“I Wasn’t Late For My Show” Burna Boy Blasts Organizers Of “Lagos Love Damini” Concert
Afrobeats superstar Burna Boy has broken his silence over accusations of keeping his fans waiting for over 7 hours in a home event dubbed “Lagos Love Damini”.
In a post on Instagram, Burna Boy revealed the cause of the delay citing the lack of organisational structure and infrastructure. According to him, the aforementioned were not available for the complexities of his audio and production needs.
He dispelled reports that he was rather late for the event.
“Let’s be clear. I wasn’t late, my band wasn’t late. We pride ourselves on being highly professional, especially with our stagecraft.” he wrote.
He further revealed there were a few options available to him considering the challenges the organizers faced.
“There were three options available to me; wait for audio to be fixed and delay the show, come out at 11 pm as planned with no sound or call a breach of contract and pull the plug.”
Burna Boy commended his band and apologized to the fans for weathering the storm.
“I apologise to my fans for how hectic it was, thank you for staying and weathering the storm with me. I commend my band @fromtheoutsiders for making lemonade with the worst lemons we’ve ever seen!”
He also lashed out at the organizers for doing an abysmal job.
“Wonder X, KC Kennedy, Olisa Adibua and Creative Economy Catalyst (CEC) did an abysmal job of executing anything and my fans should never have had to go through that.”
Burna Boy also called on potential investors and stakeholders to help build a world-class infrastructure in the Nigerian entertainment business.
“I know I can’t go all over the world and neglect my own people so I’m taking matters into my own hands! I’m gathering the troops to work on building world-class infrastructure in the Nigerian entertainment business.
Investors and stakeholders interested pls hit me up, we need to make some changes.”
Earlier, reports suggested the African Giant kept his fans waiting for over 7 hours with no better excuse. According to some tweeps, the musician instead of apologizing to the fans hours after the scheduled time rather chose to disrespect them.
The situation on ground.
Almost 2AM and Burna Boy’s concert is basically yet to start.
Some people have been around since 9PM.
For an artists with the highest level of international exposure this is beyond terrible and unprofessional. pic.twitter.com/nL3v6FRnV5
— ADEAYO (@ade_adeayo) January 2, 2023
Imagine what burna boy had to say. Zero apologies. He really thinks the concert was a favor to Nigerians 😂💔 pic.twitter.com/SjeXDawQgr
— Dr. Tolu MO’ (@Vibes_doctor) January 2, 2023