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!
After a remarkable teasing and awareness campaign on social media, it is now clear that the UJAMS (Une Journee Avec Ma Star) Freestyle Party organized by media and communications agency J and R Concepts, will take place on Friday 30, November 2018. And the ISMA Campus Bonamoussadi, Douala will grace this event.
According to the organizers of this event, hashtags like #November30th and #WeGoKnow that went viral on social networks were ever related to any other purpose other than entertainment communication.
About UJAMS Freestyle Party
UJAMS is an entertainment platform built for all young Cameroonians with the aim of entertaining them and promoting strictly Cameroonian talent. Certainly, this explains why the organizers of this hit event announced editions in Douala, Limbe, Bafoussam, Yaoundé and a special edition in Douala. The event, according to its organizers, also marks the launch of their website: www.ujams237.com in a bid to promote Cameroonian music and artists.
The UJAMS Freestyle Party consists of events meant to get fans to catch fun with their idols. According to the CEO of J&R Concepts Nvenakeng Junior, “it will enable up to 2000 fans to party with about 50 Cameroonian celebrities.”
Choice of artists
The invited artists for this remarkable event include Salatiel, Mr. Leo, Dynasty The Tiger, Ewube and Blaise B with Nabil and JJ Nshom as hosts.“The artists reflect the reality of the musical environment. Because we want the best, followers of our platform help us identify who they like. We do not make decisions ourselves because young people know better.” Nvenakeng said.
This urban edition of the UJAMS Freestyle Party will, therefore, give young people the power to vote who is better at doing freestyle during a live performance.
Where can you buy tickets?
Tickets for this event range from FCFA 3,000 and FCFA 5,000 for classic and VIP respectively and are available at all Santa Lucia agencies in Douala, all ISMA campuses in Douala and Jumia.
For all other details, you can contact +237 655-868-484/679-848410.
Make a date with the UJAMS Freestyle Party come November 30, 2018, and spend an entire day with your entertainment idols.
Like good old music, good car insurance never gets old. Mindful of this, Beneficial General has, therefore, launched a car insurance billboard campaign, featuring four of the finest male veteran music artists in Cameroon — Toto Guillaume, Dina Bell, and Epee et Koum. This very creative campaign is historic to the company. The artists and their music mark an era when the company was born 40 years ago.
About Beneficial General and car insurance in Cameroon
Since its inception, Beneficial General has dedicated itself to deliver the best insurance policies in the country. True to this goal, the company has proven through innovation to be a leading car insurance company in Cameroon. This remarkable 6 month-long project highlights the fine relation between safety on wheels and great music.
The company celebrates all its clients—old and young—through this memory lane inspired campaign. Through this campaign, the company intends to highlight the importance of a reliable car insurance policy.
The choice to buy car insurance policy depends on many factors like quick claims procedure, total coverage, easy access, etc.
Most people want an insurer who offers full coverage with benefits and is quick in addressing issues that may arise. Beneficial General has, therefore, been offering just that to its clients over the years. Such a campaign like this proves that the company is here to stay; innovating and developing new ways to reach out to their clients as well as, develop a new clientele.
The billboard’s strategic location along the airport highway is spot on! What better way to say goodbye and welcome to those leaving or entering the country than taking them on a memory lane infused with the essentials of a good car insurance policy.
Meet the power team
Toto Guillaume: It is impossible to speak of Makossa without mentioning his name because he is a key figure in the development of this musical genre, either as a guitarist, composer or a producer. His name over the years, has, therefore, come to be closely linked to four decades of Makossa history.
Some of his tracks include Mba na na é and Ngon’a Ndongo. And some famous names in Makossa like Dina Bell, Joe Mboule, Jacky Ndoumbe, Douleur amongst others, owe their success to Toto Guillaume.
Dina Bell: Famous for his music and his hat, Dina Bell is a legend with 9 albums and many other works to his credit.
Mongele m’am, ba dihani, and notably nalandi, thrilled music-lovers especially in the 70s, and his ingenuity with the piano cannot be overemphasized.
