On social media, some users are doubting the authenticity of a screenshot showing singer Dynastie Le Tigre claim that he lost XAF2 million in a dubious investment scheme. “They scammed me of XAF2 million but I am currently digesting the news. I salute you Mekit Invest. You are good because I have never been conned before,” the screenshot read.
Although it may be hard to imagine it to be authentic, it is true. Dynastie le Tigre (birth name: Cedric Biyong Egimengo) published this post on October 20, 2020, on his verified Facebook page, which can be recognized thanks to the blue badge.
The post was seen over 1,000 times and received hundreds of comments. Also, the post was confirmed by the singer’s manager who indicated that Dynatie le Tigre is one of the victims of Mekit Invest (a company that claims to be specialized in the purchase and sale of cryptocurrencies).
" A while back, some people introduced themselves to him, telling him about a company called Mekit Investment in which he could invest and be paid over a year. He made an initial investment and they kept their words for two months. Subsequently, he made two more investments totaling XAF2 million before things started getting awry with the company getting closed,” the manager (Gilbert Bertrand Ngock Ngi aka Senator Baning) said during a telephone interview on October 21, 2020.
Let’s note that the activities of Mekit Invest have just been suspended by the governor of the Central region. The authorities accuse the promoters of operating illegally. Like Dynastie le Tigre, many Cameroonians have invested in huge amounts of money in Mekit Invest but are still expecting the promised returns.
While calling on the State to "protect its citizens," the manager of Dynastie the Tiger hopes his artist’s mishap would encourage young people to be more careful, especially when it comes to cash investments.