Young artists, comedians, actors and actresses in the North West region have been given a tap to go ahead in their careers, despite the sociopolitical situation in the region.
This is one of the reasons why Sunrise Arts and Cultural Festival, SACFEST together with sponsors like the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP brought together young talents of diverse sectors in the region to promote them during the cultural festival which ran from April 5 to April 9 in Bamenda.
The five days event involved music performance, projection of films, comedy, poetic performance and fashion exhibition.
The young talented artists, comedians, actors and actresses who submitted for the program were given time to showcase in front of their fans and audience.
At the closing ceremony, prizes and trophies were awarded to the bests as a way to recognize what they have been doing and also to push them ahead.
According to the Coordinator, Tikum Titus, one of the reasons behind the 2022 Sunrise Arts and Cultural Festival was to let the population free their minds from the gunshots and move on with their activities.
“The first reason why we brought up this festival was to make sure that people have an avenue where they meet, celebrate, rejoice and forget about some of the tortures that we have been going through in the course of the Anglophone crisis and covid-19 crisis,” Tikum Titus, Coordination of SACFEST said
At the end of the event, participants also expressed satisfaction as some were recognized in their different domains.
“What caught my attention was the enthusiasm and the population during the maiden edition. I am also excited because my film “Breaking loss from the shackles” featured and actually won a prize. So this will be like a booster for me to come back next year,” Tongué Tongué Laurent Ghislain said
The festival caught the attention of the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP because it falls under their recovery programme in the North West region.