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Erick is the President of CALLYWOOD. A very talented young man full of energy and intelligence. He holds two Master degrees in Computer information Systems and Business Administration. Erick has used those to his greatest advantage. Erick started thinking about the movie industry when he first studied in Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria). T...
Erick is the President of CALLYWOOD. A very talented young man full of energy and
intelligence. He holds two Master degrees in Computer information Systems and
Business Administration. Erick has used those to his greatest advantage. Erick started
thinking about the movie industry when he first studied in Ahmadu Bello University
(Nigeria). There his friends will always tell him that Cameroon cannot produce any
movie. This did not prompt him to pursue a degree in theater Arts or Cinematography.
His pride then was to go back to Cameroon and engage in Politics.
In 1996, He left Nigeria with A degree in History and International Relations. He
moved to the Ivory Coast where he lived with his Sister for a while. When he
immigrated to the US in 1998, He still was not thinking very hard about the movie
industry. Erick decided rather to pursue a career in Business and Information
By early 2005, Erick started noticing the increasing lucrative and glamorous nature of
the film industry and the fact that his home Country(Cameroon) was far behind, vis-a-
vis Nigeria. Erick gathered some few Cameroonians, like Takoh Abraham, Edith Pikwa
Celine Ndip, trained these individuals who had no previous acting experience. Some
made it but others did not .Those who persisted and were very dedicated moved on
with Erick and created a new Cameroon Film Industry and named it CALLYWOOD.
Besides acting, Erick is one of the best African film directors. Erick, his Wife and their
beautiful Daugther and Son live in the USA .
Erick has featured and stared in films such as "The United States Of Africa", "The Price
Of Cheating", "Our In-laws", "The Inheritance","The Secrets Of the House", "Green
Card", "The Sacrificial Lamb". Erick also has a strong passion for music and is a very
talented musician. He released a gospel album last year (Jesus Takes Care) When he is
not acting or taking care of his beautiful daughter and Son, He plays those keyboards
Erick watches Nigerian Movies also and he admires Nigerian Actor and Comedian
Nkem Owoh. He also likes the Angelic voice of Congolese Gospel Singer, Dorcas Kaja.
Erick Says the greatest Politician of all times is Barack Obama. Erick is of the belief also
that Africa will be united one day which is exactly the reason why he created the movie
" The United States Of Africa".