By Augustine Nyuykongi
Two Cameroonian Actors have received awards at the just concluded Sotigui Awards, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Eshu Rigobert Tamwa and Emmy Danny Bassong were awarded the prizes for the Best Male and Female Actors for their role in the TV series “Madame…Monsieur.”
The Award Ceremony was held on November 13, 2021, and was attended by some of Africa’s best entertainers.
Emmy Danny Bassong took to her Facebook page after being given the award to express her satisfaction at being voted for the award. She wrote on her Facebook “I can’t thank you enough for the individual efforts. I can only do at my level what my heart tells me to do to express my joy,”
The actress also promised to share a meal with some of her fans at her African Restaurant on November 20, 2021.
Several other serial African entertainers like Amélie Mbaye of Senegal, Cornnie Ferguson of South Africa, and Seelo Maake KaNcube.
This year’s edition of the Sotigui Awards was its sixth edition. It has over the years rewarded African actors and Actresses for their exploits in promoting the culture of their African societies.
Initiated by the Sotigui Academy in Burkina Faso, the Sotigui Award has a mission to create a permanent and solemn framework of recognition and celebration of the profession of film and audiovisual actors from Africa and the diaspora.