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“Some Cameroonian Entertainers Were Directly Involved In The Cancellation Of The Naira Marly Concert” – Fabz Chi

Nkafu 237 | 15.02.2021 | 0 | Trending

Cameroonian blogger and Editor at Kesa Magazine has alleged that some Cameroonian entertainers were directly involved and are part of the main reasons for the cancellation of the Naira Marley concert that was to hold in Cameroon this February 14, 2020.

Nigerian Afrobeat star Naira Marley was scheduled to perform in Buea this Valentine’s day but the concert was moved to the City of Limbe just a day to the show as a result of last-minute issues that came up between the organizers and authorities. However, even with the arrival of Naira Marley in Cameroon, the concert failed to hold. The organizers have announced that the concert has been postponed indefinitely because local authorities banned the event from holding.

Well, Fabz Chi believes that some Cameroonian entertainers had a hand in the cancellation. According to him, he has been reliably informed that these entertainers devoted resources to involve the government authorities and painted some reasons why the show and artist will be of bad influence on the Cameroonian culture. Some of these reasons are Naira Marley is involved in drugs and weed, the overconsumption of foreign music by Cameroonians, and the influence Nigeria has on the Cameroonian culture.

These factors combined with “covid 19 made it impossible for the concert to hold.” Fans have however questioned why COVID-19 should be an obstacle when we have seen similar concerts hold in Cameroon lately with large crowds with no COVID-19 preventive measures put in place. Some examples are the Fally Ipupa concerts in Douala and Yaounde and the Ko-C’s homecoming concert that took place in Kumba today.

Recall that several weeks before the concert, some Cameroonian music promoters and entertainers including Comedian Old Pancho vowed to do everything possible to ensure that the concert fails to hold or is boycotted by Cameroonians. According to them, they are getting uncomfortable with the dominance of Nigerian music over Cameroonian music in Cameroon.

 

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