Foreign communities leading in ticket purchase
Entry tickets for the maiden edition of the Cameroon Entertainment Awards, CEA have been on sale for quite some time now. Initially sold at $100, the price has dropped to $50 to enable guests come to the event in their numbers. According to the Executive Producers of CEA, Maybelle Boma and Anne Etape, Americans who recently discovered their roots in Cameroon and commonly known as CamAmericans now are leading the CEA ticket purchase. This group would unconditionally endorse any initiative aimed at building and safeguarding the image of Cameroon, a probable reason why they have engaged the ticking buying with no resentment.
Interestingly, other African communities, especially those with fellow compatriots as nominees have been on a mad rush for CEA tickets. The Executive Producers report that thanks to Majid Michael, nominated in the best Pan African actor category, Ghanaians living in the USA have been picking up the
CEA tickets in their numbers.
On the other hand, Nigerians and Senegalese have launched a CEA ticket purchase competition and are rushing for them. In short, reports say these communities have pulled out the greatest number of CEA tickets from the sales box so far. Explaining this trend, CEA organizers see the presence of P-Square (nominated in the best Pan African artist category), Akon and Viviane N’dour (same category) and Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade, Jim Iyke and Stella Damasus (best Pan African actress) as reason for the massive purchase of tickets by Nigerians and Senegalese respectively.
Ticket procurement: Cameroonians feet-drawing
Cameroonians have been procuring CEA tickets since the launch of sales. They have expressed a lot of interest in the event and are doing everything to be part of history-making. Yet, according to sales records, they are still trailing their counterparts from Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal. They are however expected to pick up, especially as the event draws near.
Tickets cost drops by 50%
Initially sold for $100, the cost of the CEA entry ticket has been dropped to $50. According to Maybelle Boma, Executive Producer, this reduction is meant to enable as many guests as possible show up for the event they so bad await. The reduction went into effect on June 6 2012 and will run till June 30. From July 1, 2012, the cost of the tickets will return to $100 and at that time will be limited.
Official trailer hits airwave on June 15
The official trailer of the Cameroonian Entertainment Awards, CEA is being produced in studio and will be released on June 15. According to Maybelle Boma, the release of the trailer will put things on a higher gear. Meantime, some goodwill and well-wishing Cameroonian producers in the US have prepared and youtube tentative trailers for the event. The CEA organizing team is appreciative of this kind gesture which according to them is an exciting show of solidarity and concern for the event that seeks to promote Cameroon.