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Cameroon – AFCON 2016: Video for official anthem to be edited in France, despite the many talented editors in Cameroon

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Written by Deckson N.

The shooting of the music video “Tribute to footballers (Hommages aux footballeuses in French),” the official anthem of the 2016 Women’s AFCON is completed. Shot in the cities of Buea, Limbe and Yaounde with the presence of Charlotte Dipanda and Richard Kings, the two main performers of this song which wants an exaltation of the Cameroonian hospitality, the video will be edited in France.

The announcement is from the Communication Commission of the Organizing Committee (COCOM-COCAN). “Charlotte Dipanda and Richard Kings completed on August 14 in Yaounde the shooting of the video of the anthem of the AFCON started in Limbe and Buea in Cameroon five days earlier. The duo returned to France with the footage shot to be edited in the best studios and by expert with professional hands, according to members of the shooting crew met in Yaounde, “informs the journalist Jean Baptiste Biaye member of COCAN-COCOM.

This provoked criticism from many poeple. In Facebook in particular, some believe that local expertise is marginalized.

Criticisms which are explained by the fact that almost all of the important tasks that revolve around the organization of the opening ceremony of the AFCON is entrusted to non-Cameroonians. So for that opening ceremony, the French Daniel Charpentier was chosen to design the parade. Moroccan Agnes Guillard will accompany the communication Commission in this area.

The music of the official anthem of the AFCON was composed with the help of Thierry Vaton Martinique, arranger director at the Opera Garnier. This is not welcomed by some who believe that Cameroonians are capable of doing all that. The video should be available in mid-September.

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