Okawa Shaznay is a young woman from Cameroon. She is a rising actress and commercial print model based in Houston, Texas. She started her acting career in Cameroon with movies like the ”Eigth Commandment” by Sarabi Pictures, her acting credits can be seen in movies such as “CAGED” featuring Desmond Elliott (in stores now-U.S and Nigeria), “Governor’s Gift” featuring JJbunny, Jim Iyke, Pascal Atumah and Tonto Dike (in stores June 2010), “Monogamy/Polygamy” featuring Van Vicker, her other upcoming movie projects include “The Other side of love” featuring Ramsey Nouah, JJ Bunny and Pascal Atumah, ”This is Houston”, “Binta” and many more. She equally participated in a stage play adaptation of “Things Fall Apart” by Professor Chinua Achebe, performed by All Africa Theatre in Houston.
Ms. Shaznay is currently representing Cameroon in the upcoming 2010 Miss Africa USA pageant as a Miss Cameroon USA finalist. Her platform is to raise awareness by focusing on providing help for disadvantaged children in Cameroon and possibly in other parts of Africa. By doing so, she supports the Keep a Child Alive foundation who supports HIV/Aids victims: – mostly children, and the Shaping Destiny Organization, an orphanage located in Batibo, in the North West province of Cameroon.
Shaping Destiny provides health and educational services to orphaned children. She plans on establishing her book drive micro project, which will provide books to benefit the children’s library at shaping destiny. To learn more about this project click this link: http://www.missafricaunitedstates.com/charities_detail.php?id=22
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