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    Have some of our favourite Cameroonian Urban Artistes exposed their hypocrisy towards the Anglophone Crisis?


    The Anglophone Crisis has been plaguing the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon, predominantly since 2016.

    In the beginning, Cameroonian English Speaking urban artistes hardly said anything about the crisis, and they got criticized online for their choice to remain silent.

    We remember, Dr Sley, was actively involved from the beginning, as he joined protesters on the streets of Buea last year.

    Tilla, also joined protesters on the streets of Bamenda.

    French Speaking Cameroonian artiste; Richard Bona, was very vocal about his opinions about it from the beginning.

    After the crisis went on for about a year, the songs started coming.

    In January 2017, Salatiel released the video for his highly acclaimed love song 'Toi et Moi' and he used the video to shed light on the Anglophone Crisis.

    Tzy Panchak released a song titled 'The Struggle' in October 2017, talking about the Crisis.

    Mr Leo, released 'Pray' in November 2017, talking about the crisis.

    Magasco launched an online campaign #CreateASolution in May 2018.

    Jovi took to Twitter posting a series of controversial tweets about the crisis in July 2018.

    Askia released 'Let's Talk' in August 2018.

    Valsero(French speaking artiste) released 'Resistance' in September 2018.

    Blaise B, Lesline, Ewube and Malgic released a song titled 'We stand 4 peace' in September 2018.

    Krotal(French speaking artiste) alongside Boudor(French Speaking artiste), Pascal(English Speaking), Tilla(English Speaking artiste) and a host of over 20 other artistes organised a peace concert on the 1st of October in Yaoundé with a song they recorded titled 'We stand for peace.'

    Salatiel, Mr Leo, Blanche Bailly, Mink's, Nabila, Ko-C, Daphne, Pit Baccadi, Blaise B and Edi Le Drae released a song titled 'We need peace.'

    What would have happened if all these artistes, instead of forming groups and releasing songs here and there, decided to come together and release one major world breaking song, do one major crowd pulling concert, raise money and use it to do something effective in bringing change, like catering for the internally displaced English Speaking Cameroonians?

    In July 2018, Buea based rapper/producer/songwriter ; Deecy, made a plea on Twitter, urging all Cameroonian artistes to do one major world breaking song like 'Heal the world' then follow it up with a march protest. He reached out to a couple of artistes, they agreed. 

    They created a WhatsApp group, initiated conversations about it. Some said the beat he proposed wasn't good enough, but they were reluctant to make better propositions. 

    Deecy speaks out

    After a while, several of the artistes stopped communicating. Only for them, to form another group of ten artistes, (some of whom were in the first group), and go ahead to release a different song; the one by Salatiel, Mr Leo, Blanche Bailly, Mink's, Nabila, Ko-C, Daphne, Pit Baccadi, Blaise B and Edi Le Drae titled 'We need peace.'

    This leaves us wondering whether these artistes genuinely care for the cause or they just want to 'front' and 'save face' let it be that they 'did something' ?

    It leaves us wondering, whether the cause is not worth forsaking individual differences, and uniting?

    It leaves us wondering, whether they are embarking on all these individual projects for the cause, or for personal glorification?

    Hypocrisy or heroism?

    PS: We respect everybody's decision to speak up or stay silent amidst the crisis, that's why we are not mentioning those who have said nothing, it is their choice and they have a right to it. When you take public action, it is open for public scrutiny, especially when it concerns something as sensitive as the Anglophone Crisis. That's what this article is.


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