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《Profile》 Cy Old Pancho Boss of 80/20% Movement.

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Cyprian Egomang Tayong popularly known as Old Pancho CY International is a Cameroonian Comedian/actor, Business man, philanthropist and CEO of a none profitable organization known a Prisoner Support Cameroon (PSC).

He was born on May 5th 1979 in K-Town (Kumba), Meme division of the South West region of Cameroon. He however hails from Teze Ngie in the North West region of Cameroon CY did his primary education at GS Pendamboko where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. He went on to enroll at GSS Muyuka for his secondary school education.

Early days
CY started off as a street dancer when he was still a teenager. He went on to become a barber and then a taxi driver. While growing up, one of CY’s hobbies was watching movies. He would watch movies and go back to his village to interpret to his friends who were always wowed with his stories.
He equally got into dancing and in 1993 whilst in secondary school, he became a choir leader at his church, started comedy and developed interest for acting.

Career
In 2002, he started doing comedy on radio stations and became the first ever Cameroonian comedian to do comedy on Mount Cameroon FM Buea. He also recorded his first music album in 2008 at M1 Studios in Buea with Emil Ngumba, Salatiel, Blaise B, Zinnia, Laddy Kashila And and Bobby James NGuime.


Still in 2008, CY fully got into the movie industry and played a lead role “Chasing Shadows” a film by Enah John Scott.


In 2011, CY started doing skits and sharing online. He was in fact one of the first English Cameroonian to do skits and share online. His skits were even endorsed by the football legend Samuel Eto’o which got endorsed by legends like Samuel Eto’o.

He also dived into standup comedy in 2017 and performed in Comedy shows like Oboy Comedy Show, Ebony Comedy Night, Senior Pastor Comedy Show and more.


Philanthropic Works
Old Pancho launched a initiative a few years ago known as “Prisoners Support,” aimed a donating and coming up with ways to improve on the lives of inmates in prisons in some Cameroonian communities. He also launched a campaign this 2022 to sensitize youths especially teenagers in secondary schools on the negative effects of drug abuse.


80-20 % Movement.
CY is also the initiator and promoter of the “80-20” Campaign which is aimed at encouraging Cameroonians to support and consume principally their own entertainment content as well as other goods and services.

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