Saturday, January 1, 2011

DULCE CAMER'S TOP 50 LIST 2011

Last year, Dulce Camer introduced you to 50 Cameroonians to watch out for in 2010. But this time, thanks to you, the readers who nominated, we present you 50 bright young things who are making our nation proud.
BE inspired!

FASHION & BEAUTY
 

Arrey Kono
Trained in Paris, Milan and Berlin, Arrey had the opportunity to be inspired by designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Julian McDonald. Her work is inspired by high fashion standards equating extravagance and uniqueness with wearable fashion.
She consistently fuses fashion and art beautifully to recreate pieces and collections that accentuate the wearer’s individuality and allows for their interpretation of their own feminine strength.
Experimenting with precious fabrics and unconventional combinations of materials makes her achieve a fantastic reputation of setting trends within her fashion milieu.
Catch her this month at the Berlin Fashion Week.

Charlotte Mbatsogo
An award winning young fashion designer inspired by everything from her environment to the works of other designers, Charlotte has come a very long way since establishing her eponymous fashion line “Charlotte Mbatsogo”. She attended the well known ESDM fashion school in Yaoundé and has participated in shows such as the Vlisco Show, The Afric Collection show, The FIMA, The Labo Ethnik show, The Molato na Brazza show as well as amassing press features in medias including Amina, Madame Figaro, New African Woman, Liberation, l’Express, le Courier International etc. She won an award at the “l’Afrique est a la mode” competition organised by CultureFrance at the FIMA 2009 show in Niger.
 
Sarah Dinene Divine (Maison d’Afie)
Her first taste of designing was by making clothes for her dolls but now Sarah Dinene Divine makes clothes for real women! Inspired by her passion for fashion and the huge dedication of her mother Afie who had been in the fashion industry herself for more than two decades, the “Maison d’Afie” label was born in 2009.
Sarah caters for the confident and disciplined woman with great inner strength and with the ability to be playful thus striding confidently in her bold and colourful pieces. Her designs are a reflection of her own personal style and her pieces are comfortable and stylish.
She recently took part at the Afric Collection shows and also collaborated with the hip textile boutique, Art Textile in Bonapriso to create unique pieces giving inspiration to their well to do clients.

Fruwah Boma
Fruwah Boma ventured into the world of fashion as the brains behind sexy label, Nebright Couture. She has since completed internships at Nicole Miller, and Diane von Furstenburg, where she works as Assistant Designer. Fruwah is also a co-Founder and Board member of the nascent Cameroon Fashion Industry Non for Profit Organisation in America.

Madiesse
Beauty and brains too? That’s not fair! Edwige Monique Gwladys Madiesse, hails from Yaoundé and is currently studying for a degree in economic sciences at the university of Douala. This young upcoming fashion model who also lives in Douala has strutted her stuff on the catwalks of Afric Collection, AMPC “Fashion Place”, Bamenda Rocks, worked with designers including Alphadi, Imane Ayissi, Charlotte Mbatsogo John, Mustapha Hassanali, Gilles Toure, Sanjani Rajesh and Owori as well as with reputable photographers within the African fashion scene such as Frederic de la Chapelle, Mathias Koch and Ernest Collins.
She has also fronted ad campaigns for Afric Collection, Molato na Brazza, Brasseries, Canal Satellite and MTN as well as appeared as the love interest on Denzyl’s video “Sexual Magic” and BHF magazine.
 
Bertini Heumegni
Brown skinned, green eyed Bertini is one of 29 siblings who grew up in Douala before relocating to Paris to further his education. Whilst there he fell into modelling which took him from Paris to South Africa and eventually to New York City where he appeared on the cycle 4 version of America’s Next Top Model show made famous by Tyra Banks and also featured in the film “The American Dream” with one half of Les Nubians; Helene Faussart.
He has also graced the covers of magazines such as GQ, Storm, Maxime etc


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


Lydia Besong
Courage and the right of speech is what pushed Lydia Besong an English language teacher seeking asylum in the UK due to her political involvements in Cameroon to write “How I became an asylum seeker” a play reflecting on her personal experiences as well as those of the women she met whilst attending WAST (Women Asylum Seeker Together) in Manchester.
We wish her well in her fight for asylum in the UK.
 