Epee et Koum: The twin brothers got Cameroonians and Makossa lovers around the world on their feet in the 90s and mid-2000s with songs like Mum’a Bobe,Matanga Mam, Pourquoi me Tromper and A Mulema.
Their identical dressing style, finesse, and originality beckon a feeling of calm, delight and brotherhood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tzy Panchak set to headline his first European Concert in Birmingham, UK…
Tzy Panchak has unarguably earned a place on the stage of Cameroonian acts pushing for international acclaim. This follows his highly successful first headline concert in the US, late last year.
According to multiple sources on social media, the singer made history after selling out his own show in Maryland, Washington, DC.
This time around he will be performing in the UK alongside Blaise B. The show is set to hold on November 10th at the AKS Banqueting & Conference suite, Aston Cross Business Park, 50 Rocky Ln, B6 5RQ. Entry fee is set at £25.
Brenda Elung was in attendance last night at the #AMVCA2018….
However Brenda Elung’s dress made quite a huge debate amongst Cameroonians last night. Probably because it wasn’t put together by a Cameroonian designer. Given that the AMVCAs come once a year, as well as it is considered the most pretigious movie awards in Africa, many expected her to represent Cameroon in every way possible. Which included her outfit! Then again we ask it is only by wearing a Cameroonian design that you can truly represent your country?
Just her presence there was already a huge step as we know just not anybody attends the AMVCAs. While some were bitter about her outfit others had nice things to say…
In your opinion was Cameroon well represented or not?
Below are some other amazing looks from last night
Number One Girl show will be closing off this season with a Ceremony at the St John’s Plaza on Saturday 14th, July…
Number One Girl is a TV Show which has been airing on Equinox TV. Calabash music brought a group of 16 girls to together with the same goal. Who will make the perfect video vixen for Wax Dey‘s single, Non Non, a trip overseas and also go home with a Cash prize of 1 Million FCFA? The Finals will take place on Saturday 14 July at St Johns Plaza in Douala. It will be a glitzy affair of glamour, music, comedy and live Reality TV that will kick off with a red carpet at 18H30, to be hosted by DcodedTV.
During the finals, The public will get a chance to live the drama of the Number One Girl House live for a final contest, and also the laureate. In the process, they were all mentored by professionals and other successful women on succeeding in show business generally. They also had the opportunity to take part in civic responsibility exercises such as a visit to a charity and social campaigns including a campaign against Rape. The aim was to prepare them for the world of show business while arming them with tools that they will need to succeed in the rough terrain. The show is broadcast on Equinoxe TV on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
The finals will be hosted by Dulafe Valery. Producer, Actress and Entrepreneur, Syndy Emade will lead a panel of judges that will help the public choose the winner. The event will also see a live band performance from artists including Wax Dey and Ko-C, while Senior Pastor is expected to lead the audience to the altar of laughter. Above all, the public will discover the new stars, the Number One Girls, up close and personal, as they reveal their personalities and talents live for the first time.
Well, we all know Tzy Panchak has a big heart and doesn’t hesitate to give back whenever the opportunity comes up. The former has reached out to orphanages as well as individuals a couple of times and we cannot help but applaud his kind gestures.
The UJAMS Freestyle party which held at Seme Beach Hotel 7th of July was graced with the presence of celebrities like Numerica, Tzy Panchak, Ko-C, Salatiel, Blaise B, Ewube, Ambe and a host of others. It was a cosy seaside event and the host, Nabil Fongod did an amazing job as he brought all these talented acts on stage and they all performed together. First went in Ko-C with Bolo, then Ewube with her latest single On Melange, Then Blaise B with Clando. Salatiel had everyone stuck together with Toi et Moi, he later set a turn-up pace with his latest single Weekend. Numerica had everybody right with Validé.Tzy Panchak had all the ladies screaming out for love with Mad for ur luv. What marked his performance was this die-hard fan who can to the front of the stage and knelt down holding Tzy’s feet. Touched by this act he took off his watch and gave this young boy. Must have been the happiest day of his life; what else can be as pleasing as getting such an expensive gift from your idol.
