But the rules have been changing, as social media and the rise of smartphone culture and cheap internet in Cameroon have substantially altered how celebrities are treated and how people gain the vast platform of fame.
Daily, "wannabe stars" launch themselves into the Cameroon Entertainment Industry through social media. Most of these people only get 15 minutes of fame and even when it lasts, the social media stars are too visible to have “real” jobs, but too broke not to. You can never know their accounts were empty as many of them are very good at escaping reality and creating a perfect world for themselves online.
How many Cameroonian social media celebrities can actually match the "noise" they make online with reality? Where are the countless projects that we have been told to expect but at the end of the day "no show"! Should these groups of people even be classed as "celebrities"?
Who do you class as a celebrity? Let us know on the comment section.