Champion DJ, Lamin Cham and Senegalese superstar, Thione Seck have hit out at Cyber Warriors, who called for a boycott of all artists that support the Gambian leadership.
In a new Saf Connect video, uploaded on YouTube, the Sukuta-born DJ said no one has the authority to determine the path an artist should take.
“You don’t force your political views on artists. You don’t tell an artist, what to sing and what not to sing, especially if you are not his producer,” argued Lamin Cham.
He went on to say that despite the Cyber Warriors call for boycott of Thione Secka’s last appearance in the USA, Gambians turned out in their droves to support the Senegalese star.
He added: “On the stage, they offered him ten thousand dollars. The people of Atlanta showed him that they love and value him.”
For his part, Thione Secka said: “If you want to fight Yahya Jammeh, then go to The Gambia and fight with him. Put your life on stake. Any revolution that you see requires sacrifice.”
Papa Thione, as he is fondly known among his Gambian fans, continued: “I’m not into politics. I praise anyone I like….I started going to The Gambia, when some of them (Cyber Warriors) were not yet born.”
In March 2014, a US-based Gambian activist group wrote an open letter to Thione Secka, Ouza Diallo, Coumba Gawlo Secka and Youssou Ndour urging them to stop heaping praises on President Jammeh.