Since the beginning of the festivals, upcoming acts and other popular indigenous acts have been enjoying and enduring low payment rate for performances and the inability of the festival to properly empower Cross river State youths in the entertainment scene. Most of the indigenous acts we spoke to during our december visit to calabar confirmed that the festival was not up to the expectations of people and they also complained bitterly about the low payment of indigenous acts in the past festival. We have gathered that 90percent of the upcoming artists who bought an auditioning form and participated in the auditions didn’t  have a chance to get on the festival stage. And most of the popular indigenous acts also didn’t perform because of the low payment offer they got. We are launching a two weeks open interview to every Cross River State indigenous entertainer to share with us his/her comment about this topic. stay glued to this page as we promise to bring to our readers different opinions from different acts on how to solve the indigenous payment and participation issue .


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