Jamaican Dancehall/Reggae music artists are charging up to $5.2 million (JMD) per show in Africa
Jamaican Dancehall/Reggae artists charging up to $5.2 million (JMD) or $60,000us per show in Africa.
Promoters of dancehall and reggae music in Africa are being charged up to $5.2M (JMD) per show by some Jamaican dancehall/reggae music artists.
I was speaking with a popular promoter from Africa (who will remain nameless for the time being) about dancehall and reggae music in his country. It was very distrubing some of the information which was passed on to us here at dancehallreggaeworld.com.
Dancehallreggaeworld.com -- "On average how much would it cost for you to bring a top dancehall/reggae act to Africa?".
Promoter-- "Its a shame that Jamaican artists do not treat African Promoters the same way as they treat European promoters! for us they demand a lot of things including a very high fee!. I have spoken to a lot of artists about this and it is a shame that European who are looting in Africa gets better treatment from Jamaicans, who always called us Brothers and Mother-land.
He continued by saying "We get no sponsors because of the stigma associated with ganja by corporate, and the Jamaican artists treats us like we are second class".
Dancehallreggaeworld.com Give me some figure being banned about by some of these artists?.
Let me tell you! "A top reggae band can charge between US$15,000 to US$30,000 for a show in the United States, but in Africa its $60,000 excluding other costs. To booked a top dancehall/reggae artist it cost between US$30,000-$40,000 per show in Africa. And most of these bands and artists wants to bring full band, plus technical crew of up to thirteen (13) people".
At the end of the interview he said to me, "Neco! there is a tour called "Three Wise Men", one of the artiste on that tour is asking for US$60,000 per show!. He said I object that fee as I feel that we (African promoters) are been cheated and exploited.
This is something which they don't dare do in Europe. We need to name and shame these greedy dancehall/reggae artists".
He quoted lot of artists names to us and also their asking prices, but for legal reasons we did not publish them.
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