By Momasoh Marceline lum
Delly Singah Philips, a celebrated humanist remains one of the most underrated celebrities in the Cameroonian community – she is the definition of a Process Innovator – an energizer to the Cameroonian community, a philanthropist, entertainer, content producer, mother, wife and today, the more renowned matchmaker Cameroonians will remember through time.
In a society where credit is hardly given to whom it is due, Delly, as she is affectionately called by her fans, has struggled to keep her head above the rising storms.
Delly Singah Philips is the brain behind Delly Singah Foundation, Delly’s Matchups and DELLY TV – a production house for modern and original content representing the African culture, tongue, style, and innovations. Through these platforms, Delly seeks to showcase and acknowledge the works and deeds of the few making trends in our respective communities.
Delly Singah Philips is simply a powerful woman – she glitters with galore of virtues – filled with an overflowing enthusiasm to put more smiles on faces either through her philanthropic or social gestures. Most recently she has connected hearts and minds across the oceans who have found their soul mates – marriages have been realized all thanks to her Delly’s Matchups platform. Through Delly’s Matchups, many homes have been united and relationships rehabilitated. Many are those who have through this platform found their soul mates and have since led lovely families.
Born from a below average family in Mulang, outskirts of Bamenda, Delly lost both parents at a very tender age and was left to cater for herself and her siblings. Life was not all rosy for her – life for her was rough and hard. Amidst the storms, she kept her head above the waters.
Delly forged her way through life and school and is today a proud holder of a dual Master’s Degree in Economics and Corporate Finance.
When asked where her passion for the underprivileged stems from, she had this to say, “I have walked their walk, lived their lives and understand them better. I support them out of love and experiences I have had.”
She says her biggest motivation is the smiles she puts on the faces of the have-nots. She finds strength in the grace of God, stating as it were that she would have been nothing without God’s unfading grace.
Though shy from childhood, Delly nursed plenty of admiration for journalists as she watched TV and listened to radio. She wanted to be like them but was timid. Many are those who laughed at her each time there was a competition.
Given that she grew up in a predominantly pidgin-speaking environment, the English language was a thorn in her flesh. This would be overcome by her new found love for reading books and watching English movies.
Upon remembering her first days in front of a crowd, Delly laughs, recounting what she says were very difficult and challenging moments. Today, Delly the media personality has bagged home many awards in varied walks of life.