In a shocking turn of events, Electror Mirror, the esteemed manager of multiple award-winning Ghanaian singer Gyakie, was brutally attacked at the Afronation concert in Portugal. The incident took place on Thursday, June 29, leaving Mirror in need of immediate medical attention.
The confrontation reportedly occurred when Mirror had an altercation with the event’s security personnel, leading to a violent assault. George Britton, the talented manager of Camidoh, provided reliable information about the incident, confirming that Mirror had been rushed to the hospital for treatment. A distressing video shared on social media by Britton sheds light on the severity of the attack.
Afronation is an annual three-day music festival known for its star-studded lineup and is produced by Live Nation, Event Horizon, Smade Entertainment, and Memories of Tomorrow. Founded in 2013 by Obi Asika and Smade in association with BBC 1 Xtra, this year’s event is being held in Portugal from June 28 to June 30, 2023.
The festival boasts an impressive roster of artists, including Gyakie, Camidoh, Black Sherif, Ayra Starr. With Burna Boy, 50 Cent, and Booba headlining the event, the attack on Mirror has raised concerns about the safety and security measures at Afronation.
As news of the incident spreads, fans and industry insiders alike are expressing their shock and solidarity with Mirror and the affected artists. It remains to be seen how the organizers and authorities will respond to this unfortunate incident, but the spotlight is now on the festival’s security protocols and the safety of artists and attendees.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining a secure environment at large-scale music events, where fans come together to celebrate their favorite artists. Concert organizers must prioritize the safety of all participants and ensure that appropriate security measures are in place to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.
As Mirror recovers from the attack, the music community hopes for a swift resolution to the situation and a renewed focus on ensuring the well-being and security of everyone involved in the Afronation concert series.