By Abraham Sama – Monday May 27, 2019.
Artists in the Central African country of Cameroon have boycotted the burial of one of their colleagues, National Telegraph has been told.
The remains of the ace Music and Producer Jean Pierre Saah aka JPS was laid to rest last, Saturday May 25, 2019 but without the ambiance required for such high-profile artist.
Reports say JPS was buried in his native village of Bangoulap in Bangante in Cameroon’s West Region marked by the huge absence of many artists. According to information we gathered, the artists boycotted his burial because the family of Jean Pierre Saah denied the artistic funeral that was programmed for the producer.
The burial our on-the-ground stringer says took place under the eyes of an adviser from the Cameroonian Ministry of Culture. The remains of the ace Music and Producer was initially confined at the Douala Military Hospital at 2pm, Thursday May 23, 2019, hospital authorities told National Telegraph.
The corpse was transported to his residence at Bonaberi in Douala, Cameroon’s economic capital. Jean Pierre Saah is remembered to have produced many A-list artists notably; Sergio Polo, Lady Ponce, Meiway, Grace Decca, Chantal Ayissi , , Extra Musica, Wengue Musica, among others.
The producer was brutally murdered at his residence late Sunday March 31 through early Monday April 1, 2019. Sources say JPS got home that Sunday at about 10 pm, and was held by six heavily armed men, who had already taken his son hostage even before he arrived.
His attackers are said to have stolen his jewelries, cash worth over a million (1.000.000) F CFA before killing him. Reports say he was ordered to lie down during which they knocked his head with a stick, before slicing his lips.
His remains was transported to the Douala Military Hospital Mortuary, but till date, the police is yet to make any meaningful conclusions on the investigation they opened.