Why Naira Marley’s Cameroon Valentine concert got cancelled – Journalist

Naira Marley

A journalist, Joey Akan has revealed the reason singer Naira Marley’s Valentine’s Day concert was cancelled in Cameroon.

Akan made this revelation in a tweet on Monday.

He said Cameroonian artistes were not happy that a Nigerian singer was the major headliner of a huge concert in their country.

“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 wrote.

In another tweet he said, “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 made a video apologising to his Cameroonian fans, stating that the show could not happen ‘due to obvious reasons.’

He 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.”

Pancho C.Y International, a Cameroonian comedian and actor called for a ban on Nigerian music in Cameroon in 2020.

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.

Also, earlier this year, another Cameroonian artist, Tzy Panchak, proclaimed that he was bigger than Naira Marley and all Nigerian artistes in a viral video.