Comedian Old Pancho Compares Cameroonian VS Nigerian Artistes Head to Head.Nkafu 237 | 19.01.2021 | 0 | 237 INSIDER with Kampii , Trending
Cameroonian comedian and actor, Old Pancho AKA Cy International who has recently been championing the 80% Cameroonian and 20% foreign content campaign has recently taken to social media to share one more of the many reasons he thinks Cameroonians should support and consume their own entertainment content. This time around it is a comparative list of Cameroonian and Nigerian “A” list artists. Comedian Old Pancho Compares Cameroonian VS Nigerian Artistes Head to Head.
The comparative list features the likes of Davido, Patoranking, Naira Marley, Burna Boy, Rema, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Timaya, Olamide, Zlatan, Joeboy, Fireboy, Tekno, P Square, and Flavour from Nigeria. The Cameroonian list features some established and some not so established Cameroonian artistes including Tzy Panchak, Stanley Enow, Jovi, Daphne, Blanche Bailey, Blaise B, Mr. Leo, Salatiel, Kameni, Tenor, Magasco, Vivid, Petit Pays, Lady Ponce, Ko C, Askia, Ambe, Charlotte Dipanda, Zinnia, Coco Argentee, Nabila, Big G, Shura, Numerica and Maahlox Le Vibeur.
He actually emphasized that Nigeria has a population of over 200 million people and yet those are the only “A” artists they have whereas Cameroon with a population of just about 27 million people has more “A” list artists, according to his classification. What most people are yet to understand is, if he is implying that Cameroon is doing better than Nigeria when it comes to music and Cameroonian fans should support their own artists because they have more established artists than Nigerians.
Many have also been quicked to question the criteria he used in classifying them as established or A list artistes, given that some artistes they would have expected to see on his list, the likes of Tuface Idibia, Teni, Falz, and Don Jazzy from Nigeria and Locko, Richard Bona, Ben Decca, and others from Cameroon didn’t feature on his list, or was it just a sample that he gave us?
Others have also wondered why he has limited “foreign” to Nigeria because he keeps discouraging Cameroonians from consuming foreign content but is always focused on Nigeria. So is the “support your own campaign” against foreign content or Nigerian content?
Old Pancho has been trending in Cameroon and beyond for several weeks now because of his campaign against foreign music, particularly music from Nigeria. He has in several posts and videos called on DJs to stop playing Nigerian music and for Nigerian artists to be banned from performing in Cameroon. However, lately, he has gradually moved from a complete ban on foreign music to 20% foreign and 80% Cameroonian.