Multitude of followers who anticipated the grand efficiency of two of Gambia’s rising musicians -O Boy and Gambian Little one, had been let down, following the non-performance the 2 acts on the simply concluded Janjangbureh Kankurang Pageant held within the historic island on Friday, twenty ninth January, 2021.
O Boy, who was imagined to carry out alongside Gambian Little one quenched the kindle of the pageant on the evening of the official opening of the two-day pageant, when he reluctantly appeared on stage at 2am Sunday morning to carry out however later disappeared in lower than 20 minutes of the present.
Previous to the pageant, the native organising committee (LOC) and Janjangbureh Youths posted adverts of the celebs in any respect main locationsin the neighborhood together with neighboring cities and villages and acquired air time on radios and TV stations for publicity of the present within the island.
Extra so, many tickets and their T-shirts had been bought with numerous preparations.
Nevertheless, the duo dissatisfied everybody particularly those that travelled all the best way from the Kombos simply to observe their present and benefit from the nice atmosphere of the pageant.
Chatting with this medium on Sunday on the pageant floor in Janjangbureh, Omar Jammeh who was flabbergasted with the transfer of O Boy and Gambian Little one defined: “the Native Organising Committee met all their necessities as acknowledged within the contract settlement, however to our shock O Boy and his companion Gambian Little one didn’t ship as per the contract settlement.”
He defined O Boy informed them that he would not drink native or water from the faucet however solely packaged mineral/pure bottled water and that he would not sleep in native homes or lodge.
“So we should pay him full fee a minimum of two days upfront earlier than the present and plenty of excuses which we totally abide with to make the present successful.”
However all this, when it was time to return on stage, O Boy refused as a substitute “he provide you with some pile of medicines, saying he’s sick.
‘I am not able to make a present however simply to honor the contract by performing for simply solely half-hour’ as a result of he’s sick. Everybody on the present witnessed he reluctantly come on stage at 2am and stated the musical set just isn’t ok for him to carry out and likewise he would not carry out with out a stage.”
Regardless of having the Mighty Roots Basis Sound, which he O Boy had used as back-upin his earlier performances atvarious locations in CRR together with Wassu, they rising star didn’t stay as much as expectation.
Majority of the followers condemned this act of the 2 rising musicians. One Jarreh Mamudu, who traveled all the best way from the Higher Banjul Space, described the act as an ‘insult and fraud’.
“This is among the causes promoters will favor working with overseas artists moderately than working with a few of this so known as Gambians rising stars, they’re too smug!” he charged.
Mabel, a vacationer from America additionally had this to say; “it’s terrible and infantile to see artist appearing this fashion particularly of their prime stage.”
Claudia, a researcher on Kankurang from Germany added; “will probably be very troublesome for this sort of artists to make it to any worldwide pageant in Europe. It is best to really feel proud and pleased as solely recognized artist to carry out in this sort of occasion, too unhealthy.”
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