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‘I sincerely apologize’ – Wizkid cites safety and production issues for ditching Ghana concert

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It has been a day of rants and call-outs from all angles in Ghana.

Nigerian superstar, Wizkid is at the receiving end of this barrage as he failed to show up at a concert he was supposed to headline at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday night.

Nearly a day after the incident, Big Wiz has expressed has rendered an apology for the situation citing security and production concerns as the mishap.

Born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, the RnB star says he was poised to meet the fans in Ghana except for issues with production and security which were not adequately taken care of.

The ‘Bad To Me’ singer urged the agitated followers to “please understand that every decision I made co-sided with honoring my fans, and would only make a drastic decision like this because it was the right thing to do and I had to.”

Wizkid made this known in a post on Twitter on Sunday evening.

Thousands of fans had waited anxiously at the arena on the musician from 7 pm on December 10 all the way to the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Even though some of the guest artistes did their sets, this was not enough for the eager fans who had shown up to witness a spectacle from the 32-year-old icon.

Wizkid photographed on Oct. 5, 2021, at Poppy in Los Angeles for Billboard. Flo Ngala

This triggered criticisms from fans, many of whom took to social media to vent.

Organizers of the show, LiveHub Entertainment responded to the criticisms explaining that the breach was on Wizkid’s part and promised to institute measures to ensure refund to patrons.

“Wizkid breached his contractual obligation last night. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. We will issue FULL refunds to all who paid for tickets,” LiveHub posted on Instagram.

However, the artiste tells a contrary story.

“Unfortunately, up until the day of this show, there continued to be safety and production issues that prevented me from putting on a high-quality show that my fans deserve,” Wizkid told his fans on Twitter.

The musician also promised to announce a new date for a show that will hopefully make up for the disappointment suffered by fans who turned up for him.

Some of the artists who performed on the night include Gyakie, Darkovibes, Asakaa Boys, Efya, Kelvynboy among others.

But Wizkid was not the only artiste on the bill who did not turn up.

King Promise and R2Bees were also earlier advertised to perform despite not being present on stage for the show.

But King Promise’s apology came shortly after Wizkid’s was shared on social media.

The Promise has an upcoming show on December 23 dubbed Promise Land in Accra and hopes to treat fans to the experience they missed out on.

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