Adjani Klinsman Okpu-Egbe
As someone who does not like ''limitations'', Adjani draws his inspiration from a wide range of natural phenomena including religion, the environment, the human behaviour and freedom. A self taught painter Adjani is a daring and highly energetic character whose persona is reflected in some of his paintings.
When he is not splashing colours, he doubles as a model.

Krotal
We cannot talk about the rap scene in Cameroon without mentioning Krotal, one of the biggest and most recognised artist from this genre. A music aficionado with a distinct voice and the passion and attitude needed for success he has come a long way! During the FIFA World Cup promotions in South Africa he was one of the featuring artists on the MTN sponsored track “Everywhere you go” that also featured US singing sensation Kelly Rowland and the Nigeria based TuFace.

Fotemah Mba
He dreamt of making his mark on the world music scene and he did! Fotemah Mba aka T’Mah is the senior vice president of A&R at Konvict Muzik / BuVision, the label that brought us the biggest music star of 2010, Lady Gaga. This budding businessman also doubles as Akon’s buddy and is always looking for the next best thing.
Watch out for his current protégé, 10 year old rapstar Lil Niqo.

Peter "Penjo" Njodzeka
Founder of Penjo Entertainments, an organisation with a primary focus on film making and photography based in Cameroon, Peter is a CNN correspondent who covers cultural, educational and empowerment-based shows.
Roused by the concept of change and development, he created NGO, Life and Water Development Group, to provide basic needs to people in various rural parts of Cameroon. So far about 60,000 lives have been improved due to his hard work. Keep it up Pete, you inspire us to be change makers!

Lionel Meta
Lionel Meta was born in France but grew up between Cameroon and France where he soon acquired the love of the cinema from his aunt who worked as a cinema usher. He later worked on some TV based films before fully immersing himself in the cinema world by writing and directing his first short feature film “La metamophore du manioc” filmed in Yaoundé featuring a host of Cameroon and France-based actors.
The film has gained attention at various film festivals around the world including Palm Springs, Oslo, Durban, and N’djamena and won the “Fica d’or”, best actress and best actor awards at the International Festival of Short Films in Abidjan in May 2010.
He was later chosen to represent his town, Clermont-Ferrand at the Addis Abeba short film festival, Images that Matter. We will sure be seeing a lot more of him.
  
Charlotte Dipanda
At just 25, Afro-pop and jazz/soul singer Charlotte Dipanda has come a long way since she was spotted by Congolese songster Lokua Kanza during a show in Yaounde. She has since launched a debut album in 2008 (Mispa) and worked with a range of respected talent including Blick Bassy, Richard Bona, Jeannot Hans, Papa Wemba, Manu Dibango, Axelle Red. Charlotte Dipanda won "Best Female Artist" at the 2010 Cameroon music and culture awards, Canal d’Or.


MEDIA
 

Constant Nemale
Constant Nemale is the brain behind Africa24, a Panafrican information channel launched in Paris, in May 2009. 
Backed financially by the government of Equatorial Guinea, this channel targets Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora. Although currently broadcasting in French only, there are plans to widen Africa24's scope by launching English and Arabic language based broadcasts by 2011. It is currently available 7 days a week to subscribers of Canal Satellite and partners on the African continent.

George Esunge Fominyen 
A Journalism & Mass Communication degree holder from the University of Buea, George Fominyen is a well known Cameroonian journalist who has been in the scene since the late 90s. He started at the CRTV desk in Buea before moving to Yaoundé where he presented national news and the famous Tam Tam Weekend show.
Based in Dakar, he is currently AlertNet's humanitarian affairs correspondent for West and Central Africa. George is also West Africa coordinator for the Thomson Reuters Foundation's Emergency Information Service.
Catch him waxing lyrical about football and his passions on: www.gefominyen.com

Lilian Nyatcha 
Liliane Nyatcha was the popular presenter of « 7 Hebdo » at STV who recently left early this year to join the prestigious BBC Afrique at their headquarters in Dakar, Senegal.
After several years in one spot, Liliane aims to use this step up to widen her professional career. You go girl!

