Outgoing Haiti president releases song jeering critics

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti’s outgoing president has released a brash pop song jeering at his critics and aiming sexually suggestive lyrics at his main target, the award-winning journalist Liliane Pierre-Paul.

In an unusual move by a sitting leader, President Michel Martelly released during what is likely his last week in office, a track called Bal Bannann Nan”— Haitian Creole for “Give Them the Banana.” Martelly’s choice to be Haiti’s next president, Jovenel Moïse, is nicknamed ‘Neg Bannann’ — Banana Man in Haitian Creole.

Martelly’s song was the talk of social media and Haiti’s call-in radio shows Monday. While some dismissed it as a light piece of entertainment that harkens back to the president’s days as the self-proclaimed “bad boy” of Haitian pop music, others were repelled.(JAMAICA OBSERVER)…[+]

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