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Africa Top Success Awards: Thomas Ngijol, the African actor of the year?

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Thomas Ngijol is making the buzz with his new movie that has Africa for theme, “Le Crocodile de Botswanga” (The Crocodile of Botswanga), a caustic comedy on African autocrats and the “Françafrique”, produced by his friend, Fabrice Eboué.

Thomas Ngijol was known by the general public with Jamel Comedy Club. He was born on 30th October 1978 in Paris.

He is the son of Gilbert Ngijol, Cameroonian sociologist, and Crescence Ngijol, a nurse, fervent Christian.

Who will be elected the African actor of the year?

  • Thomas Ngijol (Cameroon)
  • Mahamadou Tiendrébeogo alias Souké (Burkina Faso)
  • Mike Ezuruonye (Nigeria)
  • Djimon Hounsou (Benin)
  • Idris Elba (Sierra Leone)
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He spent his youth at Maisons-Alfort, in Val-de-Marne in Paris region.

He started as presenter at the primary school of the school complex, Aimé et Eugénie Cotton de Bonneuil-sur-Marne in Val-de-Marne.

He then met Dieudonné in taking part in live theater courses given at the “Théâtre de la Main d’Or” in Paris.

He tried his chance in solo at Moloko in Paris with his one-man-show, “Bienvenue” He got noticed by Kader Aoun who opened him the doors of Jamel Comedy Club.

He has presented on Canal+, in the program “Le Grand Journal”, a daily column for two seasons (2006-2008). His most known sketches are “Un Superman Noir”! “Les jeux olympiques d’hiver”, “Le Bac et Mon retour du Cameroun”.

In September, 2008, he joined the program of Stéphane Bern “Le Fou du roi” on France Inter.

In October, 2010, he produced his first movie with his former colleague of Jamel Comedy Club, Fabrice Éboué, “Case depart”, a comedy about slavery which setting was situated in the West Indies. He was also one of the actors and the scriptwriter. He is living with Karole Rocher.

2006 : Bienvenue
2007 : Le Jamel Comedy Club Envahit Le Casino De Paris
2009 : A block

2006 : Les Abyssiens (short-film) by Alex Alabaz
2008 : Vilaine de Jean-Patrick Benes and Allan Mauduit : Innocent
2009 : Le Chihuahua de Beverly Hills by Raja Gosnell : voix française de Montézuma
2011 : La Chance de ma vie by Nicolas Cuche : Vincent
2011 : Case Départ by Thomas Ngijol, Fabrice Eboué and Lionel Steketee : Joël
2011 : Sans pudeur ni morale by Jean-Pascal Zadi
2014 : Le Crocodile du Botswanga by Fabrice Eboué and Lionel Steketee : Bobo Babimbi
2014 : Fast Life by Thomas Ngijol

2006 – 2008 : Jamel Comedy Club
2006 – 2008 : Le Grand Journal (saisons 3 & 4) : the Top 5
2008 : Inside jamel comedy club : himself
2010 : Ils se foot du monde avec Darren Tulett
2010 : Le Grand Journal (saison 7) : Humoristic comments on the political events of the week
2010 : Du hard ou du cochon! : Détective McSpade
2012 : Bref (episode 54: «Y’a des gens qui m’énervent») : himself


Original text by: Roger ADZAFO

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