Diamond, Yemi ditch Morgan Heritage

Diamond, Yemi ditch Morgan Heritage

Diamond, Yemi ditch Morgan Heritage

There could be more than what meets the eye after Tanzania’s Diamond and Nigeria’s Yemi Alade were a no show at the Morgan Heritage led Tomorrow's Leaders Concert held at the Kasarani Stadium on Saturday. The event had been marred by many logistic issues that saw two press conferences and a pre-party show get cancelled. The Saturday daytime show was a flop and when the night event came, the rainy weather spelt in doom and so did the artistes who had been glued to their rooms over 12 hours since their call performance time.

Only a handful of fans were at the Kasarani venue at 9pm that Saturday night and far into the midnight hour, the VIP and VVIP reserves were a disaster with tents still being erected with the special guests shielding themselves in the official bar tent. About 3,800 people among them Permanent Secretaries, Members of Parliament and UN officials had paid up to Sh12, 000 for the VVIP ticket. At about 11pm, Twitter went on overboard as Kenyans criticised the organisers and worse even for those on the ground in the rain, the wait had to prolong till 2pm when the first big act came on stage.

To add to the drama of the night, Diamond who had not updated anything about the show on his Instagram - after arriving in Nairobi on Friday - confirmed that he would not perform as he was 'unwell'. Yemi Alade too pulled out under unclear circumstances. The sound and general stage set up was amazing the Mo Sound team had out done itself. Led by Chameleone, Stoneboy and the performances were world class. But how much a wait this was for the main act Morgan Heritage who hit the stage at 5am...Sunday morning! Fans chased the sun on their way home!