Nkanya Nkwai

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BORN                 March 16th, 1982
NATIONALITY          Cameroonian

OCCUPATION           Actor/Producer and a Screen Writer

NET WORTH            Undisclosed


Production House     DreamsAlive Productions

CONTACT              nkanyankwai@gmail.com

Personal Life

Nkanya Nkwai is one of Cameroon's prominent film maker, a superstar. Born in a polygamous family in march of 1982, in Dumbo-Berabe, Donga Mantung Division of the Northwest Region of Cameroon in 1982, education always was his priority. He attended Presbyterian School Dumbo-Berabe, after which he attended Government High School Ako and Government Bilingual High School Nkambe where he had his Advance level Certificate. He enrolled into the University of Yaounde 1, one of the biggest Universities 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 an 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. He now resides in Buea since his return from overseas.

Movie Career

Nkanya made his first appearance on a movie set in 2008 with Seaside movies, Limbe, where he played the lead role in the movie Becky Diana, and 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 which was his maiden project as a producer, 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 producer. A seasoned writer and producer, Nkanya Nkwai has produced four movies in four years; The African Guest , Viri, the award winning Nightfall 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.S, Double Life for Djemba-Djemba in Belgium and Broken Pieces for Addy Timany in Belgium.

Social Life

Nkanya was born into a christian home. He is humble, caring and sensitive. When he is not on a movie set, he spends time with his extended family and friends. He likes hanging out with all sort of people but conveniently with trusted friends. Occasionally likes bar hopping and dancing. He loves visiting the dark sandy beaches of Limbe. When it comes to sports, Nkanya Nkwai is not left out. He was one of those who championed Mount Cameroon FC, a popular football club in the Southwest Region of Cameroon. Also known as an international traveler, having been to Colorado in the United States and in Lithuania in Europe, among other places, there is little wonder why the name sticks.


Nkanya Nkwai has been nominated in several awards both national and international, gathering his fair share of acclaim. He is one of Cameroon's most decorated actors both on the national and international scenes. In 2014, he won best actor at the Ecrans Noirs Film Festival for his performance in The African Guest and another nomination for best actor at the Cameroon Music Movie Award CMMA. In the 2015 edition of the Ecrans Noirs Film Festival his movie Nightfall featuring Epulle Jeffrey, Clem Ohameze, Nkanya Nkwai himself and a host of other top acts, was awarded the prize for best film. Still in 2015, at the RATU International Film Festival in Douala, Nightfall still took home the prize for best film. At the Festivale Pan Africaine or Pan African Festival in 2016, one of the movies he took part in as Unit Director in Cameroon, Ben and Ara was at the top of the charts. The movie won best film at the festival and was again recognized as in 2016 as best film in the maiden edition of the Cameroon International Film Festival. Nkanya Nkwai has won close to seven awards in his career with the entertainment industry.

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