An Award Ceremony held at the Chillen Media Studios, last Saturday October 29 2016, marked the climax of the ‘Go Underground’ music talent search competition organized by Buea-based record label, Chillen Muzic Entertainment.
After several weeks of competition, just five contestants were left standing as finalists, battling for the grande prize; A 3-year 10.000.000FCFA Record Deal with Chillen Muzic Entertainment, comprising Nenkai Treacy, Gerald Tekeh, Andrew Nangoh, Fritz Fusi Mutale and Zingken Asongafac.
The ceremony was presided over by the boss of Chillen Muzic Entertainment, Nkwain Etienne Chiambah and guest judge/artist, Montess.
Phase one of the event saw all five finalist each take to the stage for the very last time. The second phase was the declaration of the results.
A week before this Award Ceremony, these five remaining contestants had presented their final performances for which the public was given a week to vote for their favourite contestants, votes which eventually constituted 10marks out of a 30marks grading. The other 20marks were from the average of the marks awarded by the judges during the final performance.
According to figures from the above statistic, the results were as follows:
5th Position- Fritz Fusi Mutale (Went home with a cash prize from Chillen Muzic Ent. + prize from sponsor, Bush Market)
4th Position- Zingken Asongafac (Went home with prizes from sponsor, Bush Market)
3rd Position- Andrew Nangoh (Went home with prizes from sponsor, Bush Market)
2nd Position- Gerald Tekeh (Went home with prizes from sponsor, Bush Market)
WINNER – Nenkai Treacy (Got a 3-year Record Deal with Chillen Muzic Ent worth 10.000.000FCFA + prize from sponsor, Bush Market)
At the end of the ceremony, Chillen Muzic Ent., Nkwain E. Chiambah expressed satisfaction for the success of the entire competition and emphasized that the end of the competition was the start of the actual journey with the winner, saying he was looking forward to getting down to business.
He further urged the other four finalists to keep working towards building a career for themselves.
Excerpts Courtesy of starbillang.com
Intellectual comedian Ngwane Hansel has made an emphatic come-back into the entertainment scene. Known for his thought-provoking satire and comic posts on social media, Hansel is about to ignite a new trend on television .
He is set to launch his comedy TV show dubbed “THE HANSEL SHOW“, the maiden edition to air on CMTV Friday, October 21st. 7pm sharp.
Watch out !
Hello Nexdimers, watch the maiden edition of a brand new Television show dubbed “Discover Music ” with your eloquent and beauty-goddess JJ Nshom. The show delves into issues concerning our burgeoning music industry and exclusive interviews with artists and producers. This is definitely a mind blowing show you shouldn’t miss. Unwind yourselves by watching !
Catch up with the latest scoops about Cameroonian stars on Star Billang airing on CMTV. In this edition , Watch Steve’Slil and Mr. Leo’s latest releases, the ban on Franko’s “colle LA petite”, Xmaleya concert in Buea and more.
Ambe featured on the sophomore edition of The Miss P Show which airs on STV 2 hosted by Pam Happi. Ambe performs, delves into his career exploits and personal life. Also savour the launch of the Orange 3G network at Parcour Vita, Douala with a stunning performance by Magasco.
It’s talk show, focusing on the young generation, how they become life starters and how they can serve as role models and game changers in their communities
Its been in the making, Best Music first lady known in the diaspora as African Rihanna, has been thrilling the stages of Cameroon with breathtaking performances. The label still managed to squeeze time to do the video of her single “Party All Nyte” directed by @Didiblaise. Ewube is also one of the guest artistd at the Douala Hip Hop Festival on the 29th of December 2014. Below is the BTS ( Behind The Scenes ) featuring big names in the industry like Steveslil, Jules Nya, Boy Cheez, DJ Dertsman and many more.
Cameroon was abuzz with excitement when Zinnia won Nescafe African Revelation contest with BAAM and Mutzig star. The terrific singer drifted attention from music to being a renown TV personality. She just confided in NexDim that she is gearing to drop a new single in the weeks ahead after a long break. We caught up with her for a brief insight about the impending single;
”After the Nescafe, Mutzig Star and the ”Merci” avant-gout song/video , I paused my musical career and got into TV. I started at LTM as news anchor, reporter and animator. From there I moved to South Africa where I got the opportunity to work as a presenter with Planet Image productions, the producers of ”Good morning Africa” and ‘Weekend plus’ on Africa Magic DSTV under the patronage of Mr Wale Akinlabi. Tv had been a passion while music a lifestyle. So getting on tv, more so an international platform was like a dream come true. While presenting on ”Good morning Africa” I decided to test the waters which I must say paid off well. I landed myself a job with Africa’s number 1 and best urban music channel TRACE TV. I think it’s time to get back to my old habit which was or is a lifestyle. Music. I think the Cameroonian entertainment industry is at the edge of breaking into an unbelievable ground. Grounds that will shaken the world and cause a revelation and I don’t wanna be left out. So I’m relaunching my musical career. Talking about the song, I wouldn’t say it is something that has never been heard. I’d rather say its one of those good things that happen” – Zinnia Bemo
In a press release by the Cameroon Academy Awards, SONNAH organisers, the following were nominated for the awards event billed for the night of December 29, 2013 at the Yaounde Hilton Hotel.
The Cameroon movie industry is gradually climbing the ladder of success as professionalism is setting in. We have been amazed by the quality of movies and videos we produce lately in the industry. Cameroonian producers, directors, writers etc are taking this body to the next level by embracing professionalism and among those who are taking this great step is Agbor Obed who is the C.E.O ZUMHOO Studio Works. He has been selected to take part in the “One Fine Day Film” workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, slated for September 16th to September 29th 2013.
Before being selected for this program he has worked as a video editor and broadcaster for STV Douala and on many TV Shows, short and feature films which include “The Meet Hansel Show”, “Hom Breeze”, “Bara Extravaganza”, “Family Tussle”, “The Zumhoo’s How To Guide”, and his breakthrough short comedy film, “Cold Feet (Slack Man)”. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BJ4KaK14fA).
He applied as a director on the Workshop and was asked to send an original short comedy film of not more than 1 minute. This he wrote and directed under the multimedia production house, ZUMHOO Studio Works.
The One Fine Day Film workshops are a joint project by DW Akademie, ONE FINE DAY FILMS and GINGER INK. The project is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Film und Medienstiftung NRW, the Goethe-Institut Kenya and ARRI Film & TV Services.
Agbor Obed is the first and only Cameroonian to participate in this workshop, making it a milestone achievement for the Entertainment Industry. He enrolls as a Film director and will receive training in that capacity.