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February
21

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art will host some of Africa’s hottest designers at “Earth Matters, Fashion Matters” a fashion show and concert at the museum Saturday, Feb. 22, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Katie Rost, a Vogue 100 model, will emcee the sold-out event. 
Global Fashion New York Inc. is producing the provocative show, which will feature eco-friendly fashions inspired by the exhibition, “Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa.” DJ Adrian Loving will set the tempo for the evening with a playlist influenced by “Earth Matters.”
Ten of Africa’s most innovative fashion designers will respond and interpret with eco-friendly fashions inspired by the “Earth Matters” exhibition: Thula Sindi from South Africa, Taibo Bacar from Mozambique, KibonenNY from Cameroon, Chouchou Lazare from Gabon, MaXhosa by Laduma fromSouth Africa, Patience Torlowei from Nigeria, Mushana from Uganda,Kenema from Sierra Leone, Abai Schulze from Ethiopia and Sindiso Khumalo from South Africa. The exhibition is on view at the museum through Sunday, Feb 23

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January
6

CIANA a.k.a Caroline Jabe Takon is a Cameroon based rap artist and singer in her early 20s who kicked off her music career as a songwriter writing for her sister who was then a chorist as well as providing her friends with songs.

By 2010, CIANA started writing and rapping to her own songs thereby enabling her to join an all male rap group called “Big Boy Game.”

Although the group did not quite last long, CIANA decided to embark on a solo project sharpening her rapping skills and building up her popularity.

In the same 2010, she caught the attention of music label Trackzone Records on which she had the opportunity to attend and perform on various music shows which included the “12-12-12” – the biggest ever showcase in Buea.

By 2013, she was signed under the Buea based record label No Hitz No Recordz where she released her first single entitled “Bangwa Sense”

Music for CIANA is an inborn passion which she responded to from a tender age by singing in a Christian choir and enjoying the calmness and liberation it gave her.

Her admiration for artists such as Beyoncé, Foxxy Brown, Phyno, MI gave her the zeal and motivation to want to pursue a music career.

MODEMAISON PR INTRODUCES CIANA… 
She gave a thrilling first performance to a large crowd last month during the Stanley Enow Orangina sponsored concert at Parcours Vita in Douala, her name is CIANA and she is the new and first ever female music artist to be signed under ModeMaison PR’s books.

CIANA real name Caroline Jabe Takon is a Buea based rap artist and singer in her 20’s currently signed under No Hitz No Recordz with an enormous talent and a unique style which is sure to make her the number one female rapper in the country.

CIANA kicked off her music career first as a songwriter before joining an all male rap group although shortlived but enabled her to embark on a solo journey. Below are 5 interesting things to know about her…

1) She loves art as well as interior/space decoration.

2) Her favourite colour is blue (check out her logo!) just like the sky!

3) Her passion for dancing was manifested wholly when she joined a hip hop dance crew.

4) Her best features are her dimples, waist and legs.

5) CIANA is currently studying Geology at the University of Buea.

Credits:
Dressed by Nakuin
MUA: Bih Youty
Styled by ModeMaison PR
Ciano logo designed by ADE.

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August
8

Rexxy’s much awaited debut single ‘Halleluja’ has finally hit the air waves. Sick Track! The Debut single is a tip of his mighty iceberg, namely the ‘Unexpected Guest’ Album Project that he is currently working on.

Rexxy Baba was almost accustomed to bringing us rap tunes, before he took his listeners by surprise, coming out strong this time around with a club banger.

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‘Halleluja’ makes you expect a gospel tune, some soothing rythm. But instead, this tune will leave you dancing its last beat. Rexxy sings about this girl who is set to take his breath away on the dance floor. Produced by ABZ, mixed and mastered by Di Jay Karl, ‘Halleluja’ might just be the next big thing in Camer. ENJOY!!!


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August
8

Doctor Sley, Africa’s Reggae Soul Messenger launches his debut album titled, ‘Inspired ’ with a free live concert and reggae party on Saturday October 12,2013, in Buea.
Come witness the unveiling of Africa’s love and peace messenger.
This album titled “Inspired” presents a unique inspiring and revolutionary message of a new kind of love, belief and hope for Africa.
Are you sick of reggae militis? Come have some dose of reggae music. Buea will be Jamaica come October 12, 2013.

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Dr Sley is a poet and prophet whose every word commands africa’s collective ear. For this reason, he is aware his fame will be perceived a threat to some quarters.
You can’t afford to miss this extraordinary revelation.


