Get latest Camer Vibes in your inbox   Delivered by FeedBurner
May
21

After the viral proliferation of the article about Cameroonian artists to protest against P-Square concert on social network , newspapers and blogs, there has been a torrential reaction across the world. While some considered it pejorative, others had a different angles to judge from the hypothesis. The truth is that Cameroonian artists do not have any problem with a P-Square concert, their major concern is MTN.

The president of SYCAMU, Romeo Dika decided to post a comment ,  Friday 18th on nexdimempire.com to throw more light on the issue, hence painting the right portrait. The comment was written in French .  Here is an  interpretation;

”Thank you for your contribution.  Permit me say that I have no problem with the young brothers of the group P SQUARE. It’s my pleasure to know that African youths can be successful with one or two phrases, that’s the magic of inspiration. We
should however not go beyond the scope of the union’s claim at the moment. SYCAMU is opposing  MTN, which illegally operates music downloads without permission from the rights holders, this is what mobilized artists and producers in Cameroon in order that MTN  complies with the law. Moreover, for this purpose, SYCAMU informed  the NIGERIAN PMAN,  and  its president has agreed to support our action against MTN considered by them as criminal. This strong mobilization led MTN  to pay the arrears , to declare the  P SQUARE concert, and pledged to the government to negotiate the acquisition of official licenses. It is therefore in the interest of the establishment and not the meaning you give to this law case. You can insult me as you want, but the Nigerian musicians who have worked with me in the studio ; TABANSY RECORDS,  ROGERS ALL STARS in Onitsha, and PREMIER RECORDS in LAGOS, like JIDE OBY, FELIX LEBARTY, ANDY SHURMAND, SONNY Okosun, Stella Monye,  Onyeka etc acknowledge what I did as a producer of Nigerian hits . I wish you well and the best for P SQUARE”.

Romeo Dika is a pioneer Cameroonian Makossa artist whose music has positively inspired the world and has been a trailblazer. Enjoy this brand new video ”Janjo L’Asu” off his new release.


Related Posts

May
12

Cameroonian artists  under the canopy of Syndicat Camerounais de musicien (SYCAMU) have aired out their grievances against the mobile network service provider MTN for paying  huge amounts of money to foreign artists to perform meanwhile Cameroonian artists wallow in abject pernury, often humbled to receive meagre sums of money for concerts. They consider this a typical evidence of  capital flight which contradicts the 8th May 2012 communique  . SYCAMU president, Romeo Dika vented his dissatisfaction saying it is absolutely unfair for a mobile network company to pay 200 or 300 million CFA to foreign artists and can’t pay such sums to local artists. The union is therefore planning a public manisfestation against MTN  on May 18th , the date scheduled for the P SQUARE concert. Concertation meetings are ongoing with the Minister of Arts and Culture ,Ama Tutu Muna and the authority incharged of copyrights SOCAM. Remember it’s not been long the same union fired a bullet  on MTN for involvement in piracy.

 


Related Posts