Sunday, August 30, 2009
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Situated in the heart of the Côte d'Amour on a magnificent bay, the seaside resort warmly welcomes visitors all year round and invites you to share its art of living wholeheartedly.
The region and its residents are used to playing host to VIP's which usually consists of very wealthy individuals and heads of states and Paul Biya was no exception.
After receiving a heartfelt welcome from the mayor of the town, Popol and Chantou with the 15 members of their delegation checked themselves into the above luxury 5 star, 43 bedroomed Hotel at a cost of EUR 42,000 per day and nearly EUR 1,000,000 for their 3 weeks stay. According to one website, this is even more than Sarkozy, Bush and Obama's holiday expenses put together.
Now, what do you think about this when there are people in Cameroon who work but don't get paid? How does Paul Biya justify spending nearly £ 1,000,000 on holiday and this is just on accommodation?
More on the story here: http://www.rue89.com/2009/08/28/43-chambres-et-42-000-par-jour-pour-les-vacances-de-paul-biya
What do you think?
Friday, August 28, 2009
By running this campaign we hoped to take you down memory lane so that memories of childhood or adulthood past can be unlocked and brought back to the present.
We wanted to evoke an emotion, be it sadness or happiness and we just wanted you to reminisce of your time in Pays when you were carefree and jolly!
To most Cameroonians, the Makossa music means a lot and you only need to see them on the dancefloor to understand what I mean. From the gestures on their faces to the way they place their hands and body, you will realise that this genre of music is much more than rythmn and lyrics.
In recent years, the passion and quality that old musicians of this music genre portrayed has diminished a fair bit nevertheless we now see many Cameroonian artists creating a melange of Makossa with other music genres such as soul, bossa nova, jazz etc.
As Ngum Ngafor puts it, Makossa started off as a ground breaking genre. Its melodic rhythm and fluid nature eased its path into the fusion styles we see with people such as Richard Bona and Henri Dikongue - you can say the same for mako-zouk and the faster soukous influenced sounds. The sad thing is that quality has diminished over time, Makossa's evolution seems to be arrested because of a combination of factors - government neglect of the arts and poor focus on quality by some musicians. What makossa needs is a rejuvenation that will revive old memories and pique the interest of a younger generation.
Indeed we hope something is done to keep our sound alive!
Today we are going to entertain you with a selection of videos from the year 2000 and over. Put on your dancing shoes and get on the dance floor and show us what you got!
Enjoy....it is friday and for those in the UK, it is a long weekend of rest, rest, rest!
If you loved this campaign, keep your eyes and ears on Dulce Camer....we always have something cooking!
Stay sweet and have a fab long weekend!
Beffta awards is the first of its kind rewarding outstanding achievements and contributions from Africans and Caribbeans in entertainment, fashion, film, television and arts.
This international prestigious ceremony celebrates an all round accomplishments of the community in entertainment and showbiz.
The nominations for the awards which is to take place in October is out and it has 3 of our Cameroonian countrymen!
In the fashion Category:-
- KiRette Couture is a nominee for Best Female Designer.
- George Eko is nominated in the Best Hair Stylist list.
- George Eko is nominated in the Best Make up Consultation list.
In the Art Category:-
- Alex Quest is nominated in the Best Spoken Word Artist / Poet list.
Voting will be announced soon on their website. Please go here for more information and to see the list of others nominated http://www.beffta.com/
Camers doing big things!
Please support them by voting.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Being the official blog sponsor of this event, DC will be having the scoop and gossip on all that is going on backstage so rest assured we will be handing out some treats ;-))
To kick start this fashion theme is a fabulous and multitalented make-up artist cum beauty photographer by the name of Mario Epanya.
Mario Robert Epanya is a Cameroonian born photographer based in Paris whose predisposition in figurative painting enabled him to breeze his way into the French fashion industry and gaining the mother of all assignments, recreating VOGUE AFRICA!
Dulce Camer caught up with this young man who is causing waves with this ground breaking initiative.
Here below is the interview. Happy Reading y'all!
With the late Guinean born, French based supermodel Katoucha Niane. A muse of Yves Saint Laurent.
Cameroon's very own supermodel, Marion Gako
DC: Tell us a bit about yourself, where in Cameroon you grew up and how your experiences in life have helped you be who you are today.
DC: What do you think of the wealth of talents emerging from Cameroon? We have beauty photographers, fashion designers, fashion stylists, jewellery designers, portrait artists, sculptors, musicians, hip hop artists etc
ME: Cameroon is a great country full of intelligent and creative people and I think that what these emerging talents are doing is all great.
DC: We see the way Nigeria and Ghana have developed socially, creatively and economically, do you think Cameroon can get to this stage too?
Monday, August 24, 2009
This time, all roads will lead to the Darlaston All Active Club, Willenhall Road, Walsall WS10 8JG on the 12th of September 2009 from 11.30am.
The activities planned will range from a general meeting to a sports and barbecue event followed by the gala in the evening from 8.30pm. Dress code, FORMAL please!Entertainment on the night will be provided by Ms Debs aka Missfollowme (check her myspace, what a talent!) and her 4 piece band plus you will be musically serenaded by DJ Lewat allowing you to bust your moves on the dance floor!
Grab your £10 tickets (plus a £1.50 booking fee) or pay £20 at the door and get your groove on!
A list of ticket agents is available online at www.sobauk.org/convention
It's gon' be a party y'all!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
We have one more week before this campaign comes to an end but until then, this week focuses on the early 90's and here below are some artists and videos which reigned during this period.
This is it for this week, watch out for our finale next week!
Stay sweet and have a fabulous weekend.
A FREE 2 day event which aims to portray a collaborative cultural melange of works ranging from Art (Paintings) by Shiri Achu to fashion items & accessories provided by N'damus bags and MissPoutyPout to a variety of textile items and Art by Flairdesignrhyme, is planned for you.
So come down to Acquire Arts, 155 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BU on the 24th and 25th of August 2009 from 6.30pm to 1am both nights to experience an unexpectedly different type of affair!
Remember to put on your dancing shoes and bring a great attitude as you get ready to mingle, appreciate and buy various pieces. Music will be provided by DJ Tzu Greybeards & DJ Kenny Sykes.
See y'all there
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Where: The Shoreditch Studios, 37 Bateman Row, London EC2A 3HH
Time: 6pm prompt
Price: £50, £40 and £30 (You choose ;-))
Contact: 07834 321 373, 07733 735 515, 07944 043 954
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
They have experience in introducing people into photographic, catwalk and promotional modeling.
They can also provide advise with:
- How to explode your potentials to be the best.
They will also organise as much work experience as possible to enable you to gaining more exposure.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Not content with acting only, this entrepreneur in the making has also flexed her creative muscles at jewellery designing and clothes making creating a niche for herself by the materials she has chosen to use in her products.
Here below is an interview she gave DC. Happy Reading y'all!
Syl Anim's items are all handmade. To place your order please email Syl at firstname.lastname@example.org