Guyana’s state television and radio, National Communications Network (NCN), has now placed a ban on the music of Jamaican artistes Mavado and Bounty Killer, who were both banned from performing in that country last week by the government.
In an article published on Islandevents.com, a source for Caribbean entertainment news online, it was reported that all private programme producers who host programmes on the state radio, were asked to desist from playing the music of the two artistes because of the content of their lyrics.
According to the article, the move to ban Bounty Killer came after he performed in Guyana two weeks ago.
The report said, ‘following his (Bounty Killer’s) performance, Guyana’s Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee said the promoters had given a commitment that the artiste would not sing songs that promote violence. However he reportedly breached the commitment.’
Mavado, who was also billed to perform at Linden Town last Sunday, was banned at the last minute after he was said to be a security risk and would therefore not be allowed to enter Guyana.