The eagerly-awaited maiden edition of Cameroon Academy Awards (SONNAH) took place at the glamorous Hilton Hotel Yaounde on Sunday 29th under the auspices of the Minister of Culture honourably respresented by her technical adviser Asheri Kilo , the General manager of CRTV Amadou Valmouke and other dignatories.
The eye-catching Red carpet moment that kicked-off the ceremony spotlighted Cameroonian celebrities in all spheres of entertainment clad in sparkles. Ground-breaking performances that night by the traditional dance group ‘Tic Akam’, Govinal Essomba, Stanley Enow, Leadsman, Espo 2 Benz electrified the ceremony. Finally, it was a breath-taking night on national television.
of what the normal eyes could not see
1. About 30 minutes to the official start of the Award ceremony, a meticulously selected playlist of Nigerian and American videos were shown on screen to entertain the audience.
2. Frequent technical hitches of image display (Screen black-outs) when categories of nominees were announced .
3. The omission of the category for Best Male Actor went unnoticed by the organisers. Nominees in that category who stormed the ceremony expensively and elegantly-clad had a wave of shock run through their nerves as the ceremony ended without a winner announced.
4. The Award for Best TV presenter was handed to Thierry Ngongang of ‘Carte Sur Table’ on STV on set and later changed in favour of Charles Ebune of ‘Global Watch’ on CRTV.
5. Otia Vitalis was nominated in the category for Best supporting Actor of the year and was appointed by the organisers to present the same award to the winner Alenne Menget.
6. It was evident that most nominees were not informed about their nomination for the award . This explains why majority of the winners were not present.
Highly emotional moments
1. A large standing ovation was given to Ben Decca when he clinched the award for Best Artist of All time and emotionally stated that he was immensely elated to be recognized for the very first time in his country.
2. Govinal Essomba hasn’t lost his steam yet.The Bikutsi powerhouse thrilled the audience with energetic dance moves during an ebullient rendition of his classic tune ”Naya Naya ”.
3. The man of the year was ‘Hein pere’ hit-maker Stanley Enow who bagged two awards. He paid tribute to the other nominees in Artist of the year category for being bigger and better , considering himself just a beginner.
Winners of SONNAH Awards 2013
|BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR
|BEST ACTOR OF THE YEAR……………………..||BEST ACTRESS OF THE YEAR IN LEAD ROLE
|BEST SUPORTING ACTOR
|BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
ACHILLE BRICE ETEKI
|BEST PANAFRICAN ACTOR/ACTRESS
|BEST PANAFRICA MOVIE
|BEST SCREEN PLAY
|BEST ARTIST MALE
|BEST ARTIST FEMALE
|BEST URBAN ARTIST MALE
|BEST FEMALE URBAN ARTIST
|BEST MUSIC VIDEO
MUSEBA ”BOM BOM BOM”
|BEST GOSPEL ARTIST
|BEST MUSICAL ACHIEVEMENTBEN DECCA|
|BEST FASHION DESIGNER
|BEST FEMALE MODEL
AYENA DENISE VALERIE
|BEST TV SHOW
‘JAMBO’ ON CANAL 2 INTERNATIONAL
|BEST TV REPORTER
MUKI EDWIN KEDZEKA
|RADIO PRESENTER OF ALL TIME
|BEST NATIONAL PLAYER
|BEST UP COMING PLAYER
COTON SPORT OF GAROUA
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