Presenter, blogger, and founder of dcodedtv Joan Ngomba is celebrating her 10th career anniversary as a media personality.
Joan Ngomba is one of Cameroon’s top presenters. In her 10 years of working in this industry, she has worked in Nigeria for pulse.ng and now runs her own company in Cameroon.
She has graced and hosted some major red carpet events in Africa like MAMAs, AMVCA, AMAA, SOUND CITY MUSIC AWARDS, INDUSTRY NITE NIGERIA , AFRICA FASHION WEEK NIGERIA, LAGOS FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK, FIAFA FASHION SHOW, ANNUAL SHOW CAMEROON ETC,
She has also had the opportunity to interview some of the biggest names in entertainment such as R.Kelly, Brandy, Rick Ross, TPain, Tiwa Savage, Omotola Jalade, Nadia Buari, Burna Boy, Alex Ekubo and many more.
Joan is fast becoming one of Cameroon’s best presenter. We sat down with her to know more about her journey, and what we should expect from her. Here’s the juice.
JN. Joan Ngomba
BQ. Who is Joan Ngomba?
JN. Joan Ngomba is a blogger and TV personality from Cameroon. I hail from the South West Region and enjoy being happy and helpful
BQ. Why a career in media?
JN. Media is the best form of communication to a larger audience. So why not? I love to talk, listen and be a medium of communication between two people or more.. either to solve an issue or spread an issue
BQ. Tell us how it all started
JN. It’s a long story I have told on various occasions. However, two Nigerian names come to mind: I.K Osakwioduwa and Sunday. These guys unknowingly gave me a career. And people like Valery Ikome, Chief Bisi Olatilo and Leonard Steigler help pushed and trained me to become who or what I am today. A radio and TV presenter and producer as well as a content writer.
BQ. Who do you look up to as far as media is a concern?
JN. There are so many people I look up to in the media field but to those, I’ve been stalking for years include IK Osakioduwa, Ryan Seacrest, Bonang Matheba, Denrele, Larry King and Giuliana Rancic. These are phenomenal people in media I follow very closely.
BQ. How do you see the media space in Cameroon? Promising?
JN. The media space in Cameroon is growing but there’s more to be done. I see unprofessionally to an extent but it’s fine. We are working to make things better. All I wish for is the rise of more private media companies. I believe they can make the difference. Too many lies and fake news on many media stations in Cameroon.
Thank God for social media and blogging. Now, they’re like the best forms of communication in this country. Which is not to be so.
BQ.What are some of the challenges that media personalities like you face?
JN. The challenges are plenty, you know. Especially in Cameroon. Sourcing for fact news is hard. Getting people to read or watch anything local is even harder. And to become a brand is 3 times harder. All these things are to make media personalities grow and be more focused but hey, we will get there
BQ. A whole decade of working in this industry. How do you feel celebrating your 10th anniversary?
JN. It’s a mixed feeling for me celebrating a decade in media. I didn’t achieve some of the things I had wished for when I began but I remain grateful for doing all I have in these 10 solid years. I want to remain thankful and continue to work hard to make most of my dreams come true.
BQ. What has been your highlight?
JN. My highlight has been to be able to gain experiences and great memories along the way. I have worked with some of the best people in the business, made great relationships with entertainers and colleagues and I also graced some of the biggest red carpets in African entertainment. So, as I look forward to my next decade, I wish for more of these and for me to inspire and train other younger people.
BQ. Looking back what are some of the things you would change if given a chance?
JN. I have a habit to never regret my actions or decisions. I am pleased with my current situation and will only do better to become better as I remain open-minded and ready to work with others to achieve goals. So, I won’t change a thing… not yet.
BQ. What hard lessons have you learned during the last 10years?
JN. Hard lessons learned will take it easy. Never to over stress myself. Make healthier decisions and relationships.
BQ. What should we expect from you? Any new projects?
JN. I just want my baby, Dcoded TV Show to go on air… I need Cameroonians to see what my team and I are capable of. I am also partnering with other media stakeholders on music and fashion projects in Cameroon so we can be moving forward. I am open to making big money moves from now on
Congratulations Joan! We at Bequadi are proud of the good pace you have set as far as blogging and reporting are concerned.
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