Management of Afro-Dancehall artiste, Samini has expressed their disappointment over the unfortunate incident that happened back stage during the S-Concert.
Africa 1 Media have issued official statement explaining why Samini didn’t perform at S-Concert 2017 and how they feel about the incident.
Read the full statement below:
“As Management of the brand “Samini”, Africa1Media hereby release this official statement in regards to the S-Concert, which took place on Friday December 1, 2017.
Samini fulfilled all aspects of the contract between himself and EIB, so it is rather unfortunate that he was unable to perform due to situations beyond his control.
Samini was due on state to perform at 1.30am and arrived as requested half an hour before time. There was little to no communication from the Organizers to our Artiste (Samini) in the lead up to and on the evening of the event. As the Organizers were running behind time for performances it would have been better if this information was relayed but it was not.
By 4:00am, Samini has been waiting hours to perform, despite promises from the organisers that he would be “on in 10 minutes“, which was completely unacceptable. We are also highly disappointed that another Artiste was able to disregard the Running Order and walk on stage to perform for an extended amount of time and was not stopped.
With lax security around Samini, growing crowd of people around where Samini was, Africa 1 Media Team deemed it unsafe for their artiste, Samini. It was at this point that Samini left the stadium, as there was a severe security breach and a terrible lack of acknowledgement for our artiste.
Based on the events of the evening/morning Samini would like to take this opportunity to apologize to his fans for not performing. We hope that the Organizers take on the points raised and address them accordingly.
Here’s a video of Samini himself explaining why he didn’t perform on S-Concert 2017:
Meanwhile, organisers of the event, Excellence in Broadcasting Network has issued an apology for the ‘backstage issues’.
A statement released Sunday evening November 3, 2017 apologized to the acts involved and the teeming fans that ultimately were not able to see their favourite acts perform.
Samini, Ebony and Mr. Eazi were some of the acts who were not able to perform due to some logistical challenges on the night.
Read their full statement below:
At the 2017 edition of the annual S Concert event, some of our announced acts were not able to perform.
We regret this and take full responsibility. We would like to convey our sincere apologies to all concerned, especially Samini, Ebony and Mr. Eazi.
We also would want to apologize to the teeming fans who came out in their numbers to support these acts. The S Concert platform remains one for all and we are sad this happened particularly to some of our most revered local acts.
To the thousands who showed up at this year’s S Concert, we owe you so much for being part of yet another historic edition. See you all next year, for a bigger and better event.
General Manager, Radio & Print
Kwasi Anim Adjei
Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com