Saturday, 11 October 2014

EBOLA IN NIGERIA: Musician Flavour Nabania Gets His Own Share

One of Nigeria’s finest singer, Flavour Nabania has been dropped from performing in the Caribbean island of Dominica, over Ebola fears.

Flavour Nabania
According to Dominica News Online, the Nigerian Highlife singer, Flavour has been sidelined from performing at the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF), billed to hold from October 24th to

Flavour was due to perform at the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) in Dominica but has reportedly been dropped due to Ebola fears. The star is pictured here in a screen shot from the WCMF website.
Flavour’s contract cancellation was made known by Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit yesterday, October 9 in a speech, saying it was due to “an abundance of caution.”

Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit (pictured) announced on Thursday, October 9 that Nigerian act, Flavour had been dropped from the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF)
(Dominica News Online)
The prime minister in his words said:
“Until a firm grip is secured on this Ebola virus, the world has to pay special attention to region of its predominance.”
“West Africa, as I said previously, is once such region. I have reviewed the file with respect to the contractual arrangements entered into with the Flavour band out of Nigeria. To date a total of EC$147,000 has been expended on professional fees and international travel by this group.”
“I would like to think that reason and common sense can and will prevail,” he noted. “But I readily acknowledge that the law is law and contracts negotiated can at best be re-negotiated.”
“Accordingly, purely out of an abundance of caution, I have today instructed the organizers of the 18 annual WCMF to meet with officials of the relevant legal departments of government to determine among themselves how a matter of renegotiation of a Flavour contract can be.”
“The reversal and unlocking of the same is normally the matter for legal operatives.”However, the prime minister, as chief lawmaker, is charged with the wider responsibility of acting first and always in the nation’s interest.”
“Indeed, I would love if, by this time next year, the Ebola virus could have been brought under control, if not eradicated; regions around the world cleared of the threat of the virus, and entertainers, such as Flavour, could visit and perform in Dominica.”
“But, for the time being, I have advised the organizers of the World Creole Music Festival that the Government of Dominica would not be prepared at this time to sponsor or embrace the visit of persons from a universally recognized Zone One area of the dreaded Ebola virus.”
“Fellow Dominicans and friends, this is the decision of the Government! It is final!” the prime minister concluded.
Although the prime minister described the Nigerian act, “Flavour” as a band but it’s the highlife singer’s photo that’s on the website of the WCMF. Just like the singing duo Psquare, who were denied entrance into Namibia due to Ebola but were later given Visas, many hope the country will change its mind soon before it is too late.
Flavour was slated to perform on Saturday, October 25 along with 9 other acts.

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