Cameroon – Jean-Lambert Nang: Veteran journalist also slams the AFCON anthem

Written by Deckson N.

The president of the Communication Commission says that this song was chosen because there was none better.

The controversy, and overall rejection aroused around the official anthem of the next edition of the Women Africa Cup of Nations continues. It obliges organizers and authors of the song to respond here and there in the media. On September 29, 2016, it was the turn of Jean-Lambert Nang, emeritus journalist to explain to listeners of the radio RSI (Radio Sport Info) an antenna that emits from Douala. “I must admit that it does not make me froth over other hymns,” began the president of the Communication Committee. He says he would have preferred a typical local work.

My view is that if Shakira was taken to come to sing an African song in an African competition in South Africa, we should’ve played a typically African music and typically Cameroon on this occasion. But here is the anthem, the anthem never bring unanimity. People have taken the lead to do and their proposal was accepted.

Jean Lambert Nang reveals that it is his committee that submitted the idea of the anthem. He reports that after that, the committee collected the proposed music. Proposals that unfortunately have not met their expectations. “These anthems were not worthy of representing Cameroon, a country of Manu Dibango, Richard Bona, Henri Dikongu√©. We needed something. Maybe it’s not about this final product that we would’ve had, but it’s there and we have to deal with it” says the former sports commentator.

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