Nigerian artiste, Burna Boy and South Africa’s AKA have apologised to their fans for not showing up at the ‘Di Don Gordon’ Concert which both artistes were scheduled to perform. According to Burna Boy, he and his fans felt disrespected by the event organisers.
“It makes me as well as my fans feel disrespected and violated……”
– Burna Boy and AKA were on Yfm’s YCE show.
The timelines of fans of Burna Boy on Twitter were literally flooded with insults when they took to social media to express their displeasure on the musician not showing up for the concert. Burna Boy and Aka didn’t attend whilst other artiste like Pappy Kojo never performed at the much anticipated yet under publicized “Don Gordon Concert” at Accra Trade Fair Centre. The ‘Rockstar’ singer together with his ally AKA took to radio to clear the air on the issue.
“The least I would expect from the organizers is to at least promote the show, and to do things that they’re supposed to do,”
“I don’t know if it’s some kind of curse or not, because every time I come to Ghana, things don’t go as planned.”
The musician lamented.
Hosted on Yfm by Joel Orleans on the Y-Campus Express show on Saturday, the duo blamed the unfortunate no-show on the organizers, HipJam and Spaceship Entertainment who failed to publicize and promote the show.
To clear the air, Burna Boy stated emphatically that he was not to blame for the poor organization on the part of the organizers who he didn’t even know. Rolling back, reports had it that only a handful of people numbering about 40 were at the concert as at 2am, which surprised many, due to the line up of top artistes like Stonebwoy, the Ghana Music awards 2015 Artiste of the year, Sarkordie, AKA, and so on.
When asked about what he has to tell his fans by the host, Joel Orleans, he said,
“I’M SORRY and really apologize for everything; and however possible I can make it up to them, I will.”
Joel commended Burna and AKA for the step taking to clear up the issue.
“South Africa is a peaceful country and the people are very hospitable, so it’s unfortunate that the conduct of a few people damages the reputation of acountry.”
words of AKA, the award winning South African rapper who took the opportunity to debunk people’s notion about his country due to the recent Xenophic attacks. He also dropped hints of another collaboration with Sarkodie, titled ‘Sunshine,’ while Burna Boy spoke about his deal with Universal Records and the release of his new album.
Later on, the two also treated fans and listeners to some freestyles where Burna Boy crooned while AKA dropped a few bars. So the question on everyone’s mind is: when will African artistes be treated with the respect they truly deserve by some event organizers who seem to take them for granted.