“Depth” Defines His Artistic Role


Raphael Obi Tambe

He loves acting as a simple journey of discovery.

From being a mass server to dancing, singing as well as reading bible verses in church, Tambe Raphael Efim Obi, is today a committed Cameroonian actor, with focus on getting to higher heights no matter how difficult the film industry path might be in the country.

The 28-year-old actor who is a graduate from the University of Buea says 10 years back, his exposure to different social practices in church such as theatre, built his confidence in film acting which effectively came into the limelight in 2012 when the film producer, Nkanya Nkwai, called him to act a minor role in the movie “Viri” directed by Enah Johnscott featuring other actors such as Desmond Wyte, Alene Menget.

Since then, Raphael Obi Tambe has worked on several film projects such as “Maalle”, “A Breach of Trust”, “A Good Time to Divorce”, “Little Cindy” and “Rose on a Grave” as an actor and chief lightening technician.

Raphael Obi never expected his film career to be an easy journey, reason why he decided to take one step at a time having in mind that an artist should be able to make money from his/her art rather than thinking that being an artist is already money. According to Raphael Obi, his years so far as an actor have been good with remarkable moments when he meets great and creative minds in the film industry from whom he can learn something.

As a film actor and film maker Raphael Obi sees acting from a creative and artistic perspective. “Interpreting roles of different characters created in a screenplay simply reges me as an actor to...



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