By Etienne Mainimo Mengnjo
She is called Quinta Ekei, a native of Wum in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. Quinta Ekei may not be known by many but she has become one of the great pillars in some movies circulating in Cameroon.
As a lover of entertainment, Ekei joined the industry some years back thanks to the CEO of Immortal Vibes Entertainment, Ewi Van Vicram. After being proposed a script, she saw it as the story of her life.
“…The story actually touched me and I decided to give it a try. My passion pushed me to perform well and, since then, I have fallen in love with movie acting. Gradually, actors like Ewi Van Vicram, Ottia Vitalis, Eyong Quinta, Enah Johnscott, Elisaberth Ngongnag as well as others further motivated me,” Ekei said.
Having featured in about seven movies, Ekei is optimistic that the coming days will be bright. She has featured in movies such as, Living in Pain, Last Mission, Before My Wedding, Over My dead Body and Mbong.
On set, Ekei is most comfortable and delighted, given that, at that particular moment, she is endowed with a message to the society. “I see myself at my most comfortable level because I feel so delighted doing it. This I know is a means of transmitting a message into the world.”
On how Cameroon can be a point of focus nationally and internationally, Ekei says, “As for me, I can say, from what I’ve seen so far, Cameroon is one of the African countries with unique story lines and most prominent and promising talent in the domain of entertainment.”
To rise to the top, “Cooperation should be the code, that is, those with names up there shouldn’t look at those still struggling as the last class of people because we all need each other, without the people down you can never be up.”
She said the Government should support and encourage the entertainment industry so that they can be motivated and stimulated to do more than what is done now. Apart from being an actor, Quinta Ekei is a nurse.