After its much publicized and widely-acclaimed maiden issue a couple of months ago, Summit Magazine has confirmed that it is a force to reckon with on the Cameroonian media landscape with its second issue. Unlike the maiden issue which focused exclusively on people, the second issue diversifies considerably with articles on tourist attractions such as village of Bakingili at the foot of Mount Fako and the legendary Menchum falls. It has also a health column written by renowned cardiologist Dr. WallyMuna,and a literary page with a review of Chimamannda Ngozi Adichie's award-winning Half of a Yellow Sun.
Individuals profiled in this issue include CRTV's Adele Mballa Atangana and Louise Mbango of Kappo & Lady B fame, and popular crooner Ottou Marcelin among others.
What however makes this issue stand out is its cover interview with former Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) news anchor, Julius Wamey, who left the state-owned media outfit in disgust in the mid 1990s. In this fascinating interview, Wamey talks of his journey from CRTV offices in Mballa II, Yaounde to his current position at the World Bank on the banks of the Potomac in Washington DC.
He also talks at length about his legendary clashes with CRTV management during the tumultuous early years of Cameroon's democratization experiment, and about his Radio Cameroon career which began with a dare in a bar in Yaounde. Julius Wamey also dwells on his equally unorthodox academic trajectory that saw him dropping out of secondary school in Form Three to tutor himself for the GCE and eventually ending up in the renowned Department of Journalism at American University. (Full disclosure: I interviewed Julius Wamey for this cover story).
This must-keep issue of Summit Magazine is available in both hard and digital formats. The print copy sells for $6:50 in the US (including shipping and handling) while the digital version which delivered via Internet costs $5.00.
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