There’s this controversial talk going on about who deserves to be called a celebrity in Cameroon and who doesn’t. Now a days everyone wants to be identified as a celeb but do they really merit it? For all we know, a celebrity is someone who is popular, so that means even our guy Epie (rapist) is a celeb.
Also, one might be tempted to think that, the most popular prostitutes in the country are celebrities or even the popular scammers, big club attendees and money sprayers, the slay queens , handsome guys etc are celebs. Some people because they sleep with famous people, automatically become celebs
A lot of celebrities have sprung out in Cameroon which can be a nice thing but it also very confusing. However, the dictionary definitions of celebrity below will help decipher that issue once and for all.
Celebrity refers to the fame and public attention accorded by the mass media to individuals or groups or, occasionally, animals, but is usually applied to the persons or groups of people (celebrity couples, families, etc.) themselves who receive such a status of fame and attention. Celeb status is often associated with wealth (commonly referred to as fame and fortune), while fame often provides opportunities to earn revenue.
Successful careers in sports and entertainment are commonly associated with celebrity status, while political leaders often become celebrities. People may also become celebrities due to media attention on their lifestyle, wealth, or controversial actions, or for their connection to a famous person.
A celebrity is a person who is widely recognized in a given society and commands a degree of public and media attention. The word is derived from the Latin celebritas, from the adjective celeber (“famous,” “celebrated”).
Everybody can become a celeb but please know the meaning before you go ahead to label yourself.
So now that we know Who a celebrity really is , can we start counting the real celebs in Cameroon?