Stefflon Don was billed to perform at the Afrobeats Reggae Jam Rock 2019 on November 15th. It held at the prestigious Landmark Event Centre, in Lagos. The British rapper and singer who was the headline act performed, but several hours after she was supposed to.
By the time the “Hurt Me” singer got on stage, show-goers were left disillusioned, and could barely offer a gbos to her gbas. Even when Nigerian artistes like CKay, MOJO, Ajebutter, and Blaqbonez took the stage, their largely impressive performances couldn’t save the day.
Many people have turned to social media to express their discontent. While many are of the opinion that the fault lies with Stefflon Don, some others refuted that claim. To them, the promoters should have done more.
I need to write a whole review of this Stefflon Don’s show as soon as my irritation diminishes 😓🤦🏾♀️
— Anike Fawole™ ♠️ (@TheNickiFey) November 17, 2019
How many Stefflon Don songs do you even know that she’ll keep you waiting till 3 am to perform at an evening concert?
— es (@sammoyd) November 17, 2019
People Dey come late Stefflon Don too dey come late.
Nigerians have really been through it
— Buen Chico (@Monsiuer_T) November 17, 2019
The former sentiment was echoed by Motolani Alake, the Pulse writer in attendance who wrote that “If Stefflon Don was going to put her name on anything, she should ensure how great the show will be. Yes, good money can’t be turned down. But of what use is good money that hurts a brand beyond reckoning.” Motolani ended that particular rant with the opinion that ” [This] show was not just terrible, it was a mockery of planning, showmanship and vision.”
What Happens Now Heading Into Detty December?
As Detty December approaches, they’ll be many shows. Fans, filled with the thrill of seeing their favorite artistes perform live, will no doubt, get tickets.
Cities bubble when it’s December. Lights come up, and there are no nights. Nightlife becomes normal life, and money is spent less carefully. Paired with the fanatical love for artistes, this trend of lateness in shows will go largely unprotested. That should change.
Music is serious business in Nigeria. When the amount of money generated from tickets are revealed, there is well-enough funding for the better quality of shows. Organizers and artistes ought to offer better to the paying audience, and the paying audience needs to be more vocal about this particular economic cruelty.