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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Presidential 2018: In reaction to a "Fatwa" launched in the West against artists who support Paul Biya, Romeo Dika indexes Maurice Kamto and convenes an extraordinary general meeting of his union!

While Cameroonian opposition activists abroad claim victories in their crusade against the artists-musicians considered supporters of President Paul Biya in Europe and America, the Cameroon Union of Musicians (SYCAMU) is outraged . In a statement issued today in Yaoundé, its national executive board president Roméo Dika said first that throughout the electoral process for the last presidential election, his organization "abstained from voting instructions, leaving, to each of its members the free exercise of its right of citizen to choose ". Romeo Dika adds "each of the candidates, according to his contacts and means, was accompanied by the artists of his choice".

The famous artist goes on to index the presidential candidate Maurice Kamto as well as those who support him. "We find it abnormal, therefore, that the supporters of Maurice Kamto, at the end of the vote, launch Fatwa, against certain artists to the point, to prohibit them from participating in shows in which, Mr. Kamto, does not take offense to this dictatorship against -productive, "he wrote one who is known to be an activist of the ruling CPDM party in Cameroon. He denounces "with the last energy" what he calls a "retrograde behavior against musicians". And as an answer "to this political attack", Romeo Dika summons Cameroonian artists to an extraordinary general assembly on November 20, 2018 at the Palais des Congrès, in Yaounde.  

The action to deprive performances of Cameroonian artists who performed services for candidate Paul Biya during the last election campaign is ongoing since last week. 24 musicians are blacklisted by Cameroonian opponents living in Europe and the United States. They call on music lovers to boycott shows and threaten to seize tax services to denounce promoters and unscrupulous artists. The shows of Grace Decca and Coco Silver would have been canceled.