Davido and Tems are set to perform at the 2023 edition of the Governors Ball Festival.
Organisers of the annual event recently released the full list of the artistes expected to grace the event as well as its headliners for the 2023 edition.
The event is slated to run for three days — from June 9 to 11 — at Corona Park in Queens in the United States of America.
Davido and Tems are the only Nigerian artistes enlisted to perform at the festival.
The ‘OBO’ crooner is scheduled to perform on June 9, alongside Lizzo, Lil Uzi Vert, Haim, Diplo, Omar Apollo, Kim Petras, Joey Bada$$, 070 Shake, Tai Verdes, and PJ Morton.
Tems, on the other hand, will thrill the audience at the festival on June 11, with Lamar, Lil Nas X, Giveon, Sofi Tukker, Pusha T, Girl In Red, Pinkpantheress, Sabrina Claudio, Cat Burns, and Maude Latour
Other artistes expected to attend the annual event include Odesza, Lil Baby, Rina Sawayama, Lauv, Oliver Tree, Finneas, Kenny Beats, Snail Mail, Amber Mark, Syd, and Suki Waterhouse.
How Peter Obi was attacked after rally in Katsina – LP Campaign
The presidential campaign council of the Labour Party (LP) says Peter Obi, its candidate, was attacked in Katsina state.
In a statement by Diran Onifade, its head of media, the campaign council said Obi’s car was attacked by hoodlums when he was on his way to the airport after a rally in the state.
“Our candidate had met with women in a townhall and then held a hugely successful rally at the Muhammad Dikko Stadium,” the statement reads.
“However, on his way to the airport, hoodlums attacked the car our candidate was riding in with heavy stones from his driver’s side, causing substantial damage to the vehicle.
“To the glory of God, Mr Obi and other occupants of the car were unhurt.
“Subsequently, another set of thugs also threw stones outside the stadium which damaged several vehicles including that of our official stage crew.”
The campaign council alleged that the attacks may have been orchestrated by “desperate politicians” over Obi’s outing in the state.
It condemned the attacks and called on security agencies to investigate the incident and prevent future occurrences.
“The two incidents taken together make us suspect that the attacks may have been premeditated at the behest of desperate polititicians who had been deluding themselves with the false claim that they had the northwest locked up but are now shocked by the show of force of the Obidient movement in the region,” the LP campaign added.
“While thanking the good people of Katsina who came out en masse to support our campaign yesterday, we call on security agencies to investigate this matter to forestall future occurrences.”
Burna Boy rain curses on fans after late arrival at Lagos concert (Video)
Burna Boy, the music star, has come under fire on social media for insulting fans at his Lagos concert.
The ‘African Giant’ crooner was scheduled to perform at his concert in Lagos on Sunday night.
But the singer did not show up early as expected, leaving many of his fans angry.
It is understood that the singer arrived at the concert — billed to start by 9 pm on Sunday — around 4 am on Monday.
When Burna Boy eventually turned up, he was seen calling out some of his fans for accusing him of shooting someone at a Lagos nightclub and claiming his mother once danced for Fela.
The ‘Last Last’ singer said he would not have shown up for the concert if not for Seyi Vibez who convinced him.
“Just to show you say I still love una. If not for Seyi Vibez, I for don dey go house,” he said.
“But I dey here for una, after una don talk say I kill person for Cubana, after una talk say my mama dance for Fela, after una don talk say…no wahala, I still love you, na why I still dey here, if you like no love me, na God go punish you.”
In another video, he also slammed fans for cursing him in the past. He added that if not for his love for them, he would not have performed at the show.
“Omo, no cap ooo, this is just to minimise they day when una dey curse me. If I dey lie right now, make God punish me, if no lie make God punish you. If na you be me, you no go come back. I no fit vex for una, I love una too much,” he added.
His action has continued to elicit reactions on Twitter, with many users tackling him for disrespecting his fans in Nigeria.
Here is what some had to say:
Fans in riot as 2Baba fails to perform at Delta concert
Usiaphe Kevin, the comedian better known as Whale Mouth, has alleged death threats to his family after 2Baba failed to show up for a concert in Delta state.
2Baba was among the music stars listed to perform at the maiden edition of ‘Ughelli to the World Concert/Awards’ in Delta state on December 25.
But a few hours to the much-awaited event, the ‘African Queen’ crooner announced he would not be attending the concert.
The music star said his absence was due to “circumstances beyond our control”, adding that his team did all they could to make it to the concert.
It is understood that after the video went viral, angry fans went on rampage. Some of them had also called out Whale Mouth, who organised the event.
A section of the aggrieved fans were also said to have vandalised properties at the venue while others demanded for a refund.
Speaking on the issue, Whale Mouth said he is “not a scam” as alleged.
He added that he paid 2Baba the sum of six million naira to perform at the event.
“I am not a scam, I have never in my entire life stolen or used dubious measures to make a kobo. I paid Tuface in full before December 25, the sum of N6 million, we had a performance agreement contract that was duly signed; we have receipts of payment to prove that. All necessary requirements from us were duly met and on time,” he said.
The entertainer said he has received several threat messages since the incident.
“At this very moment, my parents are being threatened. I have several threat messages, my investors are requesting for their return on investments, I have lost my integrity, and my team members are currently being looked for, as aggrieved guests caused serious chaos that the event couldn’t continue,” he added.
“Other artistes and comedians billed to perform couldn’t come out of their rooms for their own safety.
“As much as it is painful for me to do this, a lot is at stake, my life is at risk at the moment, my team mates are currently threatened, aggrieved guests are being refunded at the moment while we are making measures to fix few vandalised property at the premises.”
The comedian said 2Baba’s team initially cited delayed flight but when the airline eventually arrived Delta state, they realised he was not on board.
“Till this very moment, I am yet to get a call or feedback from Tuface and his team on why he left the airport without boarding that Arik flight to Warri,” he added.
2Baba is yet to react to the incident as of the time of this report.
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