RATU International Festival Cameroon gets ready for a mind-blowing cultural event

RATU is a word in the Indonesian language meaning QUEEN and according to its founder, RATU Erma Olierhoek, the name represents class, elegance, uniqueness and beauty.

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RATU International festival of music, film and fashion coming to Cameroon

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Cameroonians are getting ready to be thrilled at the maiden edition of the RATU International Festival scheduled to hold in Douala on October 29-31.

RATU is a word in the Indonesian language meaning QUEEN and according to its founder, RATU Erma Olierhoek, the name represents class, elegance, uniqueness and beauty.

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Erma Oliehoek, CEO RATU Festival play Erma Olierhoek - RATU Festival CEO (Facebook)

"RATU is meant to educate, promote and celebrate the culture and tourism of the people," Erma tells Pulse.ng. She adds that, "I hope this event can encourage a lot of people to keep being creative and innovative. I also hope this event can elevate all the talented people who want to move forward and get the right place to show case their talents and get the right connections."

play Legendary football star, Roger Miller at the RATU International Festival press conference in September

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The RATU Festival will be focused on exploring and exposing the beauty of the Cameroonian culture through fashion, film and music. Designers will be given a platform to showcase the beauty of the African print while music and movie stars will be able to showcase the beauty of the traditional rhythm/blues and touristic sites in the country.

Although there are many challenges during the planning of the event, Olierhoek says "it's never easy to bring three different aspects of entertainment into one huge cultural platform but God always makes the hard work worth it."

Cameroon's Minister of Art and Culture, Erma Oliehoek play

Cameroon's Minister of Art and Culture, Erma Oliehoek

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According to its founder, the cultural event has been supported by the Ministry of Art and Culture both in Cameroon and in Indonesia and will also embrace the talents of both local and international celebrities who are expected to encourage other younger people to believe in themselves and in their dreams.

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While many are anticipating entertainment, the success of the festival  is hoped to open bigger doors for young talents but much more, it's to open doors for competition and networking.

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