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Revealed: Why Lauryn Hill Missed Lagos May Day Show

Posted: May 2, 2015 at 1:12 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Poor logistic arrangement prevented music enthusiasts  and Nigerian fans of Grammy Award winning American star, Lauryn Hill, from watching her perform in a highly advertised concert intended for the May Day celebrations on Friday evening in Lagos.

The artiste who was billed to perform alongside Nigerian musicians like Flavour, Yemi Alade, Chidinma, Patoranking and DJ Jimmy Jatt at the Eko Hotel and Suites, had apologised  through a post on her website, but pointed out that she and her were stranded at the airport.

In her apology, she posted: “Hello Lagos, Nigeria! We are disappointed to report that we will not be performing at tonight’s concert.

“From our end, we did everything we were supposed to do, including waiting at the airport for many hours, ready to fly out and share the evening with you. Unfortunately, after much effort, the promoter was not able to get all of our travel arrangements taken care of.”

Continuing, she said: “This prevented us from being able to fly into Nigeria in time to make the concert. We were all very excited to come, and very disappointed that we couldn’t make this one.

“However, we are working to reschedule our appearance ASAP. From what we’ve been told, the promoter intends to honour all tickets sold.

She also posted a video on her Facebook page, explaining that she and her crew were at the airport for seven hours and that they will definitely make it up to Nigerians by coming on another date.

The show which was organised by “May Day Live’’ then took place without the American artiste as the advertised Nigerian artistes took to the stage in turns to entertain the audience.

We are gonna make it there; we are gonna get there. We wish everybody a wonderful evening,’’ she said with a few members of her band and child behind her before they sang.

The organisers also released a statement promising to have the artiste in Nigeria on a new date.

The concert’s organiser, has, however, announced the postponement, saying the tickets obtained would be valid.