If you’re a keen reader of Standard Newspaper, you probably know about Latirr Carr and his infamous column, Red Black Nonsense.
According to reports reaching What’s On-Gambia, he is no longer writing for Standard, after allegedly falling out with the newspaper’s proprietor and current information minister, Hon. Sheriff Bojang.
“He was angered by Standard’s failure to attend his event, Black Magigue on Christmas Day and since then he decided to distance himself from Sheriff and his team,” said a reliable source.
Latirr, who is undeniably a fine writer, is the most controversial columnist in the country thanks to his caustic comments and regular feuds with cyber warriors (online political activists).
In December 2014, he sparked controversy by calling former Information Minister, Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh ‘a parasite.’
He wrote: “…from the first time I saw Amadou Scattred Janneh speak at a presidential tour when he was minister, I knew the kind of person he was. The man is a parasite…a leech. Fu toiye mu takk. Bilai dormi Adama mor sohorr.”
Latirr continued: “How in God's name a person with such evil in his heart became a minister beats me. Kanjaan lu bonn la.”
Rubbishing cyber warriors is nothing new to the Kairaba Avenue boy. He also had run-ins with Fatou Camara, Samsideen Phatty and even Freedom Newspaper’s Pa Nderry Mbye.
One of his critics told What’s On-Gambia: “The utter nonsense that Latirr writes is sometimes beyond my imagination. He only does it to become infamous.”
Bafoday Camara is one of Latirr’s fans. He wrote a letter to Standard Newspaper asking about his whereabouts.
“Where is Latirr Carr and his Red Black Nonsense? Please if Latirr is around let him continue. Red Black Nonsense is a very interesting and educative column which needs to continue coming out.”
Both Latirr Carr and Standard Newspaper are yet to announce what happened to his weekly ‘Nonsense’. But an insider confirmed it was the Kairaba Avenue boy that decided to quit.