Naira Marley breaks silence on his botched Concert in Cameroon.

    Nigerian Singer, Naira Marley has finally broken his silence on the issue he faced in Cameroon while he was there for a show.

    Naira Marley breaks silence on his botched Concert in Cameroon.
    Naira Marley breaks silence on his botched Concert in Cameroon.

    On the 15th of February, Music Journalist, Joey Akan revealed that Naira Marley was billed to perform at Cameroon on the 14th but couldn’t after it was thwarted.

    The Singer was billed to perform at Chariot Hotel, Buea, Cameroon, on Valentine’s Day but the show was cancelled due to opposition by Cameroonian artistes. Before the cancellation of the show, the venue for the concert was changed twice.

    The singer made a video apologising to his Cameroonian fans, stating that the show could not happen ‘due to obvious reasons.’

    Marley said, “I am live and direct in Cameroon but I am going to apologise firstly that the show is not happening today, it has been postponed for obvious reasons.

    “I am here, it is lit and I am having fun; the food is nice and I like the view. We are going to do this bigger and better very soon. The promoters tried their best but for obvious reasons, it cannot happen.”

    Journalist, Joey Akan via his Twitter account claimed that the show was thwarted by Cameroonian artistes who were not happy that a Nigerian singer was the major headliner of a huge concert in their country.

    Akan in a series of tweets claimed that Special Forces Soldiers stormed the venue and chased everyone away.

    He wrote, “Yesterday, a Naira Marley concert scheduled to hold in Cameroon didn’t happen. Special Forces Soldiers flooded the venue, scattered it, and chased everyone away, despite Marley being in the country and ready to hit the stage. Why? Hate and beef from Cameroonian artists.

    “He moved the show from Buea to Limbe. These entertainers still went to call the special forces arm of the military. They showed up and scattered the stage and venue. Promoter still moved the show to Douala, the entertainers still showed up there and scattered the venue.”

    “Naira Marley didn’t perform, but he’s been paid. He lands in Nigeria today. What this means is that the Cameroonians have declared war on the Nigerian music industry and have acted on it due to hate and inferiority complex. They blame us for everything.”

    Last year, a Cameroonian comedian and actor, Pancho C.Y International, called for a ban on Nigerian music in Cameroon.

    In a five minute video, which he posted in December 2020, the Cameroonian entertainer claimed that continuous traction for Nigerian music was robbing Cameroonian artistes of genuine traction in their own country.

    However, Marley via his Twitter handle appealed for peace and begged the Nigerian Media not to paint Cameroon bad as they actually love Nigerians.

    “Blogs please calm down, don’t piant Cameroon bad. They are actually very good and caring people. Thet actually love Nigerians, it’s just a few of them hating but no love lost, we’re still family. 1 Love”


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