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FANS TURN CHAOTIC IN NAIROBI, KENYA, AFTER REGGAE ARTISTS FAIL TO PERFORM!

Tarrus Riley

Tarrus Riley

By Cyrus Ombati—-

Alpha Blondy

Alpha Blondy

NAIROBI, KENYA: A planned reggae music concert turned chaotic in Nairobi after major Jamaican artists failed to turn up on stage to perform on Saturday night.Â

At least 10 youths were arrested, several people robbed and property destroyed as angry fans turned chaotic fighting to get back their cash they had paid for the show.Â

Jamaica‘s top dancehall singers Tarrus Riley and Demarco and Ivorian Alpha Blondy were scheduled to perform at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre ( KICC) on Saturday night but did not turn up.

They were said to be holed up in their Eastlands Hotel in Hurlinghum area after the organisers of the show allegedly failed to honor their pledge to pay them.

They were to perform at KICC as part of ongoing celebrations of Kenya’s 50 years of independence.

More than 3,000 fans had turned up for the show after paying a staggering Sh2,500 for ordinary ticket and Sh5,000 for VIP.

DeMarco

DeMarco

Despite heavy downpour that was earlier on Saturday night experienced, the show kicked off well with the DJs and local artists entertaining the reggae lovers.

Things turned chaotic at about 2.30 am when it was clear the main artists were nowhere to be seen.

Pleas from the DJs to the crowd to be patient did not bear fruits as they started to throw bottles, stones and other objects to the stage.

Then chaos broke out as the fans overwhelmed the security and descended to the stage vandalizing the music system.

 

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