FROM DIAMONDS TO DIPLOMACY: CALABAR REASSURES MAYORKUN AFTER JEWELRY LOSS
Written by Oyebamiji Idowu on December 21, 2023
Popular singer Mayorkun’s recent Calabar visit took a sour turn when he lost valuable jewelry during his 2023 Calabar Carnival performance. Expressing his frustration on social media, Mayorkun declared he might never return to the city. However, a swift turn of events saw Calabar officials working to mend fences and ease the situation.
In a recent meeting with Cross River State Governor, Bassey Otu, Mayorkun received assurances of compensation for his lost valuables. This move signals a commitment to maintaining a welcoming and secure environment for artists performing in the city. Governor Otu’s efforts helped rebuild trust, showcasing Calabar’s dedication to its vibrant creative scene.
The incident also saw a heartwarming act of community by fellow artist Iyanya, who managed to recover one of Mayorkun’s stolen diamond chains. This gesture highlighted the positive spirit and camaraderie within the Nigerian music industry.
While the situation initially cast a shadow, the prompt response from Calabar authorities and the support from fellow artists like Iyanya offer a hopeful message. This episode underscores the importance of communication, respect, and commitment to ensuring Calabar remains a thriving hub for music and culture.