By Edighomor Victor – Yenagoa
While the Federal Government is clamping down on Churches and night clubs to suspend gathering of more than 50 people in attendance to contain further spread of the dreaded Covid19, over 3000 persons gathered at a popular hotel in Yenagoa to witness the coronation of Ijaw music maestro, Pereama Freetown, as the living King of Ijaw music.
The event that attracted Ijaw music lovers from Delta, Rivers,Info and Edo States went on in the presence of security personnels who were expected to enforce the Federal Government directives on suspension of social gathering and for people to maintain social distancing.
Daily Watch learnt that in spite of attempts by stakeholders of the Ijaw music industry to persuade Pereama to call off the event due to the outbreak of Covid-19 worldwide, he was said to have insisted that he would be crowned King of Ijaw music, Today, 25th March 2020 in Yenagoa Capital of Bayelsa state, saying he did not need the approval of the Government to be crowned.
It was further gathered his insistence on being coronated is hinged on his desire to take over from late King Robert Ebizimor who was until his death was the official King of the Ijaw music industry.