Cultural diplomacy: Cameroon movie industry imposes on the African market. The Cameroon film industry is considered to be at its crippling stage and many are highly expecting the time for its stand up and walk. Cameroon is a bicultural country and the movie industry is divided into the French and the English sectors
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Emmanuel Macron the young and enthusiastic French president has embarked on a project to make French great again and his case study is Africa.
Former air hostess Martina big a German white woman has turned herself into black and now claims she is African. The white glamour model is said to have spent £50,000 on surgery in a bid to transform herself into an ‘exotic Barbie.
Mastering the best cities in Cameroon in terms of popularity is quite important. Tourist literature describes Cameroon as Africa in miniature meaning it offers all the diversity of Africa – in climate, culture, and geography.
In general terms, contemporary African popular music is referred to as “Afropop”. Afropop does not refer to any specific style of sound and rhythm. Most contemporary genres of African popular music build on cross-pollination with western popular music. Among African popular music such as blues, jazz, salsa, zouk, rumba, and makossa is the trending genre “Afrobeat”
The election of the next President General of NOWEFU at the General Assembly meeting is due to take place in Nkambe Central Subdivision of Donga Mantung, today 25th November 2017.
What is cultural diplomacy? According to the Oxford dictionary, cultural diplomacy refers to the furthering of international relations by cultural exchange; the practice of publicizing and exhibiting examples of one’s national culture abroad.
Did you know that Yoruba is the largest ethnic group in Africa with a population estimated at 35 million people. They mainly occupy the southwestern parts of Nigeria as well as southern Benin. (That’s by the way).
Cultural Diplomacy (or “Diplomacy between Cultures”) has existed as a practice for centuries. Whilst the term “cultural diplomacy” has only recently been established, evidence of its practice can be seen throughout history and has existed for centuries. Explorers, travelers, traders, teachers, and artists can be all considered living examples of “informal ambassadors” or early “cultural diplomats”.
I personally love this concept and I will be throwing more light on it with focus on African cultural diplomacy ranging from music, movies, dressing, to food, and literature. To better understand my series of blog posts compiled on this category, it will be important to go through this article to be well informed about the new nice concept.
What values do names have? Are names given for particular reasons? These and many other questions readily come to mind whenever one comes across the name of a person or a place for the very first time.
In Africa, the names of people and places denote much more than what we often hear and read. African names connote exotic and beautiful meanings reflecting aspects of traditional rights and values, ancestors, great warriors of the past, celestial bodies and even God. For example, my name Tanyu also spelled Tanyv means “The father of God” Munang means “This is me”. what about yours?
Back in the days Pidgin English was considered as a language for the illiterate. It was used mostly to transmit
the word of God to the local population in west and some parts of central Africa as well as for business transaction even after the era of decolonization.