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June
4
Sonnah Awards
3-Hour Prime Time Live Broadcast Sunday December 29,2013 @ 7pm on Crtv from the heart of the  nation’s capital Hilton Hotel Yaounde.

The Academy of Cinema, Music, fashion, sport & television will unite its film, music fashion, sport, arts, television and digital media awards into one gala event with a live prime time broadcast, Sunday, December 29th, 2013 @ the Hilton Hotel Yaoundé Cameroon @ 7pm on Crtv live. A series of celebrations of Cameroon’s entertainment and screen industries leading up to the gala will include industry awards presentations and special events.

 “Following extensive industry consultation and outreach, the CAMEROON ACADEMY BOARD announces the consolidation of the cinema, music, fashion, sport , Arts and television awards into one major powerhouse show for the Cameroonian public,” says Academy Chairperson: Dr. George  King  A boagye

“The Academy’s new awards will be a true showcase of our country’s finest talent in entertainment industries in this three-hour star-studded red carpet gala,” says Cameroon Academy Awards CEO: Akim Macauley

 “The Cameroonian film, music, sport, fashion, Art , television and digital industries play a vital role in our country’s national identity and cultural heritage, and we’re proud to shine a light on them in one groundbreaking television event,” says Mr Amadou Vamouke  General manager at the CRTV

“We look forward to working alongside our partners at the SONNAH AWARDS to celebrate the Cameroonian entertainment and its cultural heritage like never before.” Says H.E AMA TUTU MUNA Minister of Arts and culture.

English and French-language films and music will continue to compete in the new award show which will now also include English-language television programs and digital awards. Read More


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April
12

It takes one great idea to change lives and a people

forever.

It takes a handful of willing, passionate and driven young people to dare take the bold step that will move their hometown from shadowed city to a global force to reckon with.

That’s what Project New Bamenda is about. It’s about passion, vision, innovation, entrepreneurship. But first of all, it’s about love. Love for a “Mother-City”. Love a region and its landscape. Love for its hospitable and hardworking people. Love for the childhood fondest memories the North West Region has marked our hearts forever.

This love has followed us in our journeys around the world, in the search for greener pastures; walking the streets of New-York and the avenues of Paris with us, up the skyscrapers of Dubai, in the fog of London and under the sun of Rabat. It has made us stronger in the adversity, moving us forward and further to the highest ladders of success, growing us from children to men, from sweethearts to women.

Now, it’s time to return and give back. It’s time to inspire, those at home and those still away; to lead the path and pave the way for others to succeed. It’s time to create opportunities for our brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, friends and strangers, to bloom, to shine, to thrive.

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March
12

With just two weeks to go till Africa”s most popular pageant is contested, there is uncertainty of the participation of young beauty queen Enjeck Josette. Last September Josette was crowned the official winner of Miss West Africa Cameroon 2012, which entitles her to compete amongst 20 other contestants from the West African region and foreign countries where the Miss West Africa Pageant was held for the title Miss West Africa International. The international pageant is scheduled for 23rd March 2013 in Praia, Cape Verde.

During the week long festivities leading up to the final event the queens have been granted the opportunity to meet the President and First Lady of Cape Verde, popularize their national culture to a mass audience on TV stations that reach out to various Portuguese speaking countries and well as international press coverage. 

Due to a near fatal accident experienced by her manager she was left stranded awaiting his return to work in order to see her through to the finals. However, in the wake of this, most of the companies and authorities stated their request for transportation coverage is too late. The pair have worked tirelessly to ensure Josette is seen through to the finals and to make Cameroon proud. 

The last resort for the team at this moment is to make a public call via the press in order to raise support. The Miss West Africa Cameroon team is making this call to all supportive Cameroonians who are willing to help contribute towards Josette”s trip to Cape Verde. In order for Josette to reach Cape Verde by the call date of 17th March 2013, her management is tasked to raise an amount

of $1400. Their call goes out to organisations, businesses, travel agencies, the general public, and to any governmental department of Cameroon.

All enquiries can be directed to Tekuh Mbacham via 00 237 771 618 64.


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February
19

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Considering an emphatic debut at Hilton hotel -Yaounde , come 29th December 2013, Cameroon Academy of movies, music , fashion,  television, and sport ( SONNAH AWARDS) is emerging as the most definitive platform to recognise, honor and applaud talent in Cameroon entertainment. Cameroon Academy Awards has a sterling objective to reward Cameroonians of great value in the spheres of music, movies, fashion, sports and television .

