Constitutional Constipation (song)
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Artist: Lapiro de Mbanga (b. 1957)
Confronting Bodies: Cameroonian government and state courts
Dates of Action: 2008
Location: Douala, Cameroon
Description of Artwork: Mbanga's song Constitutional Constipation criticizes recent government amendments.
The Incident: On April 9, 2008, Mbanga was arrested and accused of inciting rioting workers at a banana plantation in his home town through the song's lyrics.
Results of Incident: Mbanga was convicted and spent three years in prison. He was released in April of 2011.