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Nigerians Drag Wizkid On Twitter Over Missed Coachella Performance

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It is rare to see Wizkid trend for the wrong reason. The Starboy is usually in the news for awards, new music and other positive reasons but today, he is the subject of intense criticism on Twitter for failing to make it to the venue of the Coachella event where he was to perform alongside the likes of Beyonce and Eminem.

Earlier in the year, Nigerians celebrated the news that Wizkid would be performing at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California, US. The news was welcomed as a sign of penetration of African music into the center stage of world music. Nigerians looked forward to the date of Wizkid’s performance, only to be disappointed by the news that the Starboy missed the scheduled performance due to troubles with his visa. The organisers of the event made the announcement via their Twitter handle:

Wizkid used the same platform as the organisers of the event, to explain to his fans that the issue was beyond him.

He tweeted:

But Nigerians would have none of it. A mass of  Nigerian music followers took to Twitter to pour out their anger and they directed most of it at Wizkid. The singer was blamed for the unfortunate incident and his explanation was termed an excuse.

See tweets below.

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  1. I read most of the tweets. I was very surprised by how personal Nigerians took it. Most of the critics neither are in America nor purchased the ticket for the show. They forgot that we are all humans and cannot have control over everything. If Wizkid could not make it to the concert, it supposed to be the problem of the organisers and those who purchased the tickets. Wizkid even apologised for his failure to attend and promised to be there by next weekend. That should be enough, but many Nigerians are naturally sad and difficult.

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