Nigerian Afrobeats singer, songwriter and record producer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, professionally known as Burna Boy, apologized on his Instagram stories to his fans and to everyone who attended his Lagos Loves Damini concert for performing late and for the difficulties they encountered.
According to fans on social media, the event did not begin at 6 p.m. as scheduled but rather at around 10 p.m. They had to wait until after three in the morning before Burna Boy took the stage.
In an apology to his fans, the singer stated that neither he nor his band was late for the show, but that the delay was due to audio and production issues. He also urged investors and stakeholders to work with him to build world-class infrastructure in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
He wrote: “Lagos, I love you but I can’t do this again. The organisational structure and infrastructure is not there for the complexities of my audio and Production needs. Let’s be clear. I wasn’t late, my band wasn’t late. We pride ourselves on being highly professional especially with our stage craft. There were three options available to me; wait for audio to be fixed and delay the show, come out at pm as planned with no sound or call breach of contract and pull the plug. I know I can’t go all over the world and neglect my own people so I’m taking matters into my own hands! I’m gathering the troops to work on building world class infrastructure in the Nigerian entertainment business. Investors and stakeholders interested pls hit me up, we need to make some changes I apologise to my fans for how hectic it was, thank you for staying and weathering the storm with me I commend my band @fromtheoutsiders for making lemonade with the worst lemons we’ve ever seen!
Wonder X, KC Kennedy, Olisa Adibua and Creative Economy Catalyst (CEC) did an abysmal job of executing anything and my fans should never have had to go through that. I’ll see you all again, on spaceship time! No one else’s.