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Blu Nation Announces the Launch of JAVA Fest – Just Afrovibes Annual Festival 2018

Just Afro Vibes Annual Festival (JAVA Fest) is a festival founded by Blu Nation INC, a non-stock corporation located in Houston, TX owned by a young Cameroonian entrepreneur. The festival’s primary objective is to export talent from Africans at large and in Cameroon specifically. Such talent ranges from art, acting, comedy, fashion, modeling, music, sports, entrepreneurship, beauty and more.

With an activity schedule like none other, this festival will attract consumers of various social interests. It will also assemble individuals from different cultural backgrounds and from various cities from across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa.

Blu Nation Announces the Launch of JAVA Fest - Just Afrovibes Annual Festival 2018

Just Afro Vibes Festival is a three-day festival that runs from November 16 to 18, 2018 annually. Acknowledging that entertainment and art have become a major source of income in today’s market, it aims at creating opportunities and avenues for growing talents. It also aims at creating opportunities for growing Cameroonian businesses. This is important as these businesses can benefit from direct access to consumers in markets with the highest purchasing power.

The African presence in the American entertainment and fashion spheres is growing significantly. This is especially true as more people gain significant interest in the African culture.

Our purpose at JAVA Fest

JAVA Fest aims to give a fair opportunity to deserving African talent, especially Cameroonian talent in avenues where the world would normally overlook these talents due to the massive presence of West African and South African acts. JAVA Fest acknowledges that vacuum and aims at giving a fair opportunity to deserving acts from under-promoted markets, especially Cameroon.

Blu Nation Announces the Launch of JAVA Fest - Just Afrovibes Annual Festival 2018

English and French are the two most spoken languages across Africa. With these languages being Cameroon’s two official languages, Cameroon is the single most capable market in Africa to cater to both the English and French consumers across Africa due to its unique bilingual state. Also known as Africa in miniature, Cameroon has almost 230 different ethnic groups. These groups originally originate from various parts of Africa, making it the beacon of African representation across the world.

JAVA Fest aims at bringing out the voices of the silent majority who have worked very hard but have not received due recognition. And much of this is due to the current structure of the African entertainment market. The goal is to reverse the disadvantage and provide a platform for celebrating and uplifting deserving acts. 

Line up

This year’s edition will see performances from A-List Cameroonian Artists like Tzy Panchak, Locko, Stanley Enow, Numerica, Coco Argentee, Koppo, and many others.

We would also have performances from US-based artists such as Fizzo Rap, Chapozee, Rahim Alpha, Eddy Bee, Firesola and lots of other exciting artists. Movie stakeholders; Syndy Emade, Agbor Gilbert, Alenne Menget, Fashion designers; Lima T. Jasino, EB Kreations, Connaisseur Paris, Stanlion, Louis Fame, Comedians like Oboy Da Comic, Moustik Le karismatik, Media Stakeholders; Nene Jimla, Myra Nangeh, Eliane Achu, Pamela Happi just to name a few, will be part of this exciting event.

The JAVA Festival is not an event you would want to miss. Its exciting schedule constitutes live performances, beauty conferences, movie premieres, stand up comedy, soccer games and loads of exciting activities.

To get tickets for this event or for more info about this exciting event, visit www.javafest.org.

The law promoting Bilingualism in Cameroon now exists!

This is an extraordinary step forward and a chance for all Cameroonians. It is above all a concrete answer to the concerns and frustrations of Anglophones. Indeed, “The Republic of Cameroon adopts English and French as official languages ​​of equal value,” stipulates the said law in Article 1 paragraph 3.

This will gradually and surely allow all Cameroonians to become more easily bilingual. Which is an excellent thing for their future, especially their openness to the world, and that of the country in particular for a better cohesion.

To arrive in an administration and to be laughed at because one does not speak English or French is traumatic. This law is therefore fundamental in that, in addition to promoting bilingualism, for its application it has enabled the recruitment of more than 500 interpreters and translators by the government, who will be deployed in all jurisdictions that require their presence.

The law promoting Bilingualism in Cameroon now exists!

From a practical point of view, it is a law that establishes equality, because better than before, a user can be served in the language of his choice by the administration. There will be more rigor in improving the promotion of bilingualism in public institutions, the private sector and civil society in the country.

In addition, section 17 of the Act provides that press articles, and other institutional communication documents, must be produced and made available in both official languages.

