Naira Marley’s Concert Sparks Industry War

Nigerian controversial artiste, Naira Marley had his concert for Valentines day in Cameroon cancelled and has allegedly sparked war in the music industry.

Naira Marley, 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.

Also, the self-acclaimed President of the ‘Marlians’ made a video apologising to his Cameroonian fans, stating that the show could not happen ‘due to obvious reasons.’

Naira Marley
Naira Marley

However, a 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.

In a Twitter thread, the journalist made it known that special forces soldier 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

Akan mentioned what this means, he insinuated that the Cameroonians have declared war on the Nigerian music industry and have acted on it due to hate and inferiority complex.

This is coming after 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.

Another Cameroonian artist, Tzy Panchak, has also claimed that he is bigger than Naira Marley and other Nigerian music artistes.


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