Content creator and artiste, Carter Efe, has claimed that popular Afrobeats singer, Ahmed Ololade also known as Asake was chased off the stage during his concert at London’s O2 Arena last year.
The skit-maker said the management of the arena turned off the lights after sending Grammy-nominated YBNL signee, off the podium.
Carter Efe made the revelation during a chat on the Spill With Phyna padcast while lamenting the unfair treatment melted at Nigerian creatives by Western music executives and show promoters.
He decried the fact that his colleagues still go back to the foreign music executives despite being treated ‘anyhow’.
Carter said; “The management of 02 Arena turned off the lights during Asake’s performance at the venue last year. Westerners treat us anyhow, and we still go back to them. They chased Asake off the stage. They put off the lights. I’m not lying.”
Phyna suggested that Nigerian artistes should unite and organize concerts for fans in the country but he dismissed her suggestion, saying the country lacks the facilities to host events of such magnitude.
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Controversial artiste, Habeeb “Portable” Okikiola also known as Portable, has advised Nigerian artistes to prioritise the country’s genre, Afrobeats over Amapiano.
He spoke in reaction to the outcome of the Grammy show which saw South African singer, Tyla winning an award ahead of Burna Boy, Davido and other Nigerians.
In a video posted on social media, Portable called on Nigeria and Nigerians to value what they have, which is Afrobeats.
According to the Zazuu star, it is important for his people to do what he said if they wanted to continue winning international awards.
Portable further noted that Amapiano belongs to South Africans, and he warned that the sound and its music cannot get Nigerians a Grammy Award.