Nigerian singer Bella Shmurda has denied that he was ever assaulted during Poco Lee’s concert in LASU on Thursday, July 13, 2023.
The entertainer, real name Abiola Akinbiyi, took to his Instagram story on Friday, July 14, 2023, and posted a series of videos partying, dancing and enjoying himself in a club with the caption, “Who slap una papa?”
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He told the person behind the camera to record him to ease his fans. In doing so, he debunked the story that he was slapped by suspected cultists at the event.
In the next story he posted, he mocked bloggers claiming that they had missed him saying,
“Dear bloggers, dem tell una, una no even surprise I figured ! una don miss me.”
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In the video that circulated, a slightly-dazed Shmurda was seen being escorted out of the school premises by his security detail. After this, there were reports of the singer being assaulted in the VIP section of the concert.
The singer was part of the lineup at the ‘Party with Poco Lee homecoming’ concert; alongside entertainers like Zlatan, Odumodublvck, Soft-made-it, and others. The event was launched into chaos after hoodlums disrupted the event. According to bystanders and eyewitnesses, the event was allegedly overridden by cultists within the school premises.
Singers, Bella Shmurda was reportedly assaulted and Odumodublvck was chased by cultists at Pocolee’s show in LASU pic.twitter.com/ChDKpiYGV8
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According to sources present at the event, a percentage of the chaos ensued as a result of the concertgoers stuck outside trying to flood into the event centre. The Bubar Marwa hall was filled beyond its seating capacity of 2,500 people, with over 10,000 tickets reportedly sold for the show.
As of the time of this report, none of the other celebrities at the event have spoken on the topic.