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Keep Walking: Three Cameroonians among Africa’s Top 30

The 2023 edition of the Keep Walking – Africa Top 30, has unveiled the list of outstanding personalities across Africa, excelling in their respective spheres of music, fashion, art, film and media.

The co-organizers Johnnie Walker and Trace Africa, held an event in Douala on November 1, to honour the distinguished public figures.

Beta Tinz founder and CEO of Beta Media, Clarisse Ndinge, alongside music artist Tenor, and actress Nimo Loveline, represented Cameroon.

A wide range of factors made the three personalities stand out.

Thierry Mengoumou Ayia known as Tenor has carved a niche for himself in Francophone Africa as a rapper and songwriter. From his emergence in 2016 with the song Do Le Dab, he has gained a huge fanbase, catching the interest of Ivorians in particular, who considered him the new Arafat after the death of the artist in 2019. 

He has been signed under the international label Universal Music Africa, since 2017, and has had a three-part world tour with 39 appearances. He has won several awards including the MTN ZIK Awards, Canal D’Or and AFRIMA Awards. 

Nimo Loveline is an award-winning Cameroonian actress, singer, model and host. She was noticed after playing the lead role in the film “The Planters Plantation”, which earned her the award for Best Cameroonian Actress at the 2022 Ecran Noirs Festival.

Loveline’s career started after she won a modelling competition while in High School. She later joined the Ruphina’s House of Fame, a talent training agency in Bamenda and featured in several short films. She has also featured on other renowned movies such as “Saving Mbango” and “Fisherman’s Dairy”.

In the media, Mokwe Clarisse Ndingetua, has been honoured as one of the most influential media personalities in Cameroon and Africa. She is the founder of Beta Media a Douala-Based, West African Innovation Award Winning Public Relations Agency.

Through a journey which started in 2017, when she established her company, Clarisse has strived hard and broken myths about women’s chances of success in entrepreneurship. She is a holder of a BSc in Petroleum Engineering, but the lack of jobs left her with no option but to explore other opportunities.

Today, Beta Tinz is able to shape culture and innovate communication across multiple ethnicities. With the Beta Torpoh talk show, Beta Girls Organization and Beta Media Group, Clarisse Ndinge has been able to uplift brilliance, thus inspiring the younger generation significantly.

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