Nigeria’s artiste, D’Banj, was in the country last weekend for the much hyped “Naija Night” at the Impala Grounds. The price for being the main act at the show? A reported Sh2 million. That means for every minute you spent yelling and singing along to his hits, D’Banj was making roughly Sh33,000. But this is loose change, since the show was sponsored by Kenya Airways and Safaricom.
The star, who was staying at the posh Tribe hotel, went on stage at 2am and left just before it hit 3am.Word has it that the other artistes who performed were not paid for their performances. Maybe they thought they were getting the much needed exposure.
To give credit where it’s due, he did electrify the fans with his energetic hits.
At one point, he threw his jacket to the wild crowd, and one girl caught it, only to watch helplessly as it was snatched away and torn to pieces by the wild crowd.
But the real drama was backstage where event manager Angela Angwenyi kicked out several stars because they did not have the tickets for that area. Redsan and his entourage, which included his girlfriend, was the most visible victim although we hear Amani was also kicked out.
Angwenyi would not relent, and insisted that whoever didn’t have a ticket for the VVIP tent would not be allowed in and many left in a huff.
As far as the music industry is concerned this is soo wrong on soo many levels 1st why pay that much for less than an hr while a Kenyan artiste would never get close to that performance fee. Then it disgusting kicking out Kenyan artist not to mention direspectiful nd unacceptable. (Why did the two Artist even go to the event)!
I dont know why sm characters love it when a Kenyan musician looks desperate and poor but all i can say wagenge Lets stop supporting people that are not our own kama kuna show kama hizi waKenya msiende! Na Fuck all who think we are not worth it coz this hustle aint about to stop mutherfuckers! Talent ile kwa hii mwili ni ka mwea tebere irrigation scheme na kile Mola ametuandikia ni makubwa….NKT! Ive said it Fuck PR!!!