Natalie Wakam
A former Programs Director at Equinoxe Radio in Cameroon, Natalie Wakam also joined BBC Afrique in Dakar, Senegal, earlier this year. Another exciting chapter in the talented journalist's career begins.

Samuel Memoh 
Samuel Memoh is the host of the African Voices show presented on CNN as well as the founder of Dolphin productions.
Check out his documentary on AIDS in Cameroon here 

Amabel Niba
Described as the platform where people of African heritage come for Africa-related news, entertainment, motivation and inspiration, African Vibes Magazine has come a long way since its 2006 launch by Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Amabel Niba.
She has worked very hard to make it one of the most recognisable magazine that truly represents Africans in the Diaspora. With famous faces such as Angelique Kidjo and Akon on its cover, African Vibes enters an exciting fifth year!



SPORTS 

Ndamukong Suh
As a senior in college at Nebraska, Suh became one of the most decorated defensive players in college football history. He won numerous awards including the Associated Press College Football Player of the Year Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy. He was also a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, finishing fourth.
He currently plays defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League and he is still only 23! We salute you S U H!

Luc Mbah A Moute
At 6ft 8in, Luc Richard Mbah A Moute stands tall as a player for Milwaukee Bucks, But it could have all been so different if he had continued with his venture into football. Did we miss another Eto’o Fils?
Catch his full interview here on DC soon!

Antoinette Nana Djimou 
A French-Cameroonian heptathlete, Antoinette Nana Djimou won her first bronze medal at the European Indoor Championships in Turin, Italy in 2009.

Vincent Aboubakar 
At 5ft 11 1/2inches, Vincent is one of the tallest team player within the Cameroon national football team. He started his career with Cotonsport de Garoua and in the 2009-10 season he was promoted to the first team which later played a part in him being called into the national team representing Cameroon during the FIFA World Cup games in South Africa. He was one of team’s best players and this resulted in him being spotted and signed for the French Club, FC Valenciennes.
DC says felicitations Vincent! 


SOCIAL ACTIVISM & POLITICS

Olivia Sankara Mukam
Olivia “Sankara” Mukam studied International Relations at Johns Hopkins University in the USA and is a young social activist who has totally immersed herself into inspiring, educating and promoting self-belief in others.
The Yaoundé resident is founder and president of Harambe Cameroon. Her organisation works nurtures local problem solvers and fosters their links with international peers. DC salutes you Olivia!

Suzanne Africa
Suzanne “Africa” Engo is a celebrity activist and star of "I LOVE AFRICA." Currently in its fifth year of production, it is a film about the Africa 101 Charity Run Challenge which saw Suzanne run from New York to Chicago, in a bid to raise awareness about the effects of AIDS in Africa. She is also Founder and Executive Director of the New York AIDS Film Festival and President of “Girl Behind the Camera Productions”.

Anita Etta
Anita Etta is crafting a newer and more vibrant gospel music industry in Cameroon. Her music is speaks everyday challenges. She is also a philanthropist and works with the FOADAC organisation to support orphans in Cameroon. Anita is currently fundraising to purchase an incubator for the Limbe General hospital. Also powerhouse in business, she is Regional Human Resources Manager for a major American bank.

Judith Foyabo
California-based Judith Foyabo cares about society’s less privileged.  A co-Founder of FOADAC of the Foundation for Orphaned, Abandoned and Disabled African Children (FOADAC), her leadership abilities span from student to community groups. Judith’s love for serving others has enabled her to volunteer for several charitable initiatives including the Revlon Walk for Women’s Cancers, AIDS Awareness, Project Africa Global, Friends of Africa Medical group, and Autism Speaks.

