With the current out-burst of famed Nigerian Rema's embarrassing performance in Portugal, it took me down memory lane to recount of other performances that went downhill
The Calm Down hit-maker was recently in Portugal to perform at the Afronation festival.
A lady who had traveled to Portugal to listen to the sensational singer could not help but express her disappointment through a TikTok video.
“Why are you not singing? We came to see you live. You're a vocalist; your main instrument is your voice. we came to Portugal to hear you live because we love how your songs sound like on recording," the fan expressed
Rema took it on his Twitter account to try and make amends.
“Whoever came for Afronation day (1) knew the sound was BAD. Two-second delay feedback from the mic, no in-ear monitors for Artists to keep track of the audio the audience was receiving.” He wrote.
“Let's not even talk about provisions they make for Artists to come with bands: still I made use of Live sessions at first, and I cut it off & improvised cause I wasn't satisfied with the sound.
I even complained on stage. One thing lead to another; know this! But I can't watch people take shots @ me and my brother, Omah Lay. Lastly, we’ll all learn, grow & do better,as artists & Organizers, Peace.” Rema explained.
Earlier this year, Tanzanian-based singer Harmonize was set to perform at Captains Lounge.
Revelers were required to pay Sh. 1000, for regular tickets, Sh. 2,000 for VIP and Sh. 5,000 forVVIP.
On reaching the club, Harmonize performed for about one and a half minutes.
Harmonize sang part of his Kwangwaru song featuring Diamond Platnumz
. Disappointed fans charged toward them (Eric Omondi, who was his frontier), but they managed to escape narrowly.
3. Charly Black
The Jamaican dance hall Artist was set to perform at the Nye Glow Fest 2 nd Edition at Ngong Race Course.
After a lot of hype from the organizers promising heaven on earth, disappointed fans reported poor sound, more to it, being forced to leave the event at 2.00 am, and the 'Gyal you are a party Animal' hit-maker performed for less than 30 minutes.
4. Sauti Sol
The Kenyan Afro-Pop band was scheduled to perform in a concert in London, but they announced its postponement through an Instagram post.
Although the statement they made promised to find ways to reschedule and keep the purchased tickets valid for a future date, UK fans were left less than impressed.
A spate of angry comments followed, with many fans demanding refunds and venting their frustration at the inconvenient timing of the revocation.
5. Doja Cot
The 'Juicy' hit-maker had her performance in Paraguay canceled due to extreme weather conditions, which left the capital city flooded.
Adding fury to the fire, she did not address it with her fans which led them to visit her in her hotel room but refused to see them.
After endless slamming by the Paraguayan netizens, Doja Cat announced that she was ‘out’ changing her Twitter name to ‘I quit’ then ‘I quit still.’