Another dancehall artiste banned


mavado.jpgAnother Jamaican dancehall artiste has found himself in the bad books of Caribbean authorities.

According to a story posted on a website popular entertainer Mavado has been banned by authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The DJ's has recorded songs such as 'Deh ya pon the Gullyside' and 'Dreaming'.

Police Commissioner Keith Miller confirmed that Mavado, whose correct name is David Brooks, was due to perform in St. Vincent on January 19, would not be allowed to do so.

The Commissioner did not give reasons for the denial, but said the factors influencing the decision will be spelt out at a later media conference.

However, speaking on behalf of the promoter, management of Hot97 radio station, said the artiste's lyrics were cited as the reason for the cancellation.

Last week it was reported that police officials were concerned about Movado's lyrics, which were considered to be violent.

The police said the decision was also made bearing in mind that St. Vincent and the Grenadines just came out from a record year for murders and an increase in violent crimes, especially involving firearms.

There were 36 murders on the island in 2007, a huge jump from 13 in 2006.

It is the second time that a Jamaican artiste has been banned from performing.

In the mid 1990s, female dancehall artiste "Lady Patra" was also banned.