Antiguan church calls for ban ahead of show
A church minister in Antigua is calling on authorities to put a ban on dancehall artiste Alkaline, who was scheduled to perform in that country on Saturday.
According to the Antiguan Observer, Bishop Charlesworth Browne, head of Christian Ministries Church, said the artiste “will bring decadence and death” to the nation.
The religious leader said he is prepared to call for a boycott of the nation’s Independence celebrations over the upcoming performance. Antigua and Barbuda celebrates independence on November 1.
Alkaline was scheduled to perform at Black Rave slated for Millers by the Sea in St John’s.
Alkaline bleaches his Skin and Tattoed his eyes
Alkaline, given name is Earlan Bartley, has created an impression with both his lyrics and appearance.
His pale-bleached skin and trademark pitch black eyes, a feat he achieved by tattooing his eyeballs sets tongues wagging wherever he goes.
This is not the first time Alkaline has been met with resistance to an upcoming performance
Church Gets Injunction Against Alkaline
In July, he was barred from the Caribbean island of Nevis as the island’s premier feared the artiste could “incite lewdness” and threaten public safety.
Belize Priest hits out against concert by dancehall artiste Alkaline
Earlier this month, head of the Roman Catholic Church in Belize, Bishop Dorrick Wright spoke out against a planned concert that the artiste was scheduled to perform.
Efforts made to contact Alkaline’s management were unsuccessful.
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