The artist Petit Pays mixes his voice to the chorus of tributes and compassion registered since 21 October following the death of dozens of passengers in the train accident at Eséka that day. The most popular artist of Cameroon has chosen to dedicate a song to the victims of the derailment.
Music lovers believe they have recognized President Paul Biya and his collaborators in some extracts of this title of 7 minutes entitled “Peur dans la cité (Fear in the city).” Here are a few: “In Africa, we replace something that does not work anymore with something that does not work at all,” “You used and destroyed your surroundings to reign alone and the family no longer makes sense. Many innocent people are in prison … The only place where humans walk with their heads down and legs in the air … No one has the right to play God … Sooner or later you are going to pay. “
Some predict this song a commercial success. Others are surprised to see a Petit Pays become an “engaged singer” and see befall him nothing less than retaliation of the Yaounde regime.