UPDATED: Sarkodie has denied media reports suggesting that he did not perform at the just ended One Africa Music Fest in Dubai because he was disrespected and his team was entangled in a scuffle on stage during the show.
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“Sarkodie and his team arrived in Dubai on Wednesday morning November 15 and attended the pre-event party on Wednesday evening.
He went for sound check ahead of the concert on Thursday evening and arrived at venue on time ready to rock the stage but for some reason, the Ghanaian Rapper never mounted the stage.
During the concert, host of the show Banky W announced Sarkodie as the next act on stage after Tekno’s performance and DJ Mensah mounted the stage but Banky W came back to announce Davido’s name after someone whispered to him on stage that Davido was next.”
“The show started at about 9:30pm and ended at about 2:45am and all the artistes numbering about 20 from different African countries (Kenya, Angola, South Africa, Ethiopia, Tanzanian, Nigeria etc) performed with the exception of Ghana’s Sarkodie.
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This left Ghanaians and Sarkodie’s fans who paid to come watch their star perform, very angry and obviously disappointed but organisers of the event haven’t said a word yet about the unfortunate incident. Stay glued to this page for more from Dubai.”
“Sarkodie then felt turn of events were disrespectful. This happens to be the third time he has been disrespected in the same manner by the Nigerian artistes.”
Sarkodie wrote on twitter:
In an earlier tweet he had said ” … nobody plays with my brand and that be why we no step on that stage … I just feel for the fans that b why I tweet … ”
Meanwhile reports say the chaos was fueled by a quest for dominance between the two high ranking Nigerian performers, Wizkid and Davido.
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However, the major battle ensued between two Wizkid and Davido. Davido was unhappy that the conveners of the concert scheduled Wizkid to perform before him. Davido’s disapproval of the organiser’s arrangement did not augur well with Wizkid and his team.
The supremacy issue led to a fight at the backstage, where things got messy, making it unable for Sarkodie to perform. Consequently, the show had to end abruptly because the organizers were given the space till 3:00am.
In the meantime, police have arrested a number of individuals.