DUALA DUALA: ACTOR, GAFFER & CO-FOUNDER OF CPE LTD.
Who is Duala Duala?
Duala-Ekoko Elijah Duala aka Duala Duala is a gaffer and production coordinator with the Cameroon Phase of Entertainment Limited (CPE); one of the biggest video production companies in Cameroon.
He was one of the company’s co-founders in 2011.
He hails from Bai Sombe, a village in Meme Division – South West Region of Cameroon. He is the 8th child in a family of 13.
A “school boi” in Show Business!
The actor extraordinaire did his primary and secondary education in Buea.
He later went on to achieve:
- A diploma in Human Resource Development and an Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Development at the Pan-African Institute for Development, West Africa (PAID-WA) between 2010-2011.
- A Diploma in Maritime Expertise and Surveillance at Centre D’enseignement Maritime-Cameroon in 2013 and also
- A diploma in Safety and Prevention (Fire Fighting) at the NAVAL Base in Bonanjo Douala-Cameroon that same year.
The journey of Duala Duala.
He began his career in the Cameroon Film Industry as a set coordinator and Gaffer sometime in 2015, in the short film “MIGRATION” directed by Dr. Nkeng Stephens. In 2017, he made his acting debut with the short films “CAESAR” and ”21st AGE (Oblivion)”, both directed by Dr. Nkeng Stephens.
What is a Gaffer?
According to masterclass.com, gaffer is the chief lighting technician on a set and is head of the electrical department. The gaffer’s job is to run a team of lighting technicians to execute the lighting plan for a production. The name “gaffer” in Hollywood actually comes from British slang for a tool called the “gaff,” which was a hooked metal pole used in theatre to adjust the stage lights.
Under the banner of Cameroon Phase of Entertainment Ltd (CPE Ltd), Duala Duala has participated in over 1000 music video projects working with household names like Mr. Leo, Dr. Nkeng Stephens, Daphne, Locko, Tenor, Salatiel, Askia, Mimie, Magasco, Stanley Enow, Mic Monsta, Tzy Panchak, Wax Dey. Lady Ponce, Kameni, Shura, Mani Bella, Longue Longue, and many others.
He has always shown interest in acting since 2014 but only took it professionally in 2021 and has diverse skills
- A rich imaginative capacity can be channeled through taking on different characters
- As a child, he discovered he was gifted with emotional expressions, languages, physicality, and psychological insights.
- He is decorated in Tae Kwon Do and Traditional kickboxing Martial Arts, all of which help make him the ideal actor he is.
Curious about many societal issues, acting allows him to experience “many lifetimes in one lifetime” by taking on different roles and assuming different characters.
He received an award for Best Short Film at the Art City Short Film Festival and also got nominated at the Green Light Awards under the Best Actor Category.
Linkup with Duala Duala
You can connect with Duala Duala through Tel. 6 76 10 89 87.
He can equally be reached via his social media handles.
Twitter @ DualaDuala
Grand Douala the great gapher
A living legend
My best unique coach Duala Duala, best actor❤
Hard work and consistency in his story, more of a super naturally African breed worth emulating. More wins more wings on this promising journey. Jah bless
Duala Duala my best cameroonian Actor , bad ass sexy artist and best cinematic gaffer. Very very professional. I love you , big kiss
Go go gooooooooooooo
This article is wonderful. Yes!!!
This is actually me I just read about.
THANK YOU Black style media.
I’m pretty wound up ❤
Beautifully scripted. Duala Duala is Cameroon’s action figure to look out for. A dynamic talent indeed.
Can’t wait for L’axe Lourd to drop.
’bout time blood. Hollywood’s future is here. From 237 roots to the world. Keep burning
This is just wonderful
This is wonderful. Kudos to you Duala, continue this great work.
No doubt the best in Africa at what he does. World class guys. Y’all just don’t know it yet. But u will…hang around so when it drops I’ll say “I told y’all”. On God
This is beautifully articulated. I have known Duala Duala for some time now and I think ,he is a selfless leader, always walking behind his family so as to be able to see them all and protect them all. Sometimes, I wonder where this kind of a being comes from. So dedicated in work that he enjoys .Knows how to get into his character methodically and comes out to work in the technical department and then gets back into his role with a relatively ease . Chapeau breda!!
Amazing big bruh
Big Nas is everything entertainment in one…Legend for Reals
I know him to be a respectful person and always joyful, a good example of entertainment. Very skilled artist with an intelligent mindset.
My bossI respect you sir, your passion for your work is what I admire most about you
More efforts y’all
Very insightful! Duala Duala! A terrific human to know. You are meant for the best things! The GAFFER! And so much more. God bless you! Soon, the world at large will enjoy your beautiful, powerful energy. God bless you. #Laxelourd
Great actor,super talented writer and much more…keep it up bro
Duala Duala is the real deal. I vouch for him anytime…
Duala Duala is one of the best to ever do it. Beast in front and behind the camera. Can’t wait to watch L’Axe Lourd.
Duala Duala is one of the most motivated persons i’ve ever came across; with a very deep passion for movies and audiovisual productions. One of his aspirations is to improve on the Cameroon movie industry by demonstrating his expertise and talented skills in acting.. No doubt he has come this far.
Ball of energy and talents
go Papi ❤️
May the Lord continue to give you wisdom and the strength to excel in you career. Duala we are proud of you , your talent is not ordinary you are an actor with a difference continue with the good work.