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March
10

Nexdim met up with Cameroon’s multi talented actor, script writer, film maker, writer at the African Bulletin http://www.mediablackberry.com/index.php?oid=12577  Kang Quintus Nang online and decided to do nothing other than using that wisely so our Nexdimers could be entertained with an exclusive one on one interview session to help discover our Kamer born stars anytime, anywhere. It is worthy of notice that Kang Quintus just grabbed a nomination in the Cameroon Entertainment Award for best actor in a leading role in the movie ‘Strength of Cha Cha’.

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Nexdim: Hello Quin

Quin: Hello Sarah

Nexdim: In some few words how would you describe yourself?

Quin: Well before that I must say you guys at Nexdim are doing a very great job. Back to myself now am a film maker, I produce and direct movies and act too most of the time. I studied in the University of Buea then I did an M.A programme in Development Policy – CERIS Brussels, an MBA in the University of Antwerp and presently am studying a PhD programme.

Nexdim: From which part of Cameroon do you hail?

Quin: I hail from the North West region precisely from Wum.

Nexdim: When and how did u start your career as a filmmaker?

Quin: I got involved in film making back in 2008 when I was contacted by a very good friend Enah Johnscott (now director of Triangle of Tears), who was shooting his then movie. I did script analysis for him and  gradually I developed the passion to contribute in a way towards the advancement of the Cameroon movie industry.

Nexdim: Tell about your stay back then in Cameroon.

Quin: I got my Advanced level certificate from GHS Wum and that same year got admitted into the University of Buea, I graduated from the University of Buea with a B.Sc Accounting in 2009 and upon graduation i got admitted to study a Masters in Development policy at CERIS Brussels, then I left Cameroon.

Nexdim: Some of your works please.

Quin: In 2008 I served as the script writer of  ‘The Mad Crown  produced and directed by Enah Johnscott and in 2010 I assisted in the production of  ‘Shades’ with Titus Banyuh. 2011 I was the lead role actor and producer of  ‘The Strength of Cha Cha’, directed by Enow Florence and released that same year. As I left Cameroon, I have been the Director and Executive Producer ofCritical Point’ shot with locations in Belgium and Holland and due to be premiered in Belgium, Germany, Holland, Cameroon, the UK and the USA,will be released in April 2012 and it features Samy Diko and Ghanaian actor Samuel Ruffy Quansah. I also lead roled in the movie “Confused Bachelors”, it is  produced and directed by Simon Timah, shot with locations in Holland and Belgium and its dued to be released in June 2012.

Nexdim: What can you say about movie making in Cameroon?
Quin:I think film makers in Cameroon are beginning to make huge and explosive blockbusters. The quality of our movies are fast closing up with the Ghanians/Nigerians and handful of our movie makers are now gaining recognition in the international scene. With this, I would say, our movie industry is waxing strong. However, I think we are still short of big producers who can put in millions and shoot award winning movies.Nexdim: If you’re to tell the world who inspires you the most as far as film making is concerned, who will that be and why?Quin: Denzel  Washington is my greatest source of inspiration. In Africa, Ghanaian actor John Dumelo is the man!….. Their acting is instinctive and I love the way they get into their characters.

Nexdim: Your best movie ever watched so far.
Quin:Prison Break!
Nexdim: What about this movie that makes it your best?Quin: It is a movie that keeps you stock on your seat…. when you start watching it, time flies without you noticing…..The end of an episode keeps your wanting for the next…. i love it!
Nexdim: What do you like eating most?
Quin: Fufu and Eru 🙂
Nexdim: That would be all thanks for your time.
Quin: You welcome, thanks for the interview and I must say you guys are doing a very wonderful job keep it up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i graduated with a M.A in Development Policy from CERIS in 2010 and got admitted for an MBA specialization in Accounting at the University of Antwerp Belgium that same year graduated at the University of Antwerp in september 2011, and gain admission into a PhD in accounting immidiately so i now study a PhD

 

 


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February
25

 

Nexdim Empire caught up with the CEO of Ngwana Films Production, Eddie Goffi Ngwana in his studio at Krammar Avenue in Kumba and decided to help you discover him just after the release of his new traditional movie ‘The Beadsmaker’. Actually, we had to discover Eddie is a camera person, does video production,takes care of lightings and is also a film maker.

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Nexdim: Hello

Eddie: Hello

Nexdim: So tell the world about yourself

ED: Well, talking about me I come from a royal family- the Ngwana’s family. My name is Edmund Goffi Nwana but i like to be called Eddie Goffi.

Nexdim: What is NFP (Ngwana films production) all about?

Eddie: NFP started 9years ago that’s in 2003, I had the drive to start something like a production house and actually I had my very first in 2007 titled ‘Venerated Tradition’. The movie was written by me and right now it is an African Magic production since it was bought. And the one thing I so very much enjoyed about the movie is that it got me two very special awards- Best Costume and Best Locations in the ‘La Nuit de Court Metrage’ award ceremony and Best Actress and Best Costume too in Ace Award that took place at Palais des congres Yaounde.

