Whatâ€™s On Gambia has received an open death threat from a Jali Madi fan.Â The editor of the online magazine is now urging the afro-manding star to speak out against the girl responsible for the threat. She has been identified as Awa Jasmine Camara, a former student of the West African International School.Â
The threat came following our Facebook post that Jali Madi is in a love triangle. Awa wrote on the afro-mandingÂ singerâ€™s Facebook wall: â€œIf I own a gun and knw d admin of whats on gambia i'll shoot his/her ass to death....fenn rek lafi guy nekea,gambia is a peaceful country bt pple like dis always push cool pple to d limit.â€Â
â€œSuch type of threats cannot be tolerated,â€ said the editor of Whatâ€™s On-Gambia. Â He continued: â€œMedia interest in celebrities is legitimate. If you are a celebrity you will have to deal with some kind of media report in your career.â€Â
The editor went further to say: â€œCelebrities are famous people, with a fan base. If they choose to do something in the public eye, then it is going to be reported about. The problem with our celebrities is that they donâ€™t know how to handle media reports and what to write on social networking sites.â€Â
When asked if Whatâ€™s On-Gambia have reported the death threat to the police, the editor said: â€œAt this moment, we have no intention to press charges against her. But weâ€™re urging Jali Madi to caution the young girl. As a celebrity he shouldnâ€™t allow people to use his Facebook wall to send death threats.â€Â
Whatâ€™s On-Gambia was established in December, 2012 by Gambians in the diaspora. Itâ€™s now the countryâ€™s most popular online entertainment magazine, with over 50, 000 monthly unique visitors and 67 million page views (Google analytics-July 2013). The magazine has scored nearly 9,000 â€˜likesâ€™ on Facebook, making it the countryâ€™s most popular media house on Facebook.