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WAX DEY Refutes Claims Made By Buea DJs Association

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Following a statement made via the online platform “Kamerkongossa“, the Buea DJs Association called for all artists and labels to register in their association before having their songs played.

Well, this statement has sparked a lot of controversy especially fueled by the allegations made against renowned Kamer artist and entrepreneur, Wax Dey.

Some of these DJs claim Wax Dey had payed this fee and thus other artists need to do same. Subsequently, Wax Dey’s publicist issued a statement debunking this allegation. 

 

  • “On behalf of my client, I wish to clarify this issue and state his position regarding the
    demands:
    1. Wax Dey is unequivocally against the demand made by Buea Djs Associtaion on
    the basis that it is misplaced. A Dj’s first role is to satisfy clients with good music, but
    also to promote the musicians of his community – giving them a springboard to be
    heard beyond their own borders. With the support of Buea Djs, locals artistes such as
    Mr Leo have been able to transcend the Buea sphere to national and international
    stardom. Asking artists to register and pay is akin to shattering the dreams of many
    young and talented artists who need such exposure and cannot afford to pay Djs.
    2. Buea Djs will not ask Nigerian or even Francophone artists such as Lady Ponce or
    Franko to pay to be played. making it imperative for local acts to pay to be played is
    akin to destroying the local industry while giving an unfair advantage to other
    musicians from outside Buea.
    3. Buea Dj’s jobs are made possible by Buea clients, who are fans of Buea musicians.
    Refusing to play their music is shooting themselves in the foot, as it will kill lounges
    and clubs. All that artistes need to do is come together too and refuse to pay! They
    will be well within their rights to do so, and the artists WILL win that battle!
    It is important to note that Wax Dey was instrumental in the formation of the Buea Djs
    Association. During the formation meeting, he called on the Djs to unite and
    consistently find ways to improve their trade, build their brands and increase income
    streams, by for example, doing their own Dj remixes of good songs that would not
     only make the artists more popular, but also enable the Djs themselves to get more
    bookings. Wax Dey called on them to recognize and be proud of the important role
    they played in artist development and to work more together to explore ways of
    making that role more impactful. He offered them drinks and at their demand, some
    money to assist them kickstart the Association. At no point did he call on the Djs to
    request payment as a prerequisite for playing artists’ songs. That is against my client’s
    core principles of putting good music first.
    With regard to the above, My client is calling on artists to join him to ignore the call
    of Buea Djs Association. The music industry can only thrive in circumstances where
    good music prevails. Yes, Individual artists and labels can call on Djs services to assist
    them in promoting a song, but for Djs to collide and place such blanket conditions on
    artists and record labels will be counterproductive to the development of the music
    industry.
    My client is still willing to continue to support the development of the Buea Djs
    Association as part of his interest in the overall growth of the entertainment industry
    in Cameroon – and he will encourage other artists who are willing and able to support
    them – but he also calls on the Buea Djs Association to reconsider their stance and
    retract their demands, for the good of the burgeoning Buea music industry.”
    Clarisse Ndingue, Wax Dey’s Publicist

It is thus a certainty that these DJs were orientated via this direction by Wax Dey and what so ever happens next needs to be sorted out between both parties. XOXO

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