Kah Walla
Hate or rate her, you can’t ignore Kah Walla. The charismatic entrepreneur/activist’s decision to sever ties with the SDF and run for the Cameroonian presidency, as an independent candidate, created feverish excitement at home and abroad. Recognised as a business leader by the World Bank, Kah Walla Co-founded consulting firm, STRATEGIES! which she has managed for 15 years. Her portfolio of clients includes Shell, Exxon Mobil, Standard Chartered Bank, the UN and NEPAD. An ardent advocate of economic policy reform in Cameroon, Kah Walla has served as Vice President of the American Business Association (now American Chamber of Commerce). She was also celebrated by the Clinton Global Initiative for a pacesetting capacity building project involving over 500 women market traders in Cameroon’s economic capital Douala. She certainly rules the boardroom. But can she rule the nation? Roll on election time!


BUSINESS 

Agatha Achindu
What’s a girl to do when she’s pregnant and wary of processed baby food? If she’s Agatha Achindu, she quits her high-flying software engineering role to found organic baby food brand, Yummy spoonfuls.
Agatha’s efforts and feisty foray into the world of business has fascinated media such as CNN and Fox News TV. Lauded as Cookie Magazine’s “clear favourite,” Yummy spoonfuls products are free of preservatives, pesticides, growth hormones and artificial additives. 
Find out more about Yummy mummy’s Agatha’s adventures on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKDFpgwcEUA
Stella Ideh
Created by Cameroonian Stella Ideh and her Nigerian husband, Solomon in 1996 Bantuway sought to end long journeys and early shopping trips for Africans and African-Caribbeans seeking good quality meat and fish products. The business has blossomed to incorporate impressive stores in London and Manchester (UK) and boasts food processing units which rival those of major food retailers, ASDA and Tesco. As Managing Director at Bantuway, Stella Ideh’s business abilities earned her a Club 87 Merit  Award in 2007.

FK Ranx Germanus-Akunda
Artist, entrepreneur and mentor, FK “Ranx” Germanus-Akunda manages film and photography facilities in London and Berlin.  The London-based Shoreditch Studios, which he co-owns is a favourite with London Fashion Week participants.  Ranx’s acumen and style have gained the attention of various media including M-Net, which featured him on hit culture programme Studio 53. Tweeter, fashion designer Eley Kishimoto and Votre Avant Garde (organisers of CamerCouture) are among his clients.

Mireille Fomekong
In a cacophonous Cameroonian marketing & communications industry, one voice stands out. And it belongs to ASCESE. With tough talking lady boss, Mireille Fomekong, at the helm, ASCESE has the ambition and foresight to rival giants, McCann Erickson and Voodoo.  It ingenious, sensory-inspired campaign for Tecno mobile phones proved a hit with consumers across Cameroon. Beating back furious competition to scoop the coveted Calvé Mayonnaise account was another proud moment for Fomekong and her team.


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 


Paul Ayuk (PhD)
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Paul Ayuk is Clinical Lecturer at Oxford University with a specialist interest in difficult pregnancies. During his spare time, he manages www.busyspr.com - a learning portal for gynaecologists preparing for professional exams. When he’s not busy saving lives, Paul indulges in his other love, African music. He plans to shape Africa’s music industry as an online retailer.

Richard Chongwain (Dr)
Richard Chongwain’s fascination with Physics led him into the world of lasers. As a development engineer, he helped transform a fledgling Lynton Lasers Ltd into an award-winning, industry heavyweight. He left the field of cosmetic lasers to crunch complex equations as Senior Service Manager at Laser Quantum – a creator of lasers for scientific research.

Vitalis Chick
Vitalis Chick has always had a head for science. Tempted away from veterinary science studies by the exciting world of oil and gas, he has made a name for himself as a reservoir engineer at BP Petroleum & Exploration. A published author (his works are available in publications by the Society of Petroleum Engineers), Vitalis is passionate about mentoring.  Based in the UK, he helps mould a new generation of engineers through his work with the Spear Head Programme.



