Nkanya Nkwai

Nkanya Nkwai is one of Cameroons talented actor, writer and producer who was born in a polygamous family in Dumbo-Berabe, Donga Mantung Division of the Northwest Region of Cameroon in 1982. Education has always ben a priority, he attended Presbyterian School Dumbo-Berabe, a village far away from Nkambe, attended Government High School Ako and Government Bilingual High School Nkambe where he had his Advance level. He enrolled into the University of Yaounde 1 known as Ngoa et Kelle, one of the biggest University in the Nation. He joined the Youths With A Mission team in Worcester, South Africa and later moved to LCC International University in Lithuania and also did internship at the Pine Street Church in Boulder, Colorado in the U.S. Apart from the places where he lived which was merely for educational purposes, he lived and grew into a man in Idenau, a local town in Cameroon and Mile 4 Limbe but now resides in Buea after he returned from overseas.
Nkanya made his first appearance on a movie set in 2008 with Seaside movies, Limbe, where he played a lead role in the movie Becky Diana then supporting lead in The Walking Stick. He left Cameroon for further studies abroad and that marked a pause on film related activities till 2010 when he landed a role in a mega play The Crucible performed by LCC International University in Lithuania. He continued with the university theater troop performing in several other university Plays but was not known to the Cameroonian public until 2012 when he resurfaced with the blockbuster, The African Guest shot in Colorado, U.S.A and Cameroon. From 2012 to 2016 Nkanya has written several screenplays one of which has been optioned by a renown France based Cameroonian producers. Apart from acting and writing, Nkanya Nkwai is also into producing, he has produced four movies in four years; The African Guest , ViriNightfall and Life Point starring Gerard Essomba, now in post production. He has co produced the movie Woman for Goretti Etchu-Egbe and has been Unit director for three movies Ben & Ara that has won several awards and recognition across the planet for Constance Ejuma in the U.SDouble Life for Djemba-Djemba in Belgium and Broken Pieces for Addy Timany in Belgium.

Nkanya Nkwai, who has been nominated in several awards both national and international, he hasn't by no means lost any award. He is one of Cameroon's most decorated actor both in the national and international scene. In 2014, he won best actor for the Ecrans Noirs Award also known as Black Screenwhile still in 2014 he was nominated best actor for the Cameroon Music Movie Award CMMA. In the 2015 Ecrans Noirs Award or Black Screen edition, his movie was awarded as best film 2015, the Nightfall, a very interesting movie that featured Nkanya Nkwai himself and other top Cameroonian actors. Still in 2015, at the RATU Festival in Douala, Nightfall was still awarded as best film. At the Festivale Pan Africaine or Pan African Festival in 2016, one of the movies he took part in Ben and Ara was at the top of the chart. The movie won best film at the festival and again in 2016, one of Cameroon's finest top celebrity Agbor Gilbert who organized the Cameroon International Film Festival, CAMIFF, confirmed Ben and Ara was a good movie. It won best film at the CAMIFF. 

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