ROSEAU, Dominica -- Controversial Jamaican dancehall artiste, Tommy Lee Sparta, was denied entry into Dominica on Sunday at the Melville Hall Airport.
Tommy Lee Sparta
Sparta who uses the stage name ‘Uncle Demon’ was due to perform at a concert in Portsmouth in the north of Dominica.
There has been no official statement by the immigration authorities thus far, but the main organizer of the concert, Cabral Douglas, confirmed that the artiste had been denied entry into the country.
Reports stated that Sparta was being accompanied by three members of his entourage and were all denied entry by the immigration officials when they arrived on board a private jet.
In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Sparta said he is a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) citizen and questioned the move by the Dominican immigration authorities.
“So them don’t respect Jamaicans? What them a deal wid? Sparta a go protest right about now!” he wrote.
The Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches (DAEC) has been calling for a boycott of the concert, featuring Sparta, whom it claims glorifies Satan during his performances.
The church further asked all Dominicans to take a stand and boycott the upcoming concert, thus sending a strong message to all that it will not support anything that promotes violence and lawlessness in Dominica.
The DAEC, in solidarity with the pastors, called upon all evangelicals in Dominica to move in support of a march, as they stand against the powers of darkness and declare that Dominica is in the hands of the Great God Jehovah, who is the ruler of the Universe.
Republished with permission of CBN4News