The Cameroonian Prime Minister, Philémon Yang, launched on the 14 June 2016 on the campus of the Yaoundé I University, the first Canal Olympia cinema and performance hall built on the African continent. This cultural space is the work of the Vivendi group, owned by French industrialist Vincent Bolloré.
The Canal Olympia performance hall of Yaoundé, which should be duplicated in the city of Douala before the end of this year, as we were able to learn from credible sources, will help in among things projecting films, organising concerts by local and international artists and serving as a stage for stand-up comedians.
Built in two months by the Cameroonian company Kalfrelec, this cinema and performance hall in which the Vivendi group invested approximately FCfa 2.5 billion, according to our sources, is fully powered by solar energy. This energy is captured through 720 m2 of solar panels, then stocked through Lithium Metal Polymer (LMP) batteries developed as part of the Bolloré Blue Solutions programme; which already enabled three electric buses to transport students on the campus of the Yaoundé I University since May 2014. This is a great addition to the Entertainment industry in Cameroon and Africa at large. We hope our fellow entertainers make proper use of it.
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