Veteran artistes in the entertainment industry are calling out members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) on what they believe is the “injustice” being carried out on the weekly entertainment event called Boom Box Fridays.
Reggae artiste Queen Ifrica vented her frustrations on her Instagram Live while she was at the event in which she claims that Boom Box Fridays is being targeted by the police. She mentioned that she was at the Festival of Floats (FOF) event in Ocho Rios recently and was shocked to not see police patrolling the overly crowded venue.
The “Fyah Muma” expressed that the system in Jamaica is one-sided because events are being kept island-wide, but receives no interference from the police. She explained that Boom Box Fridays is a peaceful event that has helped to “save” the country, as it has been used to create a platform for many upcoming artistes and “buss” them in the process.
In agreement with her remarks was Dancehall veteran Major Mackerel who was also present at the event. He took the opportunity to demand that the police desist from disrupting the session every week and pleaded with the Honorable Olivia “Babsy” Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sport to intervene in the matter, as well as to assist the artistes in Jamaica.
At the event was also Dancehall veteran Bugle who did not say much but nodded to show his solidarity with the cries from the other artistes.
The Live ended with Queen Ifrica urging the Jamaican people to pay attention to the inequity that is happening in the entertainment sector and chanted the words “Unu cya tame all a we”.
Watch the recorded Instagram Live video below: