Kizz Daniel broke the hearts of many music lovers at his Afroclassic world tour in Washington DMV as he delayed them for 4hours before arrival.
This is a show people paid $75 for and you still arrived late. While the incident might look like personality disorder on the part of Kizz Daniel, I think it’s more of cultural problem in Africa.
As a result of these, he was booed by angry fans who were now shouting for refund. It’s an embarrassing scene.
African Time Culture
Here’s why it’s more of cultural problem than personality issue.
Nigerians fix event of 8pm at 4pm because they know people won’t arrive until 8pm and the performers might not arrive until 10pm or 11.
It’s a normal thing in Nigeria and it’s more of cultural clash. In abroad, time is money. People value time a lot and delaying unnecessarily will cause problems.
Wasting 4hours out of people’s time is a lot in an economy where people are paid according to the number of hours work.
These happen most times with Nigerian artistes, the god-like attitude of I can do anything fans don’t have choice is common such that when they go outside the country they forgot they’re no longer in 9ja and do the same.
Charity they say begins at home and it’s time we begin to put these things in check at home before it goes out of hand.
Things That Can Make Artistes Late For Show
Although, lots of logistics issue might have arise but coming into the show acting surprised like you don’t know people have been waiting for hours is a sign of unseriousness and he deserves the treatment that the fans gave him.
Although he has apologized and give reasons why he came late for the show. According to him he had delay with US Consulate in Nigeria.
It still doesn’t sound like genuine excuse. It’s still as a result of inadequate planning from his team.
What It Means For Afrobeat?
It’s pretty cool how much afrobeat is much respected all over the world but if care is not taking, the attitude of some artistes, show organizers and other professionals in the game can bring disrespect for Afrobeat.
Shoutout to the guys who brought afrobeat to where it is today, but actions like this will only make these people already respecting afrobeat have a change of thoughts.
The ways fans now call out artistes in cases of poor performances at shows now is alarming. Rema and Omahlay got to explain why their performances at Afronation was a flop due to bad technical arrangements from organizers.
But these are things that could have been corrected on the floor of performance rehearsals.
For Kizz Daniel, he has a way of compensating fans with good music but what happened at Washington shouldn’t repeat itself, it’s not good for his brand, it’s not good for Afrobeats.
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5 Reasons You Must Attend Lockdown With TOE Comedy Show This December
Unwinding from the “shege”, “shege banza” and “damboroba shege” most of us have experienced this year is a logical thing to do before switching to another year.
In case you don’t know, Tobi Omo Elegbede, one of the most sought after comedian and entertainers in the Gateway state will be staging the “Shege Edition” of his annual Lockdown With TOE Comedy show.
At Sauce.NG we’ve compiled 5 solid reasons you must attend the show if you really want to have a fun-filled December. Let’s Go!!
1. Stage Drama
A lot are in stock for fans ahead of Lockdown With Toe “Shege Edition”. Organizers have dropped hints about series of stage comedy skits specifically packaged for fans at the events.
Tobi Elegbede and other comedians are not only coming to crack jokes, they are coming with drama and action packed comedy performances. Trust me, you don’t want to miss the fun and excitement.
2. Exciting Musical Performances
What’s a comedy show without musical performances to spice things up? Lockdown With Toe Shege Edition will feature appearances of some talented musical artistes who will be gracing the stage to exhibit their showmanship by performing some dope tracks for your delight.
A comedy show with a sprinkle of musical ingredients is what you’d experience come December 18th at OOPL Abeokuta.
3. Fun With Nollywood Stars
It will interest you to know that Tobi Elegbede is not just a comedian but an all-round entertainer. He’s been involved in a good number of Nollywood movies that are doing well on YouTube and Nigerian movie market at large.
Trust a Tobi Elegbede comedy show to be star-studded with Nollywood favourites. The likes of Alebiosu, Feranmi Oyalowo, Lekan Olatunji, Joke Muyiwa, Baba Eleso and many others have all promised to turn up at Lockdown With Toe Comedy Show.
This could be your only chance to party and have fun with your favorite Nollywood actors and actresses. Just go get your tickets.
4. Funny And Creative Comedy Performances
It’s never going to be a dull moment on Lockdown with Toe comedy show, you know why? There are lots of talented comedians already set to put up some rib-cracking performances at the show.
Do you really want to laugh and forget all the Shege that has happened to you this year? Then December 18th, OOPL is the place you should be for Tobi Elegbede’s show.
Don’t worry, laugh go wan kill you as Pastor Remote, Koye Comedian, Da Preacher, Bishop Comedian, Creative Toby, Mc Sekere, Mc Ace, Deji Comedian and a host of others will be delivering back-to-back exciting performances at the event.
5. Adequate Security
Lockdown with Toe is going to be held in one of the biggest and safest hub of fun and entertainment in Abeokuta, OOPL.
Asides this, efforts have been made by the organizers of the show to provide extra security at the event for the safety of all the attendees.
At Lockdown With Toe comedy show everyone is going to be in the safe hands of expert security personnels who will be on standby at the event.
Lockdown with Toe “Shege Edition” is coming up live at The Marquee Hall OOPL Abeokuta on December 18 2022.
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Black Panther Shares 5 Connections And Influences With Nigeria
There have been many conversations about Black Panther Wakanda Forever since its theatrical release.
The film has provided endless conversation opportunities, from discussions about its themes and tropes to its connection to Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the homages it makes to African cultures to discussions about the movie’s overall message.
It is an eye-opener for any African to see the cinemas and not the brutality that has been shown on the silver screen.
For a long time, Hollywood has forced the world to believe that western history is all it has ever told. This is sometimes seen in the themes of online casino games NetBet. When Hollywood attempts to reach other cultures, these projects are plagued with misrepresentation or exaggerated depravity, or understated decency.
Black Panther is one exception that shows the creative side of Africa, which has been sorely misrepresented by the media.
The movie depicts a fictional kingdom called Wakanda, which is made up of many African tribes with their own identities. Everything, from music and costume to set design and language, has strong African influences.
Here are five connections that Black Panther shares Nigerian influence and connections:-
Mbaku’s accent: In an interview with Winston Duke, the actor playing M’Baku (the leader of Jabari tribe), the actor admitted that he had taken his accent inspiration from the Igbo tribe of Nigeria. He also mentioned that the Igbo tribe had a strong influence on the Jabaris.
Kokou: This Yoruba god is one of the African gods mentioned in the movie. Kokou, a fearsome warrior deity of the Yoruba faith found in West Africa’s Benin, is mentioned. This deity is the only non-Egyptian one mentioned in the movie.
General Okoye: While the African characters of the movie are from Wakanda but they still have names that resemble actual African names.
General Okoye, an Igbo name, can be translated to mean “born on Oye market days”. Oye, or Orie, in some Igbo languages, is one of four market days that make the Igbo calendar. It also includes Eke, Afor and Nkwo.
Inscriptions by Nsibidi: Just like the costumes and names in Black Panther, the set design is based on real African cultures.
One particular Wakanda text, found in the movie’s throne room, has inscriptions from Nigeria’s Southeast region. The cross-River state is where the origins of the Nsibidi inscriptions are.
Playlist: The original Black Panther installment featured a playlist created exclusively by Kendrick Lamar.
Black Panther 2’s playlist featured songs by many Nigerian artists including Tems, Rema, and Fat Nwigwe.
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