Nexdim: Some of your works please

Eddie: I have a serial production which came after Venerated Tradition in 2010, it is called ‘Yanore N’a Ngwe’ meaning ‘Son of the lion’. I also have ‘Bloody Chase’ and the newly released ‘Beadsmaker’ which will be launched officially next week.

Nexdim: If you were to tell who in the movie industry inspires you most starting from Cameroon, Africa and the world, who will it be?

Eddie: In Cameroon I’d say Agbor Gilbert (Befor the Sun Rise), in Africa- Teco Benson, chidi Chikere and Emeka Ike and in the world – Peter D Marshal and Stephen Spilberg.

Nexdim: How can you assess the industry in Cameroon?

Eddie:   Cameroon comes third after Nigeria and Ghana. We have some very hardworking film makers am talking about people like  Agbor Steve, Neba Lawrence, penjo,musing Deric and many more. In no time we will stand the best of time, i mean with our virgin stories we are sure to, remember we are talking of a country with about 251 tribes and the ore the tribes, the more stories we have to tell.

Nexdim: What do you think can be done to ameliorate or make a positive change in the industry?

Eddie:   First is sponsorship and the second is the training of our actors and entire crew, then we need enough collaboration and determination amongst ourselves. They should be committed to their commitment because all these things are very essential and i make sure myself that they are put into practice in my production house.

Nexdim: Are you married?

Eddie: No, most of my girls run away from me as aresult of the nature of my work.

Nexdim: What do you like eating most?

Eddie: Corn fufu and kati kati

Nexdim: Twas nice talking to you

Eddie: Same here the pleasure is all mine.

 


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February
23

Nexdim: Hello Mr. Oneke John

 OJ: Hello Miss Nexdim

Nexdim: Nexdim learnt you are the president of CUMA, what is CUMA all about?

OJ: CUMA is the acronym of  Cameroonian Urban Music Association, which is the voice of Cameroon’s urban music industry. It is a member-driven, not-for-profit making organization dedicated to building the domestic and international profile of Cameroonian urban musicians*. CUMA
offers professional development workshops, networking events, showcases its members and stakeholders. By utilizing its relationships with industry and government decision makers, CUMA is also a strong and active advocate for positive, progressive and beneficial policies; policy reform and directives for Cameroon’s urban music industry.

Nexdim: Prior to CUMA magazine,what other CUMA outlets existed?

OJ: Well prior to the CUMA AWARDS MAGAZINE we had very few relative outlets, that’s the reason why we started by organizing standard events in a bid to have
quality content in this first edition. We have realized a series of VERY successful events attended by the ‘who is who’ in the Cameroonian society, which
includes the CUMA Launching Ceremony, CUMA Awards 2011 and the CUMA Awards Winners Cocktail Party.

Nexdim: After the progress registered in craving the CUMA awards, you’ve come in with CUMA magazine,tell us something about it.

OJ: The Cuma Awards Magazine is out to recount what went down at the first edition of  CUMA AWARDS 2011, these include articles and pictures of  the glitz, glamor and  highlights. It will equally be a platform for the organizing team to give a rundown on the 2012 plan of action. The Cameroon Urban Music Association is a young organization with lots of very ambitious projects. The first edition of the magazine is almost ready, we shall feed nexdim with updates in that regard.

Nexdim: That’d be so sweet cos we are always ready, so we’ll be waiting. Well Galaxy as you are fondly called, how far do you see yourself in CUMA?

OJ: The issue here is not about the way I see my self in CUMA. To me what is most important is the direction a collective CUMA vision should be directed. Like I said the Cameroon music industry is still in its infant stage, we thank God for keeping some of us very steadfast in this profession, our dreams are gradually coming to reality. We hope corporate Cameroon will see the need to invest in the music industry, which is a massive money spinner in neighboring countries. I personally believe in a fewness of words and abundance of deeds. When I told my fellow CUMA members that our short term dreams were realizable most of them openly doubted, I think from what we have been able to achieve in so short a time, they will now have every reason to believe more and more in my servant ship as the president of this illustrious organization. Our budget for CUMA AWARDS 2012 is getting close to 25 million frs to be raised in less than 9 months. This is a sign that we are ready to go extra miles in raising the bar as high as we can. All I keep asking is that Cameroonian urban artists should take their arts seriously and exert every effort in the strive for excellence.

Nexdim: Do you have any message for Cameroonian youths?

OJ: Finally I want Cameroon youths to understand that we are not Cameroon’s problem, we are the solution. We are not liabilities, we are assets.
We are not being excited, we are passionate, we don’t need promises, we want to take responsibility and we are not waiting for opportunities, we are creating them.

Nexdim: Alright thanks for taking some time off the busy schedule to talk to nexdim CUMA man.

OJ: All thanks to you Nexdimempire for the wonderful job you doing.


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