Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie arrived in Dubai on Wednesday, November 15 for the One African Concert.
According to reports from two Ghanaian journalists, Nkonkonsa and George Britton, the award winning artiste who was the only Ghanaian artiste billed to perform at the One Africa Music Festival in Dubai, did not perform.
They noted that during the show, host of the event, Banky W mentioned Sarkodie’s name as the next artiste to perform but the host later came back to announce Nigeria artiste Davido as the next act after someone whispered into his ears.
“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 whisppered 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.
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.
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Top African artistes who performed at the event included include 2face Idibia, Wizkid, Davido, Teckno, Diamond, Victoria Kimani, Cassper Nyovest, Tiwa Savage, Flavour, Emma Nyra and many others.
Sarkodie then felt turn of events were disrespectful.
Sarkodie wrote on twitter: