No case for Dry Eye Crew
Popular music group Dry Eye Crew has been exonerated from the violent clashes of supporters of various local music groups that recently rocked Freetown.
A press release from government has further lifted the ban on their activities, and the group has consequently rescheduled its show for the 5th of February 2011 at the National Stadium.
The group’s lead vocalist, Pupa Baja, is very upbeat about their exoneration from the infamous clashes.
“We are a responsible group and we don’t support violence. We preach peace and unity. We are very happy the government has cleared us of any wrong doing, and the world has known the truth,” said Baja.
The show, originally scheduled for the 24th December 2010, did not take place due to the government ban following the riots by supporters. Local manager of Dry Eye Crew, Bilal Bah, said the ban cost the group more than US$50, 000 that had been invested in the planning of the show. Yet he’s optimistic they will recover most of that from the forthcoming show, despite accepting the fact that January and February are traditionally difficult months in the annual calendar.
In a related development, Supa Laj revealed to salonejamboree that Black Leo has engaged the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Sierra Leone Police and he has been granted the green light to go ahead with his shows. Laj’s planned album launch on the 18th of December 2010 was also affected by the ban. However, with his new engagement with the authorities he has rescheduled the launch for the 22nd January 2011 at the Brima Attouga mini stadium in the east end of Freetown. He said the Police have assured him of security on the day of the show.
Meanwhile, LAJ’s Red Flag Movement is yet to respond to invitation by the Police. The movement’s local manager, Musa Kamara, told salonejamboree that, contrary to rumours, they have not planned any show soon.
“We are monitoring the situation to see how things unfold,” he said.
Salonejamboree is yet to confirm whether the other affected group, West Africa Movement headed by Menace The General, plans to do something.
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