There has been so much to say about the recent publicity which PUMA (official clothing company of the indomitable lions) put up to announce the new jersey kits of the Cameroonian national Team.
Apart from the reference to legendary footballer, Roger Milla, the advert featured French Rapper MHD, whose appearance sprouted a nation wide scandal.
As expected, corners about why PUMA had to use a foreign artist to advertise the new kit were voiced out as it would have been a huge boost for a local artist in our growing entertainment industry.
Immediately, fanatics and commentators broke out into camps, with some supporting the fact that MHD has a strong international reputation with a precise brand image which will help PUMA sell to its targeted niche.
On the other side, Davy Lessounga, Franko’s manager along side a couple of industry people, including Taphis Official, found it rather very disappointing that the Cameroon football federation (FECAFOOT) could not care enough to contact a Cameroonian artist for the gig.
An opinion which Davy expressed via a Facebook post with reference to an earlier poor act of the federation during the 2017 Nations cup in Gabon, in which Franko did not have a national flag to perform and a list of other atrocities. Check out the post he made on his Facebook page.
This debate has quickly escalated into an opinion war between both parties but what’s your take on the issue?
Also watch the Puma advertisement here: