Category: Apex Snapshot


A Cameroon Film Industry crew, led by produced/director Chefor Lessly is in Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo, for a movie shoot. Filming of DRC scenes just rounded off a few minutes ago. Back in their hotel, the actors and technicians will be speaking to Apex 1 Radio, amongst them Afah Blessing, Nsuh George, Young Eystein, Irene Nangi, Abel Di and Chefor Lessly. They will be speaking on Apex Snapshot which begins at 3pm EST (8pm in Katanga) on Catch you then!




Just watching actors interpret roles in a movie may seem to the viewer as though it’s chocolate. But the artists who boldly go in front of the camera and coin the message to go across via their actions would tell you it’s not usually what it seems to be. It requires more than just wearing beautiful costumes and make-ups and coming on set. It takes a certain degree of interpretive capacity in a bid to tailor the act to have its intended impact on the audience. Over the years, Syriette Che has understood this challenge and has finetuned her acting skills to meet the standards, set by actors who got into the art before her. Having put in much to that effect, Syriette who is one of the lead actresses in SAMBA (TV series produced by Brenda Elung and directed by Enah Johnscott), is now reaping the fruits of hard work. She had hardly digested the 2018 The African Film Festival (TAFF) Best Actress in Lead Role when two other awards came calling – 2018 CAAFA Best Actress in Supporting Role and 2018 Next Generation Awards (NEGA) Best Actress in Supporting Role. And you would imagine that all these came within a few months, the same year. Such recognition is clear an indication that the performing artist has convincing acting up her sleeves. This Sunday, September 26, 2018, Apex 1 Radio celebrates Syriette Che. The award-winning actress will present the story of her career and where exactly she hopes to take it to. She will be the protagonist on Apex Snapshot (film version). The show starts at 11am eastern time (4pm in Bamenda) on Also join live on Facebook. Catch you then!




You do not need statistics to prove that African is amazingly doing well in the area of education. There is hardly any country on the continent with gold-plated opportunities, especially upon graduation. To that effect, post-learning life easily becomes an uncertainty, leaving scores of graduates joylessly roaming. But since Africans have consciously learned to transform very sour lemons offered them into aromatic lemonade, education has found a comfortable position in their living rooms. Consequently, the smooth rapport with education has placed Africans who have immigrated to the USA on a good footing.
As time unfolds therefore, many Africans working in the healthcare sector are looking beyond just earning incomes as Nurses. They are increasingly getting concerned about Nursing education which constitutes a huge portion of learning, not only for immigrants but for Americans as well.
In a country where healthcare needs keep increasing, there is obviously a rising need for workers in this sector and consequently greater need for education to that effect. There is therefore a conspicuous trend of young Africans who are emerging to contribute to this effort in educating the people who take care of the sick and in most cases, the elderly.
Abduliny Conteh is a young Sierra Leonean with such a perspective. After mustering the courage to set up a Nursing school, he succeeded in doing so and today, ALISAB School of Nursing is a reality. To the Arlington, Virginia-based healthcare worker and nursing educator, there is nothing as fulfilling as empowering people in his community with nursing education. Of course, it is no news today that healthcare is the biggest consumer of workers in the USA and equally a sector that needs adequate attention. It is likely still going to be the case for years to come.
If Africa for instance, has enjoyed its fair share of remittances over the years, it is largely thanks to Nursing – there is little doubt about that. Educating more people therefore, would just be a direct translation of development for the continent. Conteh got on the right track therefore.
And so as we write, ALISAB School of Nursing has begun its own quota of history-making with classes ongoing on the Arlington, Virginia campus (address on the flyer). For one thing, Abduliny Conteh believes in making education the friendliest companion. It’s the same vision he has with ALISAB School of Nursing which he is clad in the necessary resources to give it an additional value in the healthcare industry.
As you get ready to enroll, also find time this to listen to the founder of what is now described around the DMV as one of the best things happening to Nursing education – ALISAB. Abduliny Conteh, accompanied by his team, will be speaking live on Apex Snapshot this Saturday, June 30, 2018. The show will start at 5pm eastern time (11pm in Freetown-Sierra Leone) on You are encouraged to call in at 614-772-2624, if you have questions for our guests. See you then!


Unlike politics where a politician must get on their mark by creating a base before leaping, arts can catapult an artist in less than no time. In fact, that breakthrough may happen on day one. The only requirement is an artistic masterpiece – the one which can shine an artist’s light so brightly to the point of drowning any little portion of darkness. Such works have the propensity of emitting only positive reactions.
It would not be any exaggeration if one used this assertion to describe Sama Babila Carlson’s CNN-Black Panther comic piece now said to be one of the most amazing things that happened to comedy of late. Released a couple of days ago, the piece, a make-believe interview on CNN about reactions to the Black Panther movie, has attracted enormous admiration for the comedian. “How would a man be so meticulous in crafting this?” a Sama admirer wondered.
This work which has gone viral is definitely just what was required for the UK-based Cameroonian comedian to get to the spotlight and today hats are doffing.
It would however be interesting to know how the comedian knitted this piece for it to be this palatable. It would even be more interesting to trace his route into the art he seems to know best. Sama Babila Carlson, who doubles as a Medical Doctor (currently studying) tells his own story on radio this Friday, march 30, 2018. Join us to discover the intellectual comedian on Apex Snapshot which begins at 12 noon eastern time (5pm GMT). The show will be live on Apex 1 Radio – Catch you on the airwaves!


Upon return from the September 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, women and sympathizers of their course were not only amazed, but heaved a sigh of relief that a very strong point had been made – equality! Things were definitely not going to be the same again.
Even if the tables were not going to turn on the same day, the notion or mindset of equal everything for men as well as women, had been forced down the throat of the world.
23 years down the road, has Beijing been achieved? Is equality a reality? Have women had lesser problems than they did prior to Beijing? Have many more women become world leaders as scores of them desired soon after Beijing? Have many more women become Chief Executive Officers of big companies and institutions? Have the voices of women been heard enough? These and many more issues face women squarely today. Join some of them on radio this Saturday as they discuss and attempt solutions to their problems. FOCUS ON WOMEN hits the airwaves at exactly 3pm eastern time (7pm in Kumasi, Ghana) on Catch you then!


Any narrative that does not mention Gasha as one of the pioneers of the current phenomenal era of Cameroonian urban music would be wrong.  Her emergence almost seven years ago was a remarkable signal of what has become a successful music movement today. For one thing, Gasha is so distinguished, even when her genre is common amongst the artists of her generation. She gives it an additional touch that makes anything Gasha so cajoling. It is hard to tell if the artist, author of the timeless KHAKI MBERE, went on a sabbatical because her tracks have the propensity to stay with lovers of Gasha’s music forever. But some feeling of the artist’s absence for a while was gripping enough to entertain questions of her whereabouts. Did BACK TO LIFE, released over a fortnight ago answer that question? Even if it did, there are certainly more questions fans of the artist plus listeners of Apex 1 Radio would have loved to have responses to. Gasha will be our guest on APEX SNAPSHOT on Apex 1 Radio – this Sunday, March 4, 2018. The show which will be broadcast from Columbus, Ohio, USA begins at 12 noon eastern time (6pm in Buea). Produced by Marcel Adig and Ayo Akinuli aka AY, the show will be hosted by Ernest Kanjo, accompanied by Crystal Beauty of the Crystal Beauty Show. Award-winning Gasha (AFRIMMA 2014 Best Female Artist in Central Africa) hit the music road in 2012 and since then, has marched on to success with distinguished collaborations with frontline singers including Stanley Enow, Magasco, Nabil and Ugandan Eddy Kenzo.