Cameroonian artists under the canopy of Syndicat Camerounais de musicien (SYCAMU) have aired out their grievances against the mobile network service provider MTN for paying huge amounts of money to foreign artists to perform meanwhile Cameroonian artists wallow in abject pernury, often humbled to receive meagre sums of money for concerts.
They consider this a typical evidence of capital flight which contradicts the 8th May 2012 communique . SYCAMU president, Romeo Dika vented his dissatisfaction saying it is absolutely unfair for a mobile network company to pay 200 or 300 million CFA to foreign artists and can’t pay such sums to local artists. The union is therefore planning a public manifestation against MTN on May 18th , the date scheduled for the P SQUARE concert. Concert meetings are ongoing with the Minister of Arts and Culture, Ama Tutu Muna and the authority in charge of copyrights SOCAM. Remember it’s not been long the same union fired a bullet on MTN for involvement in piracy.