A lot of reports and reviews on the One Africa Fest in London, this article caught my attention and it’s only right i share with TTV viewers, we’ve written several articles on how Nigerian artists need to step it up when it comes to concerts and yet again they disgraced Nigerians/Africans on an international stage.
The One Africa Music Fest in London was rolled into the UK at the SSE Arena, Wembley. The show was promoted and announced to start off at 7pm, and on the event venue website everything was set. Due to a football game happening at the Wembley Stadium with a kickoff time of 5.15pm, concert goers were told to arrive early enough to get the show started, and prevent traffic congestion and issues with accessing the venue.
Another reason why the show was meant to stick to the allotted time was because it had committed itself to live streaming. Organizers of the concert, Upfront & Personal Global Management Consultants, had partnered with Jay Z’s TIDAL, to stream the concert live from 7pm.
But 7pm came and went and the show was not yet on. Everyone waited for it to start. The hall had people waiting to see their show start. But it didn’t happen. It was until 8.20pm, over an hour after the show was scheduled to start, that everything kicked to life.
Banky W opened the show and everything kicked into motion. Why was the show delayed for over an hour? Why did we Nigerians fail to keep to time?
In the final words of Jidenna who was disappointed by the behavior of Africans: “Cheers to the artists and organizers of #OneAfrica,” he wrote. “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 #OneAfrica .”