Friday, 28 December 2012

Disappointed fans berates D’banj over Koko Concert

There is presently an ongoing fuss on twitter following the long distance trek that fans had to go through before arriving at the venue of Thursday night’s Koko concert.

D’banj’s Koko Concert which took place Thursday night at Eko Atlantic did not go down well with the fans of the entertainer as they took to twitter to vent their annoyance and disappointment over the poor planning of the show.

Fans were made to trek long distance to the venue at Eko Atlantic and to the bar beach.

Some fans paid as much as N1 million to attend the concert which also has Hollywood actor Idris Elba; America rappers, Pusha T and Big Sean; as well as Nigerian-born British rapper Tinnie Tempah; on parade.

Top entertainer, Denrele Edun could not hide his displeasure, as he termed 27th December, the worst day in his life.

His tweet of ‘The worst day of my life! “Dec 27th, Koko Concert. Despite the negativity, I managed to hold my head up and stay positive! Home now…Never again” garnered lots of retweets and endorsements.

According to him, he was almost stabbed by area boys, while trekking to the show.

Fans were particularly disappointed by Dbanj’s performance. Many of them who went to the concert hoping to hear him perform some of his popular tunes were heartbroken as the musician chose to perform his most recent tunes that many have problems relating to.

“Dbanj does not have any song to sing.. Terrible. Let tomorrow come first,” said a fan tweeting from the handle @RicDizZle.

“Sing Suddenly or Mogbonofelifeli if you know say e sure for you!” @RicDizZle continued referring to some the musician’s popular tunes.

Dbanj, who is used to a mimed performance, had problems adjusting to performing to a live band, some attendees said.

“I think Dbanj is the worst performer of the night #kokoconcert. Easier to perform with a CD. Live performance no be beans [not easy],” said a fan tweeting from the handle @ebraheemshehu

“I have a lot of respect for #Nigerian artistes who perform with a live band but i don’t think #Dbanj killed it today. #kokoconcert,” said Fidelis Mbah, a reporter with the BBC.
“That’s not a live band, just a bunch of confused electricians,” said another fan tweeting from the handle @TheBlackHermit.

Fans felt insulted
His woeful performance aside, many of fans,who stayed awake all night to see him perform at the concert and those watching the live stream of the event on NdaniTV, said Dbanj’s worst blunder of the night was when he said: “The people wey pay me money na dis side dem dey” (those that paid me are on this side) while apologising to those at the VVIP section of the concert for below-par arrangement made for them.

At a point he even asked those at the popular and VIP sections to apologise to those at the VVIP for the inconvenience they suffered.

Fans at the popular section and VIP paid 5,000 and 20,000 respectively. Many of his fans who felt insulted reacted sharply:

“Disgusting that he only keeps apologising to VVIP. The 5K ticket holders are the real fans and the ones promoting his music . Shame,” said a fan tweeting from @Rebl_jade.

“Dbanj needs to stop acting the fool with this VVIP thing. So rude!” said @EniolaHundeyin

“And he had the nerve to ask the 5k & 20k people to aplogise to the VVIPs. I say it, the concert was an allegory for Nigeria as a whole,” said Tola Sarumi tweeting from @AfroVII.

“Only in naija (Nigeria) you pay for something and STILL get insulted. Customer appreciation? Absolute zero,” said a fan tweeting from @kennagq

Aftermath of #KokoTrekking

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