Ghanaian female singer and songwriter Sista Afia has delved into the aftermath of her debut concert at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
The singer who gained mainstream recognition following the release of ‘jeje’ which featured dancehall musician Shatta Wale hosted her first-ever concert in Tamale in a quest for innovation and to reach her fans in the Northern Hemisphere. The concert was held in May 2022.
Afia billed the likes of Medikal, Kwame Yogot, Mr. drew, Sefa, Lasmid, Ataaka, Wiz Child, Fadlan, and Lil Win among other top guns in the music industry to entertain her fans.
Antithetical to her expectations, the concert recorded an atrocious low turnout and also experienced technical hitches which eventually led to the abrupt end of the concert while she was still on stage performing.
Speaking in an interview on 3Music TV, Queen Solomon as she carries herself claimed that the concert was hugely sabotaged by the Northern entertainment enthusiasts.
According to her, it was sabotaged because she didn’t have the two Northern top-notch artists, Fancy Gadam and Maccasio on the bill.
“The whole show was sabotaged because I didn’t have Fancy or one other artiste on the bill. So they kept removing the plugs. When I stepped on stage, after 2 seconds, they took the plug, and all the lights went back off. They kept doing it even before I went on stage.”
She added that “We did everything possible. I mean, we did the prom, and we met the Chiefs. We did everything you are supposed to do when it comes to Tamale.
“We contacted Fancy. I contacted both of them. Then he (Fancy) gave me an amount that I have to pay, and we bargained. And the minute I was about to pay, he wasn’t answering my text.”