ACADEMIA 


Joyce Ashuntantang (Dr)
Actress, screen writer, film producer, poet and academic, Joyce Ashuntantang, exploded onto the Cameroonian contemporary art scene in the 1980s as a member of the Yaoundé University Theatre. She went on to earn a Masters in Library and information Science from the University College of Wales, U.K., as well as an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English from the City University of New York. Her awards include, The Spirit of Detroit Award from the Mayor of Detroit, 1987, Cameroon Cultural Festival Awards 1989 and 1994, Outstanding  Women in Action Award, Cameroon, 2002, and MOHWA ‘‘women making a difference’’ Award, 2010. An unwavering advocate of Anglophone literature, Dr Ashuntantang authored of Landscaping Postcoloniality: the Dissemination of Cameroon Anglophone Literature in 2009.  CEO/Founder of EduART INC, a non-profit organisation created to promote social change through the arts; she is currently a professor of English and African Literature at the University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

William Nganje (Dr)
Think food security. Think William Nganje. An Associate Professor at the MSMA – W.P. Carey School of Business, at Arizona State University (ASU), he was awarded a quarter of a million dollars by the US Department of Homeland Security for  Intelligent Food Defense Systems for International Supply Chains: The Case of Mexican Fresh Produce to the U.S. – his landmark study on safe food transportation. Other feathers in his cap include a 2009 Presidential Award from the Food Distribution Research Society for Excellence in Research and Communication. Dr Nganje was also recognised at the Fako America 15th Annual Convention in Chicago for his dedication to nurturing young Cameroonian minds.

Jem Spectar (Dr)
Dr. Jem Spectar’s glittering academic career includes posts as Director of Studies at Princeton University, Assistant Dean of Students at the University of La Verne, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Scranton, as well as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Western Oregon University. He worked as Associate Professor of Law at the University of La Verne, has lectured in Political Science at Princeton University. Jem Spectar was also Professor of Political Science at the University of Scranton. A recipient of awards for excellence in teaching, he has published numerous articles on international law and made presentations on seminal contemporary issues including the protection of human rights. Dr Spectar is also part of the Board of Directors of the American Conference of Academic Deans and a supporter of the US-based Cameroonian Professional Society. He has been employed as President at the University of Pittsburgh since 2007.

Miranda Teboh-Ewungkem (Dr)
Legend holds it Newton discovered gravity when an apple fell on his head. Miranda Teboh-Ewungkem’s eureka moment was inspired by mosquito bites. Roused by an episode of malaria while studying for a Maths degree at the University of Buea, the top ranking student embarked on a Masters Research project which examined how mosquitoes transmit malaria. Cameroonian epidemiologists lauded the study as a “breakthrough.” Following her Masters and PhD studies, Dr Teboh-Ewungkem joined the Lafayette Faculty in 2004 and decided to revisit her potentially influential malaria research.
She used a National Science Foundation grant to organise an international workshop and conference at the University of Buea. The event enabled experts from Africa, the U.S., and Europe to share ideas about the use of Maths to study global epidemics such as malaria and AIDS.

Kehbuma Langmia (Dr)
Profiled in Montclair's "Who is Who in North American Universities" 2009-2010, Dr. Kehbuma Langmia teaches research and other media-related courses at Bowie State University’s Department of Communications.  A graduate from the Television and Film Academy in Munich, Germany, he gained a PhD in mass communications and media studies from Howard University in 2006.  He has written and published fictional and non-fictional works.
Dr Langmia’s research articles have been published in the International Journal of Economic  Development-Using ICT, 2006, Benton Foundation Social Science Research Council (2006) and the Journal of Black Studies (2007). He has also presented papers at conferences worldwide and worked at the FOX45 News station in Baltimore. 