237Review: Elian Achu Reviews #SavingMbangoTheMovie

Saving Mbango revolves around the titular character (Godisz Fungwa), an ambitious young man caught up in a dysfunctional family

Directed By: Nkanya Nkwai
Producer: Stephanie E. Tum
Main Cast: Godisz Fungwa, Onyama Laura, MacDonald Libota, Stephanie Tum, Malvis Ann Mohvu, Einstein Young Jr, Ralph Obi Tambe, Ngonga Elizabeth and Otia Vitalis.
Release Date: November 29th, 2019
Genre: Drama/Romance

Saving Mbango revolves around the titular character (Godisz Fungwa), an ambitious young man caught up in a dysfunctional family who constantly get in the way of his dreams and ambitions. The only snag is that he falls in love with a village girl Mbango (Onyama Laura) who almost everyone considers an outcast. John quickly realises his problems are secondary to Mbango’s and his overbearing family stands in the way of this love.  John is therefore torn between acceptance by his family and his almost ‘impossible’ love for Mbango.

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There has been a lot of hype about Saving Mbango both pre and post production and  especially during the promo for the grand premiere of the movie in Douala which was proudly sponsored by Orange Cameroon and now I see why. The movie was indeed a mighty fine one. What particularly endeared me was the simple and basic plot which was easy to follow and not overly complicated.

Shot in Mondoni village, the storytelling was decent and appealing and was brought to life by some really good acting especially that of Godisz and Laura. Their character was so relatable that after a while, you start seeing them as John and Mbango rather than Godisz and Laura. Laura’s innocence and pure nature were charming and really cute and that swayed the audience to her side. I was also impressed with the characters of Stephanie Tum and Solange Ojong who went completely 360° anti-clockwise from their usual selves to fit into these roles perfectly.

Other than the acting I must specifically note that the technical aspects of the movie making were top notch. The colouring was marvellous and the camera work was superb. I especially liked the way they transited between scenes. Another commendable aspect was the soundtrack – they used really appropriate cameroonian rhythms which aided with the overall feel of the scenes.

The plot twist at the end was really a move to be commended. I’m really proud of this movie because of its simplicity and cultural fitting for local and international audiences and I do recommend it to everyone especially the Cameroonian film doubters. Saving Mbango is scheduled to stream in Canal Olympia cinemas all over Central Africa starting with those in Yaoundé and Douala.

Watch it’s trailer below.

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It’s the Newest Hot Spot in Douala! The Grand Opening of Top Rank Plaza Restaurant, Lounge & Bar | Friday, November 8th

There is a new hot spot in Douala! The perfect place for a hang out to have a chill time  in a serene environment. Its the grand opening of Top Rank Plaza, restaurant, lounge &  bar. Situated in Bonaberi precisely at Ancien route- St Bernard entrance.

Go prepared to have a swell time, come with your dancing shoes because they are taking you on a ride!

 

Brand New: Jeeno – Yo Yo (Official video)

Cameroonian Dancehall artiste, Jeeno is out with a New Video | Watch “Yo Yo” on 237Xclusive

Cameroonian Dancehall artiste, Jeeno is out with a New Video | Watch “Yo Yo” on 237Xclusive

After the release of the single Better Woman, Bastar Music presents Jeeno in another banger titled Yo Yo . An upbeat tempo dancehall tune that will keep you on your feet dancing.

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Produced by Prod. By Feke & Vincincho and directed by Mosima P Sontin. Enjoy and do not forget to let us know what you think in the comment section.

Brand New: T’neeya – Joli (Official video)

T’neeya dishes out a new video for her single titled Joli.

Tneeya is back with another banger titled Joli…

Music videos are an important tool in the arsenal of any artiste. They provide another avenue to express the meanings behind any song. T’neeya dishes out a new video for her single titled Joli.

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Joli produced by Kel P and visualised by David Nicol-Sey, is music blend of afrobeats and soul. Watch and enjoy a unique style of music.

Brand New: Gomez – ça ne vas pas (Official video)

We all know Romeo died for love yeah, guess who just attempted to take his life again for love?

Woman palava gone wrong! Gomez takes his life as a result of a heart break…

We all know Romeo died for love yeah, guess who just attempted to take his life again for love? Our very own lion cub, Gomez. Did we scare you? hahaha, sorry about that. It was just a video simulation. Quite intriguing I must say…

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This Salatiel-Tilish co-produced single titled ça ne vas pas, depicts the regular feeling one gets when heart broken; lack of sleep, appetit or motivation. It feels like life is at a stand still and one is close to depression if not in it already. The question we ask ourselves is, is it worth it? Is a heart break worth a life? Kindly share your thoughts in the comment section.

