Azah Melvine’s role in Rebel Pilgrim got her the award of Best Cameroonian Actress at the 22nd edition of the Ecrans Noirs Festival.
Originally from northwestern Cameroon, Azah Melvine was trained as an actress at RUPHINAS HOUSE OF FAME in Bamenda. The Actress at once stated that her priority as an artist was “to impact lives with art and all possible means”.
Azah Melvine took her first steps in theater acts before embracing film in 2013. Four years later, she was nominated in the category of best supporting actress for her play in the film “NDONNE” at the CAMEROON ACADEMY FILM AWARDS in London as well as in the best female hope category at the RED FEATHER AWARDS.
At the age of 20, she already has about ten films, including “REBEL PILGRIM” by Paul Samba and Chinepoh Cosson (2017), “NDONNE” by Naya Ruphinas (2016), and “ZIG ZAG”. , “WAIN WI” and “THE BEAST”. Below, a compilation of her talents in a video.
But it is for her role in “REBEL PILGRIM”, in which she interprets Leyonga, a 17-year-old girl whose father wants to marry to his old friend to be able to pay the bride price of his fourth wife, that she gets her most prestigious prize, that of the best Cameroonian actress at the Ecrans Noirs edition 2018.