 PROFESSIONALS

William (Bill) Egbe
As CEO of Coca-Cola South Africa, William Egbe played a central role in shaping the historic 2010 Word Cup.
Prior to this position he was President of Coca-cola’s East and Central Africa Division.
William Egbe began his career in 1989 as a Financial Analyst in Rochester at the Eastman Kodak Company in, New York. He held several managerial posts across Africa, Europe and the Middle East before joining the Coca-Cola Company as Deputy Region Manager at various African locations. In 2005, he was appointed President of the East and Central Africa Division.
Fluent in English, French and German, Bill gained a BSc in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Howard University, Washington.

Onege Bateagborsangaya
Onege (Onee) Bateagborsangaya is a high flyer. The pilot had never considered a career in aviation until she joined the American Navy. Encouraged by plane flying colleagues, Onee followed their career path and overcame her inability to swim during the process. Earlier this year, she participated in a scheme organised by South African Women in Aviation to encourage young girls to become pilots. Onee plans to replicate the system in Cameroon.
Find out more about Onee and her career on SABC here: http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=527155141&start=60

Abah Ofon
A graduate from the London School of Economics & Political Science, Abah Ofon joined the Standard Chartered Bank as a management trainee in 1998. Now a research analyst in Agricultural commodities for the same organisation, he is a trusted media and industry reference point.
Find out Abah’s economic predictions for 2011 here:  https://research.standardchartered.com/search/Pages/searchresults.aspx?N=4294966544

Shiyghan Navti (Dr)
Seasoned marketer, strategist and IT consultant, Shiyghan Navti is a force at one of the world’s top 10 Fortune 500 companies. At the South Africa-based establishment, his responsibilities include “designing the Sub-Saharan Africa expansion marketing and communications strategy, and orchestrating execution activities.” Prior this role, Shiyghan was Technical Sales Leader for Social Software in North East Europe. He spent approximately 8 years as a Consulting IT Specialist.


Yefon Mainsah
A Chemical Engineering graduate from Canada’s prestigious McGill University, Yefon Mainsah started out as a Field/Applications engineer in Schlumberger, Nigeria. Her evolving role includes a stint as Project Engineer in Tunisia. Yefon’s affinity for science and a penchant for business enabled a natural progression into her current role as Product Champion at Schlumberger, Barrow-in-Furness, UK. Never one to ignore her artistic streak, she blogs at I Rep Camer. 


INNOVATION & LEADERSHIP 

Cyrille Nkontchou
Harvard graduate Cyrille Nkontchou gave up a highly paid analyst job at Merrill Lynch & Co, London to found Liquid Africa – an online company aimed at facilitating investments in the continent. The South Africa resident has since created Enko Capital Management with his brother. Another venture, Enko Africa Opportunity Fund focuses on investments in Africa.

Louis Djilemo
Agricultural technician, Louis Djilemo’s invention of an oven which eases cassava processing earned him a nod from the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Hailed as the Best Technological Innovation at a trade fair in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 2009, the Djilemo oven was developed to dry cassava derivatives such as starch and baking flour. Made from local materials such as earth and fuelled by cassava skins, it presents a cheaper alternative to electricity operated ones.

Severin Kezeu
Engineer, Severin Kezeu holds a PhD in Industrial Computer Science and is the inventor of a unique collision avoidance system called N@vigator, which is automatically configurable for all types of mobile equipment such as cars, planes, cranes, security gates, trains. Kezeu successfully patented his award-winning invention and went on to create SK Group – a safety solutions company based in Dubai.

Lekuama Ketuafor
Afrigadget blogger, Bill Zimmerman describes Lekuama Ketuafor’s creations as a near perfect marriage of form, function, green design." The proprietor of Bamboo Magic creates innovative gadgets and accessories with the low cost material. His work was a major attraction at the 2009 South West Agro-Pastoral Show.

Awasum Junior 
When it comes to African sport, football is king! But thanks to Awasum Jr, things are about to get more diverse. A certified baseball manager, Awasum is CEO of the African Baseball Network – an organisation aimed promoting the game across Africa. Watch this space...


