Termed by many to be one of the biggest concerts in Cameroon this year, the “two dated cities concert” that was held in Douala on the 18th of April and two days later in Yaoundé was the topic on every lips at the first quarter of the year 2019. It was a crowd pulling event as many purchased their Tickets and Johnnie Walker Red Label whisky inorder to get a pass to watch their favorite artistes perform live. With the headliners Nigeria’s Tekno and Cameroon’s Jovi at the forefront, with other top talented artistes like Ko-c, MiNks and Shura who acted as openers to the big guns, there’s no reason why the show was not going to be a blast as we all witnessed!
The Johnnie Walker Concert can be described as the best concert of the year so far because of the sound, stage, organization and the amount spent in booking these artistes. Talking to Daddy Freeze about his surgery which affected his voice, Nigerian superstar Tekno disclosed that he was paid the sum of $110.000 which is a whooping sum of 64.570.000XAF for the weekend in Cameroon for both shows. He further went to explain that he needed the money inorder to carry out his operation. Watch a snippet of the video below!https://www.237showbiz.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/video-output-c0ce6161-8cf1-4dfe-a35e-b34d3b566bfd.mov
However, it will be unfair to disclose the amount paid by Johnnie Walker to Tekno and leave out the other artistes since we are speaking out for a fair and better treatment for our artistes, we had to do some little findings to get the amount each artistes went home with. A very close source disclosed to us that Stevens Music Entertainment singer Shura was booked for 500.000XAF, While Ach4Lyf’s rapper MiNks and Big Dreams Entertainment rapper Ko-c walked away with 1.500.000XAF each while Cameroonian rapper Jovi was paid 2.000.000XAF per show.
Do you think our artistes should have been paid more ? What do you think of show organizers feeding foreign artistes fat and leaving “crumps” for our own artistes ?
What are your thoughts about these prices ?
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