Singjay Blak Ryno cancels Africa trip

Thursday, October 09, 2014

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ANOTHER dancehall artiste is putting a halt on travel plans to Africa.

Singjay Blak Ryno has cancelled an upcoming trip to Kenya following warnings by Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson. He was scheduled to perform in the capital city of Nairobi next week.

"While I respect my fans in Kenya, I respect my health more," he told the Jamaica Observer.

"Right now, me nah go Africa an' endanger my health, that of my family, and my fellow Jamaicans dem. The Ebola thing wicked. If it reach a America why it can't reach a Kenya, which is in east Africa?"

On Wednesday, reggae singer Luciano announced he was cancelling his upcoming African gigs in Malawi, Ghana and South Africa.

Minister of Health Fenton Ferguson recently issued a warning to members of the entertainment fraternity, encouraging them to refrain from taking up trips and tours to Africa at this time in light of the outbreak of the disease.

The minister said that while he understood the need for artistes to earn an income, it was selfish to put the entire county at risk. There are no Ebola cases in Jamaica.

Senegal, Sierra Leone, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Liberia are the countries hardest hit by the Ebola virus. It has killed close to 4,000 people.

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