So there you have it, 50 names and profiles of Cameroonians around the world achieving and doing great things.
We hope that you will appreciate our list and continue to support this initiative. Keep giving us names of change makers that you know. Leave comments below.
We thank all those who nominated and to those who didn’t well you should have!

Have a blest and prosperous New Year from all here at DC.
Stay sweet
Dulce
xxx

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

As always, great job on the DC top 50 list! So awesome to see our folks who inspire, lead and motivate in the spotlight!!! Kudos to all the nominees and winners!!!
(Liz)

Anonymous said...

great list DC !!!! Keep it up and hope this pple get to inspire other young talented cameroonians to follow their dreams
(Anrette)

Anonymous said...

Oh waow!!! This is such a great New Year's present! 2011 is definitely starting well!!!! I mean, to be among this dynamic and exclusive list of Cameroonian movers-and-shakers, is truly an honor. Really, really. Thank U for the nomination, and for seeing in me bigger and bigger things. I pray God will keep helping me meetup and surpass expectations, and serve him always, while doing so. With much gratitude and love. Happy New Year D.C! x
(Olivia)

Anonymous said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW thanks man!!!! so cool!!!
(Suzanne)

T! Ntemgwa said...

Great joy guys. Happy N Y 2011

Bern said...

Its great to see the spot light on our own. Thank you DC. They truely inspire me.

Kathleen Ndongmo said...

Great stuff ladies!!! So proud (at the comrades & at DC for putting Cameroon so firmly, so authoritatively on the map). One of the biggest challenges our young ones have is the lack of showcased inspirational mentors to look up to, emulate and be challenged by - for eg; a list like this goes a long way to sealing the deal for my 17-year old brother as he decides what career path or major to go for at uni (he will read this entire list trust me! lol). Your work has a huge impact, and support it I will! Happy 2011.

Anonymous said...

merci cynthia un beau cadeau pour la nouvelle année.
(Charlotte)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Cynthia. I appreciate what you are doing to support so many of us in the efforts we are making towards making our world a better place. Happy New Year to you and the team at Dulce Camer.
(Anita)

Anonymous said...

this is such an honor
(Agatha)

Anonymous said...

Thumbs up ma Boh Agatha !! More grease darling....
(Ngassam)

Anonymous said...

congrats ranx ... respect !!!
(Ulrike)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dulce CAMER for the recognition. We may sail the world and receive foreign accolades but the applause from home is priceless.
(Joyce)

Anonymous said...

Thank you and thank you for the support.
(Fotemah)

Anonymous said...

Next year.. IMMA MAKE THIS LIST. Mark my word Big Sis'.
Awesome Post!
-William Takor M.A.

Anonymous said...

Dulce,
I would have loved you to mention great professionals such as:
-Acha Leke Partner of McKinsey & Company

http://blackherald.egoong.com/?p=144

-Ebenezer Essoka CEO Standard Chartered South Africa

http://www.standardchartered.com/gh/latest-news/11-08-ebby-essoka-rousing-send-off-by-staff/en/

mimi said...

Thanks for the recognition.

This is a brilliant idea and you should make the list yourself because such ideas come from brilliant people like you. I nominate you for the next list.

Cameroon said...

There is nothing more inspirational than this. This makes me feel like I have to put more effort for myself, my family and my nation! Congrats to these guys for their work.
Cameroonpeople.com

Dulce said...

Thanks guys for all the comments.
We aim to inspire others to work hard and reach their full potential.

@Anon Jan 3, 2011: 6.33am
Thanks for the names mentioned. We had a nomination process which you missed. Keep checking the blog for our frequent posts.

Thanks!

Prince Hamilton said...

Great job guys!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. Happy new year.
Langmia

Anonymous said...

oh wow, what a good start to the year. Thanks
(Sarah)

Adjani Klinsmann OKPU-EGBE said...

