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...
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...
SMARTFIT ZONE…THE NEW PLACE TO STAY FIT IN DOUALA,CAMEROON.

SMARTFIT ZONE…THE NEW PLACE TO STAY FIT IN DOUALA,CAMEROON.

Whether a workaholic, shopaholic, alcoholic or just not-bothered-holic, what we all have in common is the urgent need of continuous burst of energy to keep our body engines going. To make it to the end of a busy day or even a lazy day and still feel like an energizer bunny, a fun fitness routine must be part of your daily life and that’s where Smartfit Zone comes in. The instructors. Smart Fit Zone is a fitness studio that was recently opened in Bonapriso, Douala. Born out of a strong desire to make an impact in the sports industry in Africa, founder Mirabel Puwo (armed with a Masters in Sports Management) took a giant step as a start of a bigger dream. Merabell on Graduation Day. The grand opening of Smart Fit Zone took place on Saturday, the 8th of April. It kicked off with a vibrant zumba class by Merabell Puwo and relaxing yoga class by Adeline Azah Ntoh of Liiwir.com. Friends, family and fitness enthusiasts were in attendance and they all participated and enjoyed the festivities. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t50.2886-16/17911676_121889158355905_4869439225042305024_n.mp4 https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t50.2886-16/17911683_1876728229214892_3707208348756606976_n.mp4   The studio opens daily from Monday through to Saturday and offers fun but very effective classes to keep you fit, trim and energised. Below is a brochure in English and French which gives you information on the classes, times and 25cfa monthly subscription.   Follow their instagram page @SmartFitZon for daily updates on classes and times. Below are pictures from classes and program…enjoy and get fit.    ...
COVER STAR: YW VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH DUWA.

COVER STAR: YW VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH DUWA.

Whenever Tosin,Milounge boss, starts a conversation with “YO!”,I just know something is about to pop. I had been woken up by my ringtone on this particular morning. It was Tosin on the line, all excited like he just came face-to-face with a gold mine. He was about to send over a song by this incredible artist for me to listen. Once the audio came through, I pressed play and was transported into a delightful musical world and once her voice came on, my ears instantly did somersaults…my excitement levels went off the roof.   After that, I knew I had to get to know this superstar soundbox even more. Once I got her contact, we got talking on whatsapp. If ever you got talking to Duwa, you quickly realise why her sound is so dreamily beautiful. She’s soft-spoken, respectful and widely and finely skilled to know exactly how she wants to present herself and music to the world. Born Glory Ojoduwa on the 29th of August, 1988 to Nigerian parents in the United States of America. Growing up in Washington DC, Duwa always had an irresistible love for music. Her parents recognised her talent at a very early age and her dad would record home videos of little Duwa singing down a storm. That love propelled her to join the children’s choir and then youth choir where she did lead solos and also conducted the choir. Off to college where she studied Mass Communication and Media Integration, she also sang in a college band which helped ignite her love for music even more. Because of this irresistible love for...
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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