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Entertainment of Saturday, 30 June 2018


Tamale MCE bans all music concerts

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The Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Iddrisu Musah Superior has barred all musical concerts in the metropolis until further notice.

The decision comes on the back of an accident involving fans of hiplife artiste Fancy Gadam on Friday, 29 June 2018.

The accident led to eight deaths and several injuries.

The award-winning musician was scheduled for a musical show on Saturday, 30 June 2018 together with his Nigerian counterpart Patoranking at the Alui Mahama Sports Stadium. Hundreds of his fans flooded the streets of Tamale on motorbikes to welcome him from the Tamale airport and got involved in the accident.

Reacting to the development, Mr Superior said the lawless behaviour of Fancy Gadam caused the accident, and so, he has placed a ban on all musical concert at the metropolis until further notice.

He angrily told the media that: “We are not going to allow one single individual to take Tamale ransom, we won’t allow that. I have spoken to him, I have spoken to his managers but this young man will not listen and I tell you that his talent is a danger to the people of Tamale.

“The fabulous talent of this young man is a danger to the people of Tamale. Why will you want to mobilise young people, innocent people on the streets, just because you want to make profits? You want to use the blood of the people to make money? We won’t tolerate that.

“I have banned all musical concerts at the stadium. No more musical concert until further notice. We are not going to allow that. He was not coming to pay a courtesy call on my disciplined chief, no, they were all over the place, blocked the streets, a lot of indiscipline on the streets. We shouldn’t allow this. You and I we should speak against it.”