Well done to those who made the list!
Well done to those who spotted the talents!
Well done to those who nominated!
Well done to those who published it!
Well done to those who read it!
Well done to those who like it!
Well done to those who support it!
Well done to those who spread the news!
Last but not least, well done to those who dislike it, you are a real inspiration for all the above, thus indispensable
in their drafting, pursuance and realisation of even more phenomenal projects!

Happy new year to y'all!

Adjani

IRepCamer said...

DC DC DC babes..this is just awesome!!Thanks a lot for the recognition!!!Keep up the great work....
Yef

Judith Foyabo said...

Thanks Dulce Camer!
What a great initiative from the motherland...I am sure there are more deserving people than me. I am humbled by the recognition and thank God for the strength and vision to carry out His work in whatever small way I can.
Keep up the good work of encouraging many to do even more.
Happy New Year and bleesings in all your endeavor.

Anonymous said...

Vous vous basez sur quoi pour nomer les tops 50 camerounais

Anonymous said...

Je trouve beaucoup de noms Bamilekes, donc c'est un site a caractere tribal comme caca.be=caber.be

Dulce said...

@ Anonymous 2.54 et 2.56, la liste est baseé sur le talent et rien d'autre. Comment avancera l'image du Cameroun si on ne peut même pas parler/féliciter de talents qui existent parmis nous??

Ces individus sont des gens normales qui se battent dans leurs coin pour réaliser de choses. Notre liste est la pour inspirer et eduquer d'autres. Rien n'est impossible et tout s'achêve!!

Si on a les noms Bamilekes c'est parce que ces individus étaient nominés. Si vous connaissez des gens qui font des grands choses, donnez-nous leurs noms!

Mon petite Niche said...

Awesome list!!!!!!
I'm so glad you guys listened to US and included more academists and social activists!

..sooo was it intentional not to mention who the single guys are:)?

coz am single ya know? just saying...

Anonymous said...

Thanks to all the staffs of DC, it is a push forward being nominated on the top 50 list, as well as an inspiration to others. I am really inspired, and I promise to do more to make Our nation..CAMEROON Proud.

Rudy said...

Thanks u very much DC for nominating my aunt, and every one on the list. Is a real inspiration to me and to my friends. I and my friends will like to follow their footsteps, WE ARE PROUD TO BE CAMEROONIANS, as such we will try to discover our indidual God given talents, to make Nation Proud, God being our helper.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, hope I can make it too next year. I need to start working harder then :)

Anonymous said...

Excellent, after a careful check, I realised that your selection is wonderful, very undisputable, these selected individuals have put in alot, they deserve to be on your list. A big thank you to all who contributed to publish this list, is perfect.

Anonymous said...

THANKS CYNTHIA. I AM SO HONOURED. YOUR IDEA IS SO MOTIVATING KEEP IT UP.
(ARREY KONO)

Anonymous said...

Patrick heumegni , NEW YORK CITY hey dulce camer,great inpirations
to motivate cameroonians to be in the list. thanks for nominating my father 3rd of the list if in the other.i think he deserve to be in. you forget he is a proud single father , trying to bring cameroon into hollywood by founding CAMERLYWOOD PRODUCTIONS, house of movies and entertainments
WWW.CAMERLYWOODPRODUCTIONS.COM

THANKS

Anonymous said...

Thank you DULCE CAMER for the recognition among the top 50 cameroonians doing things in the diaspora.
(Bertini Heumegni Wandja)

Dulce said...

Thank you father and son for your comments.
Patrick, your dad Bertini is doing great stuff and we appreciate all his efforts.
Keep aiming and achieving.
One Love!

Njamen said...

Absolutely awesome blog Dulce Camer! Even your name is so appropriate and tres sucre. Thank you so much for this blog. I am so touched that I have goose bumps! We indeed have to write our own history and praise our own people. Congratulations for your great, fundamental, and very important work! God bless you and good continuation!

Anonymous said...

Miranda Tebo, Im so proud of you.

pay - said...

nice blog i like it

Anonymous said...

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kamerboy said...

Atleast there are still people out there who make Cameroon proud. It gives us hope. Great job with the list

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