Controversial Nigerian singer, Naira Marley, was billed to perform at Chariot Hotel, Buea, Cameroon, on Valentine’s Day but the show was canceled due to opposition by Cameroonian artists. Before the revocation of the show, the venue for the concert was changed twice.
A press statement by the organizer of the show, Prince Mykel Enobi, read in part, “Until last night, The Naira Marley Valentine experience was scheduled for Sunday 14th February at the Chariot Hotel, Buea, but the venue was moved to the Limbe Amusement Park, Mile 4, aso Naija gathered.
This eleventh-hour change is a result of popular demand from Marlians, space restrictions, and the increasing demand for tickets from fervent Naira Marley fans and 237 music lovers across the national triangle, who have conveyed their desire to see their superstars in an enormous space!
“Like the utterance goes, the bigger the better! Network Lounge & Cliq Empire apologizes for any inconveniences this might have caused to those who had already purchased the tickets. We will like to restate and reaffirm our desire to give you an unforgettable Valentine Experience with Naira Marley and other 237 music prodigies – Fhish, Askia, Mic Monsta, Show Yoh, Taron X, and a host of others. The after-party will be communicated within the hours ahead.”
Also, the self-acclaimed President of the Marlians made a video apologizing to his Cameroonian fans, stating that the show could not happen ‘due to obvious reasons.’
Marley said, “I am live and direct in Cameroon but I am going to apologize 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 delicious 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.”