Jidenna Demands Apology From the Organisers of One Africa Music Fest
Jidenna expects the organisers of One Africa Music Fest to do the right thing, but they are yet to take responsibility.
Recall that the Bambi singer was the headliner of the concert held in London over the weekend but he could not go on stage even though he was at the arena, and this was because time had run out; the event did not start on time.
Speaking yesterday on his Instagram, the Nigerian star apologised to fans who attended the concert just because of him, and he also used his platform to chastise Nigerians for their penchant for “African Time”.
“I Was Supposed To Perform 2night But The Show Was Cut Off As I Waited Backstage. I’m Disappointed That London Wasn’t Able To See Me 2night. Regardless Of Whose To Blame, To Make This Our Time We Must Be On Time,” He Captioned His Video Post. “If We Truly Believe It Is One Time As Africans, Then We Have To Be On Time, Especially In A City We Have Big Ben Overlooking It. We Have To Be On Time, On Our Dial, On Our Clock.”
Now, it has been over 24 hours since the botched concert and the organisers — led by Paul Okoye of Upfront Bookings — are yet to make a formal apology to Jidenna and his fans.
Speaking with Factory 78, Jidenna expressed disappointment at the organisers. “People joke about African Time. People make jokes about it, but the truth is everyone is laughing at us. Every other continent is laughing at us,” he said, adding that since he couldn’t sing Bambi for 5 minutes, “it’s not funny anymore.”
He continued, “If we make a mistake, then we apologise to the person personally. So, I am still awaiting that personally.”
Will Paul Okoye and his team do the right thing and save face? We hope so!
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@Jidenna " I'm still awaiting an apology from One Africa fest organisers " In this exclusive interview with Factory78, the Nigerian American singer diplomatically explains the basis for his trending "If we truly believe it is OUR time, as Africans, we need to be ON time" statement video following the recently held OneAfricaFest Concert (London). ————————————————————– The event aimed to promote African unity through music and had an absolutely fantastic lineup of artists but was unfortunately plagued by major timing issues. As a result of opening acts performing very lengthy sets and an unequally distributed time allotment for headline acts, JIDENNA was ready backstage but wasn't allowed to perform as time had run out. ————————————————————– Disappointed fans took to social media to vent their frustration yet sadly, as of May 15th, 2017 no formal apology or press statement has been issued by organisers. Watch the full interview on Factory78.com SUBSCRIBE: Youtube.com/f78tvnews @Ovie @notjustok @TheManMannie77 @kalisha_j @shopsydoo @Parrisoh @sonymusicuk #Afrobeats #djs #Nigeriandjs #Africanmusic #infomation #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialmediainfluencers #promoters #throwback #hiphop #socialmediastrategist #marketing #afropop #blogger #Factory78 #hiphop #rap #Nigeriandjs #radio #events #tidal #Spotify #itunes #streaming #musicbusiness #musicpublishing #publishing
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