YW COVERSTAR: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH EBANGHA NJANG.

She can easily be confused for a model with her striking looks and her signature androgynous fabulous style. So…are these some of the factors that make Ebangha Njang standout? It was her media presence that first caught my attention. On Facebook and Twitter, she was always going hard, promoting Cameroonian artists. It was really refreshing to see the love and support she was pouring into the Cameroon music industry. How could one not notice? Around the time we were gearing up for our next Coverstar feature, I received a message from Ebangha “Hello I’ve been following your blog for a while now. I think y’all amazing.” At that moment, I felt she was a genie and had just granted my wish because little did she know that she was at the top of the few people we had in mind to be featured on the next cover. We immediately took that as a sign and violà! YW’s latest coverstar. Yvonne Ebangha Njang was born and raised in Douala and Edéa respectively. Her dad( who worked with the Ministry of Agriculture) and her mum( a Housewife), instilled discipline and the fear of God in her and five siblings at very young ages. Being a close knit family, her childhood was filled with fun family times, including relaxing by the River Sanaga, watching favourite cartoons and attending church on Sundays. That makes for an exciting childhood, doesn’t it? But it wasn’t exactly the same when it came to her teenage years. “My teenage years didn’t mean much to me honestly. I know it’s hard to believe lol but i was a...
YW COVERSTAR: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JOAN NGOMBA…PART TWO.

YW COVERSTAR: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JOAN NGOMBA…PART TWO.

                                               PART TWO.  YW Thanks Joan for granting YW this interview. Please introduce yourself to the readers. Who’s Joan Ngomba? JN The pleasure is all mine Yenih. My name is Joan Ngomba. I’m a Media Personality in Cameroon. I’m founder of www.dcodedtv.com and producer/host of an upcoming urban entertainment TV show called DCODED TV Show. Both platforms are created to promote and celebrate entertainment and entertainers in/from Cameroon. YW You said media was never in your plans. You studied History and Archaeology at the University of Buea. What were your career plans? JN I wanted to be a historian. I love history and how I use it to tell stories or solve today’s problems. But when I left UB, my dreams changed. I was hit with a tragedy that changed my life plans. I just found myself loving and aspiring to be into media. YW You moved to Nigeria after a very sad event that happened to your family and it was there that you realised you wanted to work in radio. Tell us how that came about? JN I lost my 17-yr-old sister to a fatal car accident in 2007. An incident which left me suicidal and completely confused. I lost the zeal to be alive. So I resigned from my job as a Personal Assistant to Mr. Ewane Ngaaje, DG of JENS Productions Ltd (An Architecture Company in Limbe) and told myself there’s no reason to work when there was no reason to be alive. However, I had some friends...
COVERSTAR: YW EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AND VIDEO WITH JOAN NGOMBA.

COVERSTAR: YW EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AND VIDEO WITH JOAN NGOMBA.

 PART ONE. I believe our subconscious minds take us where our conscious minds resist to go. She always loved writing so all she wanted to be was a Historian. She was determined to be just that so much so that she ended up studying History and Archaeology at the University of Buea. So what would actually change the course of a determined ‘Historian’ in the making? Here’s the story about the media journey of Joan Ngomba, a TV presenter, Producer, Writer,Blogger and a Fashionista. Just after university, Joan had found a job as a secretary for JENS production when a major tragedy stroke. Joan lost her last sister in a ghastly car accident, she was only 17. Having to deal with such devastating loss, Joan found herself completely lost, not knowing how to pull through with life. She had few friends in Nigeria who encouraged her to come over for a change. With the support from her friends and determination to pull through, Joan set off for Nigeria in 2007. When she got to Lagos, her friends again encouraged her to apply for a post graduate course which she agreed to. She applied waited for the entrance results. Still feeling down, Joan moved to Calabar to be with her cousin. It was while there that she had an ‘Aha!’ moment. There was this particular show on Rhythm FM that caught her attention . It was presented by Wild Child and when it came on, she was gripped instantly. He was so good and there and then Joan realised she wanted a career in radio, just like Wild Child’s.Despite having...
THE TASA GIRLS ARE BACK.

THE TASA GIRLS ARE BACK.

“A good friend knows all your best stories and a best friend has lived them with you.”   We always crave for great friendships filled with laughter, fun, adventures, good and bad. One of the best ways to strengthen a friendship is through adventure. Our busy schedules and different circumstances in life is making it even harder to spend time with friends. How many of us get the opportunity these days to travel, explore and create memories with our friends? The girls of TASA are making us realise that it’s still possible and seamlessly so. I instantly fell in love with the girls of Here & Now-The Adventures of TASA when I tuned in for season 1. With their colourful personalities, Taje, Amiola, Seyitan and Ajifa(TASA) gave me all the right reasons to go on an exploration trip of Africa with my besties. From rolling up their sleeves and hiking up Mount Fako, Cameroon to enjoying silent disco experience in Kenya and then finishing things off with a wedding in the beautiful Vanzibar, the reality show left me craving for more. I’m so happy they’re back for Season 2 and you can catch everything on REDTV’s YoutTube channel. The girls are back with a BANG!!! Discover and explore the world of four daring, young, beautiful, savvy and intelligent ladies who have been friends since college. Read more about the ladies on REDTV’s website from the link below. http://www.itsred.tv/category/here-and-now-the-adventures-of-tasa/ Watch SEASON 2 trailer...
NEW MUSIC VIDEO: THIS IS AFRICA(TIA) BY NABIL4REAL FT PAZZO.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: THIS IS AFRICA(TIA) BY NABIL4REAL FT PAZZO.

Cameroonian music keeps breaking airwaves worldwide. It’s been such a proud moment these past years for Camroonians all over to see their artists on global platforms, receiving awards. Cameroonian artists have dabbled with sounds and finally identified their position in the new fast growing African music industry. We must say, we’re all happy with the results. It’s so refreshing to hear hits back-to-back from our artists and Nabil has just added another to the catalogue. In this song, Nabil4Real keeps it very real with his lyrics while taking us on a musical memory lane. The intro reminds me of Pierre Didy Tchakounte’s Magabe Sophistique. The ever-present sanza instrument(contri piano) in the background warns your heart while the lyrics put a smile on your face “…we no get passport for take we go dey but when you go dey, you go find we for dey…”Baam!!! The video brings out the TIA concept really well, blending the cultural and the modern. The end of the video gives you a good taste of Nabil, the actor…very hilarious. Fantastic song…fantastic video…sorry for bringing this 2 weeks late. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/lnjXs-1vcqo” frameborder=”0″...
SOUTH AFRICA’S NANDI MADIDA AND AYANDA THABETHE JOIN THE BET FAMILY.

SOUTH AFRICA’S NANDI MADIDA AND AYANDA THABETHE JOIN THE BET FAMILY.

Nandi Madida and Ayanda Thabethe are the newest members to join the BET family. The network has scooped the South African stars for a new weekly lifestyle and magazine show called The A-List. The show will premiere on the 8th of September. The show is going to be all about glitz, glam and Africa’s sophistication. The ladies are going to take viewers infront and behind the scenes to bring out all the exclusives…can’t wait....

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