained that her Cameroonian co-founder, from what she took time to observe, is a serious youth who is relentless in what she does. “Syndy’s drive is a huge asset for this project and I’m excited and proud to work with her,” she said.

Malia, 17, is the older daughter of Barack Obama, president of the United States of America whose mandate ends on January 20, 2017. She is widely known to be very jovial and good natured.

Meanwhile, Syndy Emade is a frontline Cameroonian actress with scores of films to her credit including Bad Angel, The Rumble, Chasing Tails and Different Kind of Men. She recently produced Rose on The Grave, premiered in Douala and Limbe respectively and is at the verge of starting a new project.

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Last Updated on Friday, 01 April 2016 21:20
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