MMPR FOCUS: OUR SEVEN TOP TIPS FOR BUDDING TALENTS IN ENTERTAINMENT IN CAMEROON

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A few day’s ago following the comments on our post on Facebook and also following a few discussions that have been taking place on social media these past few months, we were inspired to produce a few tips for budding music artists (and all entertainers alike) in Cameroon to help them take the initiative to blossom their own careers.

The entertainment scene in Cameroon is showing great signs especially since 2012, having the potential to grow to greater heights reaching international platforms due to the diverse number of very creative talents that Cameroon possesses; Stanley Enow is a prime example.

We believe that every talent has a place within the scene and the potential to make a name for themselves however it is important that they…

1) Believe in themselves – believe that they can.

2) Stop listening to everyone in the name of “advisors”

3) Create good quality music (end product) that is “sellable”

4) Find a solid professional team to back them up. Like this African proverb states: If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together.

5) Get a financial backer – someone who believes in their talent and vision and who is prepared to put in the cash to realise this.

6) Develop and maintain a brand.

7) Enjoy the experience, make mistakes and learn!

And that is our top 7 tips!

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BLACK COMMANDO BACKSTAGE WITH STANLEY ENOW, FUSE ODG, OLAMIDE, PHYNO IN SOUTH AFRICA

Far away in South Africa, Guinness #MadeOfBlack ambassadors Stanley Enow, Ghana’s Fuse ODG and Nigeria’s Olamide were having the time of their life as they brought the Guinness/MTV Base Africa music collabo to an end with the filming of the theme song “Black Commando” with renowned music director Clarence Peters.

The video is scheduled to be aired for the first time tomorrow around 10pm on MTV Base and Canal 2 and we thought it great to show you some backstage shots which included top act Phyno, ex Miss Cameroon 2013 Valerie Ayena as well as the teaser to get you excited 😉

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Here is the teaser of the video aired tomorrow at 10pm…

We will sure be glued to our TV screen to see how this came together. Will you be watching too?

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MMPR BEAUTY: HOW TO CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT BY FUMI

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Ever wondered how these celebrities such as Kim Kardashian get their flawless and well defined looks? What is really in the trick of highlighting and contour? How to do it oneself without the brush of a professional and experienced makeup artist you ask? Well, we may have the answer for you just keep reading 😉

Fumi Desalu-Vold is an African model, actress, producer and television presenter who started her career in entertainment by winning the All Africa Super Model of the year title in Nigeria before packing her bags for London to study. Signed by Elite models, Fumi was off again to live a fashionable experience in New York and then LA where TV commercials and many more beckoned.

She has appeared on Fashion Weeks, in music videos as well as television series notably; Ugly Betty with America Ferrera and Vanessa Williams in the US as well as in Norway. She currently resides in London where she continues with her fashion filled lifestyle and recently her beauty tutorials on her Youtube channel.

So today, Fumi was talking contour and highlighting and as this is especially a tough beauty part of our makeup regime we thought it better that we all learn together. How kind are we 😉

So what is Contouring?
Contouring is adding more definition or shape to your face by using a foundation/powder at least two shades darker than your complexion. It gives off a more chiseled and slimmer effect of your face.

And what is Highlighting?
Highlighting is when you enhance the parts of your face that is hit by natural light with a concealer one or two shades lighter than your complexion. By highlighting your face, you make it look healthier and give your face a beautiful glow.

Before we bring you the tutorial, here are a few images of the looks Fumi has done…isn’t she totally a pro?!

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Contour and highlighting made ever so simple by the fabulous Fumi, watch and learn!

All the products and brushes used by Fumi are listed on the description of the video. Would you give contour and highlighting a go now? We certainly will!

Photo credits: Fumi Beauty by Fumi Desalu-Vold

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INTENSE ART MAGAZINE LAUNCH + 1:54 CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR

Intense Art Magazine (I AM) boasts to be the first bilingual paper magazine dedicated to Art, Women and Africa. It is an artististic platform that aims to celebrate women in the field of visual arts, fashion, design and architecture in Africa.

The Amsterdam based magazine also supported by wax fabric manufacturers Vlisco had a London launch on Friday 17th October at the Somerset House to celebrate the premier edition which pays homage to the West Central country of Cameroon; the native country of Angèle Essamba, one of the founders of the magazine.

The invite only launch was attended by individuals from the London African fashion and arty scene and ofcourse we were there to celebrate and appreciate the work of our Cameroon sister Angèle Etoundi Essamba and her co-founders and to thank them for thinking of putting Cameroon on the map.

We also had some time to appreciate the artistic talents of Somerset House’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair which takes its name from the 54 countries of the continent and which ran daily from 16th to 19th October to promote African and Africa related art practices and projects, exploring new perspectives and voices. As Cameroon art talents were also featured, as usual we had to support 😉 Our images below…

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By Cheick Diallo, produced in Bamako, Mali

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Founders Céline & Angèle (left & Middle)
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Founders Céline, Angèle, Françoise

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By Cheick Diallo, produced in Bamako, Mali
By Cheick Diallo, produced in Bamako, Mali
By Cheick Diallo, produced in Bamako, Mali

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Signature please! The trio founders had to sign our copy 😉
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Ola Shobowale, Cynthia, Helen Jennings
Angèle Etoundi Essamba & Cynthia
Angèle Etoundi Essamba & Cynthia – © Sébastien Gracco de Lay
Art Spotting Time!
Art Spotting Time!
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Adejoke Tugbiyele
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Adejoke Tugbiyele
Adjani Okpu-Egbe
Adjani Okpu-Egbe – Cameroon
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Adjani Okpu-Egbe – Cameroon
Adjani Okpu-Egbe
Adjani Okpu-Egbe – Cameroon
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Doual’Art – Cameroon
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Doual’Art – Cameroon
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Doual’Art – Cameroon

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In Homage To The Chibok Girls
Missing (In Homage To The Chibok Girls)
In Homage To The Chibok Girls
Missing (In Homage To The Chibok Girls)
Maimouna Guerresi
Maimouna Guerresi
Maimouna Guerresi
Maimouna Guerresi
Fabrice Monteiro
Fabrice Monteiro
Fabrice Monteiro
Fabrice Monteiro
Vincent Michea
Vincent Michea

We had a fun filled creatively zen Friday morning last week! And you, what did you do?

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STUDIO TIME WITH DADDY BLACK

Daddy Black has no need for frills or the added extras, what he brings to the table is a raw untarnished passion for what he does – singing. Earlier this year he released the audio for “Ah No Be Small Boy” following the great reception he had with “Mami Nyanga” and these tracks confirmed Daddy Black‘s position as one of the most vocally gifted talents in Cameroon urban music.

He has been silent since but he has not given up rather he has been quietly working on his new material in the studio which should be released in the coming weeks. Here below are a few studio time shots for you to savour…

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If you are yet to listen to Ah No Be Small Boy, here is your chance below.

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