Cameroonian musical artist popularly known as ‘Maahlox’ has lost 6000 followers on Facebook for reprimanding the initiative to boycott Orange and MTN telecommunication companies for poor services.
A few days back, celebrities and influencers took on social media to denounce the poor quality of service provided by major telecom companies in Cameroon.
They, therefore called on Cameroonians to engage in a campaign that will aim to boycott the services of Orange and MTN Cameroon by turning all their devices to airplane mode between midday and 2:00 PM.
This initiative did not seem to sit well with Maahlox. In one of his recent Facebook posts, the renowned Cameroonian singer said: “The plan is not good! I have eaten their money and so what? Is it easy? Airplane mode won’t work.”
Reacting to this, a thousand fans resorted to unsubscribing from his Facebook platform.
Some fans in the comment section reminded Maahlox of the importance of the campaign. Augustine Pauliane noted that the move is “…a symbolic action which aims to sound the alarm.”
Meanwhile, in reaction to Maahlox’s attitude towards the campaign, Mitoumba Ebenezer Kepombia, one of the initiators and advocates of the flight mode campaign explained the importance:
“Airplane mode dear little brother means that we are disconnected from the internet, that we can neither make nor receive a call, don’t you find there a shortfall for these companies?”
“Don’t pretend to believe that you are smarter than anyone. Give your opinion and let everyone think about it,” Landry Ndoumbé, a follower of the Cameroonian singer stated.
Other celebrities like Cameroonian renowned comedian Moustik Le Karismatik have equally faced a backlash after neglecting the flight mode campaign.
It should be noted that MMI had reported that a meeting involving the Telecommunications Regulation Board, Orange, and MTN has been summoned by the Minister of Post and Telecommunication.
The meeting to take place today at 3 pm will have as a focus the amelioration of communication services and the protection of consumers.
By Amina Hilda