Shoke Shoke 2.0 Festival Canceled

Shoke Shoke Festival 2.0 has been canceled. The highly anticipated concert was slated for the 9th of September 2023 at the Uhuru Gardens. In a statement shared on their social media handles, the organizers, Mwanume Ni Effort (MNE), confirmed that the concert was canceled due to unmet financial obligations.

While this news is a disappointment to the eager fans, the organizers deeply apologized for the cancellation. “We understand the disappointment that this may bring and we genuinely apologize for the inconvenience caused.” The statement read.

Shoke Shoke 2.0 had earlier been postponed from July 29th, 2023 amid security concerns. The artist lineup included superstars such as Bensoul, Ssaru, Wakadinali, Kahu$h, and Sun-El Musician as well as the headliner, Nigerian sensation Ruger.

Shoke Shoke 2.0

While the statement noted that part of the money from the Shoke Shoke 2.0 ticket sales was used to compensate the artists in the lineup, the Mwanume Ni Effort team has assured those who had purchased the tickets of their refunds. “Our team is actively working to ensure the necessary addition of funds as soon as possible and we anticipate that the refunds will be processed in the next 45-60 days.” The statement further affirmed.

Shoke Shoke made a triumphant debut earlier in the year attracting several fans. The initial event, featuring leading Nigerian vocalist Ayra Starr and the esteemed Khaligraph Jones, set an impressive precedent. A staggering attendance of more than 5,000 enthusiastic attendees graced the festival.

Furthermore, Shoke Shoke’s virtual resonance was equally remarkable, as it soared to prominence online. Emerging as the top trending topic on Twitter, the festival’s hashtag garnered an astounding reach, exceeding 54 million impressions. Shoke Shoke 2.0 was created to build upon the success of its inaugural edition.

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