Here on TTV we have been running different stories on how Nigerian artists need to do better when it comes to putting up a good show home and abroad. Now we have another situation where management has gone missing plus security has not been made priority at one of Nigeria’s top artist event in Lagos , Nigeria.
Amid security concerns across Nigeria, an event like this should have proper management and top security for fans. Here’s what a fan had to say about the Olamide Live In Concert #OLIC event in Lagos this past weekend.
Yesterday was CLIC, I never thought I’d say this,but it was zero. Security was zero and organization zero as well. Firstly, security, anyone I mean anyone could literally walk through the gates of Eko hotel, I swear I didn’t sight one metal detector. People walked in and out as they liked. I’m sure every Nigerian right now is 150% aware of terrorist attacks and the need for security to be tops at all times especially at social gatherings. Some people said there were dogs. Excuse you, someone could walk in and just start shooting and these people won’t have cared if they died. Security is major key. Anything could’ve happened tbh. Then to the disorganization . A lot of people didn’t have tickets, no one’s fault. A lot of people ended up getting regular tickets for 15k or more and vip for about 30 or 40k also no one’s fault. After getting tickets the next thing is to queue ur to get tags to get in and trust me the queue was long asf. After a while at about 10 or they said tags were finished but we needed to hold on a little cause they went to get more.
@Princess_Jacki_ While I didn't experience the whole drama I was there for the concert and one thing is certain.
He needs a bigger hall
— Osaro (@osaroosamagie) December 27, 2016
From 11pm to 2am a lot of people were outside waiting for tags. These people had tickets but were deprived of what they had paid for because of the inability for the organisers of olic to be effective. It’s just like going to the cinema and more tickets are sold than the number of seats. How dumb can that be. What stopped them from producing tags equivalent to the number of tickets they sold. Eventually people got really angry. A concert slated for and they were left out ? The guys at the gate, bouncers or whoever weren’t even making situations better. They were soo rude saying stuff like they don’t know why we still waiting that the tags are finished and there’s no space in the hail anymore. There were no fights till they released tear gas on us and used tasers on a few people. No like fmI despite this economic shit going on. People went out of their way to be there for the concert and this is what they get??? You think it’s so easy to hustle up 5k, 10k, 20k etc? Or you think people don’t have better stuffs doing with their money than watching a bunch of musicians perform? Things got emotional asf.
— MrMoh (@modibbo00zigis) December 27, 2016
No fights till they released tear gas on us and used tasers on a few people. No like fml despite this economic shit going on. People went out of their way to be there for the concert and this is what they get??? You think it’s so easy to hustle up 5k, 10k, 20k etc? Or you think people don’t have better stuffs doing with their money than watching a bunch of musicians perform? Things got emotional asf yoooo people were crying. That’s how deep it was. This isn’t for olamide alone. All artiste need to get Their shit together and learn to treat your fans w more respect and love. Cause without us you’re nothing. I’m the wildest olamide fan but then even if they’re 10 olics after this I don’t think I’ll want to be there. Cause it looks like he’s started doing stuff for the rich lads alone and we’re sorry we can’t afford the gold, silver and
platinum. If you were there for this event and you had your fun to its peak congratulations. Don’t @ me. Olamide I think you owe a lot of fans an apology cause a lot of people wasted their money and time.
@Princess_Jacki_ honestly it wasn't even worth it in the end. Had to push through just to get in. Lmao see people fighting
— Diamondback (@Yakub__M) December 27, 2016
God bless. –Princess_Jacki__
@Princess_Jacki_ all of u that were stranded last night are very stupid, sorry too say. When u ar suppose to b sleeping. God punish Olic
— Owonikoko (@TheTrustedkoko) December 28, 2016
— mummy123 (@aderonke_osahon) December 28, 2016