Follow your dreams and believe in what you think is right for you


Alphee Yovogan from Togo met with the media team of the Center for Young Africans, and spoke with the team about his acting career. This is what he said:

Tell us more about yourself.

My name is Alphee Yovogan, a native of Southern Togo, a village called Atsitongon. I live in Lomé, though. Well, I’m 23 years old. I’m an actor, a comedian and a filmmaker.

Which age did you start acting?

Since I was born, because I think my life is a movie.

Three years ago, I was forced to face the camera. And then I started doing web comedy, and then last year I appeared in a movie called “Les Pierre de la Trinité”

Tell us what you love about your career as an actor.

First of all, it’s something that I tried to do from my childhood and it’s coming true now. And whenever I’m in front of the camera or on stage I don’t think of anything else, that gives me the best version of myself. And that makes me glad.

How helpful are your parents in your profession as an actor?

My mother is taking it well, she is always up to my choice. And then all my brothers and sisters believe that I am born to be an actor.

Other people like my cousins or uncles think I’m wasting my time and I should just go to school.

How many movies did you make or have featured?

In two movies I have featured “les pierre de la Trinité” and “Le Champs des Oubliés”

Actually, I ‘m making a festival trailer that I’m part of, it’s my first time doing this.

Your role model?

It is my senior brother. Yet I love Kevin Hart, not just because of what he does, but also because of his story that inspired me all day. From shoe Seller to popular comedian in the United States. That adds energy to me

What advice do you have for non-serious young African fellows?

My message to no-serious young fellow Africans is this. Follow your dreams and believe in what you think is right for you

What do you think about the Centre for Young Africans?

First of all, we have the same aim, and as I said, love is the main reason why you decide to help young Africans. Education is the greatest arm we could have to fight racism, and it is possible to have it through the Center for Young Africans. Thanks to Centre for Young Africans for willing to help.

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