“”Over the last 3 decades, the leaders of Cameroon music have never taken home any high level awards but they have held it high
Now in its first edition ,Cameroon Academy Awards will continue

to applaud those who have pushed the boundaries in Cameroon movies, music, fashion, television and more; those

who have created music like never before..designed wears,acted like never before, play in sports like never before and present in journalism like never before. Let”s have a date on 29th December 2013 at Hilton Yaounde Cameroon.””


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February
13

clpIn commemoration of the Africa day on the 25th of May 2013, The Cameroon Land Of Promise Project, brings

you a day of celebration and vibrancy. Amongst the activities earmarked to mesmerize all attendees, is a new item on the menu, the CLOPP Film Festival (CCUDIFFEST). The tentative date of which is the 24/25/05/2013, time and place are still to confirmed.Research carried out in the 1990s by David Crystal, an Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor, suggested that at that time, on average, one language was falling into disuse every two weeks. He calculated that if that rate of the language death were to continue, then by the year 2100, more than 90% of the languages currently spoken in the world will have gone extinct, hence the respective cultures. (COURTESY OF WIKIPEDIA on Universal Declaration on Cultural and Diversity.) CCUDIFFEST”s  mission and objective  are to preserve and promote Cameroon culture and diversity through film. SUBMISSIONS CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:  Submissions must be sent via registered post with a tracking number. DURATION; between 10 and 30 minutes. Film makers must submit only films made by them or films which they have copyrights for or played a key role in the making

of the respective film. Films submitted that do not belong to the submitters WILL BE REJECTED. Each submission must have 2 x DVD’s (best quality, films with bad quality will be rejected.) Film makers submitting must be 18 years and older. Film makers submitting must avail themselves for possible travel arrangements, should the need arise. Films must have a standard, story structure that includes a start, middle and ending. Films must be themed around culture and diversity indigenous to Cameroon.Filmmakers are allowed a maximum of two (2) films each. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS/A paragraph synopsis of the story (Not more than 150 words.) A high resolution JPEG (size TBC) poster of respective film (OPTIONAL.) A high resolution JPEG (size TBC) picture of film maker. 2 paragraphs describing the choice of location and story. Film makers SPECIFICATIONS/4:3 and 16:9 (HD, HDV, SD, but preferably HD.)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31st March 2013……………………..(If you are not contacted by the …15th April 2013……………….., your film will automatically be entered for the next festival edition, however, it’s still no guarantee, it will be selected for screening.) ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSIONS /Okepne Ojang, 21 Wittenberg, 6 Schoongezicht, Bergbron, 1709, Johannesburg, South Africa. okepne@gmail.com” okepne@gmail.com, 27 84 5005753

Filmmakers are welcome to attend, they just have to express that in writing to the Film festival organizers, for logistics. MEDIA: For all media attending the festival, please indicate your company name and how many representatives from your company and their full names and contact details, at least two weeks in advance.

FOR MORE DETAILS: Facebook; Cameroon Land Of Promise Project or Twitter handle; @CMRpromise1


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February
8
PRINCESS JOY THE QUEENThe A-E Show –  Africa Entertainment Showis a concept to come up with a youth – oriented TV show, organized, produced and directed by Eddy the King and presented by the diva of  the African entertainment industry Princess JOY the Queen. This will be in collaboration with Clarence Hardy Mucha”s

Mama Magazine and Nexdimempire. The show will cover Cameroon and Africa. The program will be recorded around a swimming pool or a beach during the vacation period and on Saturdays during the school period. The project will be presented in a mini festival manner with stands for the sponsors and partners to expose their numerous products to the public during the event. Cameroon will be the first country to host the show and will be followed by  Nigeria. It is worth pointing out that a big registration takes place once after every 3 month. Every last week of the month, Princes JOY the Queen and her partners will make humanitarian visits to children in  orphanages with products from partners. There will also many prizes for  candidates taking part. Some of these include scholarships, school supplies and various gifts from partners. Worth noting, participants could also win a weekend hanging out  with the presenter, Princess Joy

the Queen. Those who will take part in the game of the week stand  a chance to win an IPad, a telephone, an mp3 P.S.P. Equally on the menu during this event will be fashion, a barbecue, a  swimming party, musical performances, a D.J. Show and glamourous red carpets. A-E Show”s Princess JOY the Queen and the producer Eddy the King recently traveled to Lagos where they plan to meet Flavour for an upcoming show in Cameroon.


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