Assassin reacts – as Grenada Churches protest his performance there

Dancehall artiste Assassin says he believes the Grenada Conference of Churches is protesting his performance in the island based on his name.

The artiste, who also goes by the name Agent Sasco, said their protest is baseless.

“I don’t think they took any time to see what my work is about. My last number one in Grenada was Almighty Protect, so it’s ironic that the church would be carrying out a campaign based on a name. It is unfortunate that this is how the church go about dem ting,” he told THE STAR.

Assassin aka Agent Sasco

Late last week, the Grenada Conference of Churches issued a statement in which they said their island’s Christian heritage was under attack.

“Our heritage is under attack by mega-shows such as the one advertised for Christmas Eve in the National Stadium,” said the church leaders of the concert that will feature the likes of Beenie Man, Mr Vegas and Assassin among other acts from Grenada.

The statement said that it is regrettable that shows by foreign artistes, who promote culture contrary to their Christian values, are being held in what is a ‘silent night’ and a ‘holy night’. The Conference of Churches urged persons to celebrate Christmas in ways consistent with Christian values and not bow to other pressures.

Meanwhile, Assassin said he was still baffled by their protest.

“Dem preach reason and not to be judgmental but that is what they are doing here. It’s a narrow-minded approach and it was surprising to me,” he said.

While the church’s protest continues, Assassin said his manager spoke with the promoter and he will be leaving to perform at the show on December 23 as planned.

Source: jamaica-star
Writer: Sadeke Brooks

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