Artists being mishandled at local events is not something new. Despite the constant complaints, it has happened yet again.
Several artists who attended the Valentine’s Jamboree Concert have come out to accuse the organizers of mistreatment during the event.
Singer Nadia took to social media to complain of how her team was badly treated in the event held at Uhuru Gardens on Saturday 15th. According to the singer, her team; deejay, videographer and content manager were all treated badly.
“First of all I wanna say thank you for making me part of this that means you see the work we put it but allow me to point out some challenges we experienced tonight before I set my feet on stage. This is just a sober and mature realization, I mean we all disagree to agree,” she said on social media.
She went on:
“First of all when we got to the venue with my whole team, the bookings manager as usual went to check in with the security team I was left in the car with my dancers, official DJ, Videographer and the Content Manager. We then realized there was a commotion and I told the Content manager to go check.
“Later, the content manager asked for my security to be taken to my tent at the backstage and one of the guys was really rude and very hesitant. After a couple struggles one of few good security guys who is a fan agreed to take me to a tent only to be told when we got there; ‘ Hii tent ni ya msanii X( allow me to reserve the name) na ile next ni ya International artists You and your Content Manager kaeni hapa tutawapeleka kwa Tent ya ‘LOCAL ARTISTS’( Kenyan artists) hapo kwa VVIP. That really hit me and the Content Manager told the security guy: Hatuendi mahali then he instructed me nisisonge!All this time my team the dancers, DJ and my videographer were being denied access despite having the tags to backstage( I mean we always provide a rider)
“By the time my dancers joined me at ‘ international artists tent’ they were already mad and stressed and we were being pressured to move to the ‘local artist tent’
We later got on stage( personally my energy levels were already low plus my team was just bored and feeling like we are just nobodies in our own country!We got on stage and killed itas usualComing back from stage our sweaters and jumpers had already been moved to the ‘local artists tent’ and our drinks I mean we need water after the performance were no where to be seen!
“CONCLUSION:I am not against any ‘international artist’ having high end care but please let the treatment be fair also to us ‘Local artists’ We work very hard to represent our fans and our country and I would request we get a little bit of respect. Just a humble feedback and suggestion! cc:ValJamboreeConcert.”
Rap group Ethics also accused the event organisers of failing to provide them with food and drinks in their tent despite their agreement.
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