All in all, it was a great event as Ambe closed the show with Vitesse and La. Everyone had fun and we are all looking forward to the next edition. Well, I personally can’t wait!
One Of A Kind Entertainment (1OAK) a new record label was launched on Sunday 27th May 2018.
It was unveiled at a ceremony held at Mountain hotel on the said date and its executives shared its purpose with the audience that was present. This label as objectives to bring a wind of change in the entertainment industry by bringing to the limelight young talented individuals who find it difficult to produce their own music and also create a balance in terms of the monopoly of power withheld by other labels in this part of the country.
1OAK during the ceremony also signed its first artist by the name Dina Leonel, a young talented singer whom we believe has a bright future which clearly was spotted by the label. The former didn’t hesitate to give a performance to mark his signing though still an amateur we are looking forward to seeing tremendous changes during his stay at 1OAK.
Other upcoming artists like JOY and Meccah gave wonderful performances as well. The Delegate of Culture in the Southwest answered present as well as industry heavyweights like Rythmz-Phillbill and rapper Boy Tag. The event was hosted by CRTV journalist Njeck Sylvanus while Esther Ndutu handled the red carpet.
It was a great event and the stakeholders are on the lookout for young talents to join them and of course, build them a strong career. Watch their space as they seem to have a lot in store for us.
The movie A Good time to Divorce bags 6 awards at the Golden Movie Awards…
The Golden Movie Awards which just held last night is an award ceremony organised to recognise film makers all around Africa who are doing a great job. It held at the Hotel Ambassador Movenpick, Accra, Ghana. Cameroon was represented by movie stakeholders; AlenneMenget and SyndyEmade.
5 Cameroonian movies made it to the nomination phase and Agoodtimetodivorce was the movie of the night. Cameroon was given a standing ovation during the ceremony as Alenne and Syndy walked up to collect the Overall Golden Movie Award.
It won awards in the following categories;
Golden Art Director: ArnurinNwenubom
Golden Script writer: NkanyaNkwai
Golden Drama movie: NkanyaNkwai
Golden Director: NkanyaNkwai
Golden Actor in a Drama: AlenneMenget
Overall Golden Movie: AGoodTimeToDivorce
Other wins for the night were as follows;
Golden Makeup Artiste: NodrynEvanci (Forbidden)
Golden Costume: AwensebaAli–Akpajiak (Baabani)
Golden Short Film: Iterum (Again)
Golden Editor: BernardMakosa (10DayinSuncity)
Golden Soundtrack (Original): O.C. Ukeje (PotatoPotahto)
Golden Promising Actor:EmanSinare (Baabani)
Golden Supporting Actor (Comedy): RichardMofeDamijo (10DaysinSuncity)
Golden Supporting Actress (Comedy): JokeSilva (PotatoPotahto)
Golden Indigenous Movie (Twi/Swahili/Hausa): Baabani
Golden Cinematography: StanleeOhikhuare (Idahosa’s Trail)
Golden Editor (Video):YawKarkon–Ampomah (BeforetheVows)
Golden Supporting Actress:EbeleOkaro (What’s Within)
Golden Actress (Comedy): NanaAmaMcBrown, SikaOsei,LydiaForson (Side Chic Gang)
Golden Actress (Drama): LilianEchileon (Black Rose)
Golden Movie (Comedy-Story): RachelAdiku (SideChicGang)
Golden Documentary: OneGH (TramadolDocumentary)
Yesterday was a defining moment for the Cameroon Film Industry and certainly will go down in history. It goes a long way to show that our film makers have been putting in alot of work and efforts. Also we believe this win will attract more positive moves towards the growth of the Cameroon was represented by movie stakeholders; AlenneMenget and SyndyEmade. which may include more investors, endorsement deals, collaborations, etc.
In this light, the entire 237Xclusive team will like to heartily congratulate the winners and wish them more success in future. May this be a stepping stone to more great movies from Cameroon.