Creativily brought to life by the CPE crew, watch and enjoy this beautiful piece.

Huawei unveils Mate 30 & Mate 30 Pro: Google Andriod OS

Huawei has launched its Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. These are the first phones affected by the US-China trade war, a major smartphone which does not have access to Google apps. Google outlined earlier this year that, under US restrictions on trade with China, Huawei would not be able to host Google services. While the famed search engine will be intact, there will be no Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube and no Google Play Store usually available to users when they buy a new phone, apps like SnapChat, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix and more.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, said: “The era of 5G is an opportunity to re-think smartphone technology and the Huawei Mate 30 series is the ultimate expression of what’s possible. It’s the best for global 5G connectivity.”

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Yu showed a 5G speed test where the Mate 30 Pro was 50 per cent faster than Samsung’s competing Note 10 5G phone. He also used graphics showing the Mate 30 downloading an HD movie 80 per cent faster than a 4G phone.
Huawei says it still prefers to work with Google and the Android operating system though the loss of Google services makes no difference to the millions of Chinese consumers who regularly snap up Huawei smartphones but who have little or no access to Google Play Store anyway because of Chinese internet restrictions.

Huawei is developing its own operating system internationally. Called Harmony OS, it is not yet ready to power a global smartphone ecosystem. It will initially only power devices like smart TVs, smart screens, smart watches, in-vehicle systems and smart speakers.

But it is a platform which, in time, will allow developers to build the apps which lace together the complex developer ecosystem vital for smartphones. In other words, Huawei – second largest smartphone maker in the world – has taken the first steps towards creating an alternative platform to Android.

Android is open source technology – meaning anyone can use it – but Huawei is developing Harmony just in case that too is denied.

Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro can make use of a process known as “side loading” – the ability for the user to download apps missing because of the loss of Google services. With a relatively simple (if previously little known) process, phone owners can go to APK sites (Android Package Kit file format, as used by Google’s system). They can download the desired apps, thus sidestepping the ban created by the trade war.

For now, however, the big challenge facing the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro is how the average user will cope with this extra process. The phone itself has been designed to attract, with eye-catching colours and a big screen with a sleek body which Yu says makes it feel compact. It is available in 4G and 5G versions, which Apple’s new iPhone 11 isn’t.

Source: www.houseofaceonline.com

Stanley Enow together with the Kadji Foundation share love with Internally Displaced persons

It was in high spirits that prolific Cameroonian artist, Stanley Enow together with the Kadji Foundation paid a visit to the camp in Bonaberi, Douala, where Internal Displaced Persons have been residing.

Stanley who seems to have a busy schedule due to the preparations building up towards his album release, squeezes out time to share a moment of joy with his brothers and sisters who have been gravely affected by the on going crisis in the anglophone region of Cameroon.

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He spent the day interacting, encouraging, singing but most importantly sharing love with the IDPs. Stanley did not hesitate to give out words of encouragement to them during this encounter. It is good to know that we have celebrities who not only understand humanity but also understand the importance of connecting with it. This event was put together by Carlton Smile Charity Organisation together with Cameroonian blogger and philanthropist, Henriette Nshan. Their joint effort enabled 30 kids go back to school.

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As the pressure builts up, we patiently await the release of his next studio album; Stanley Vs Enow.

Meanwhile you can follow him on Social Media to keep up with everything Stanley!

Facebook: Stanley Enow Official

Instagram : @stanleyenow

Twitter: @StanleyEnow

Download: Falz – Loving (Official video)

Nigerian artist, Falz releases a new single titled Loving. Made available for download and streaming, the track is a follow up to his record and visual for Alakori featuring Dice Ailes.
Directed by the talent Dammy Twitch, this video is worth every second!

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The new mid-tempo served joint was produced by Yung Willis.

Listen and download below.

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Brand New: Malaikah – Complaining

Men men men… First she was falling for them, then she let them go, now we know they are always complaining…that’s the story of the Malawian born, Zimbabwe raised, U.K. based songstress who goes by the name Malaikah.
In 2017, Malaikah released her 1st single called Falling for you, in which she talks about challenging  gender stereotypes. In 2018, she released a 2nd single titled Let you go, a song that encourages listeners to have the strength to break free from toxic relationships that hold them back.

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Complaining is about relationships in general where one person feels like they are giving a hundred percent while the other shows no appreciation but instead just complains about everything. It’s things that happen on a daily basis in relationships and something that most of us have encountered. It’s telling us that even though relationships are never perfect, we should still work hard and try to fix the differences if the 2 people are willing to, and work things out.

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