Being his maiden visit to Kenya, his fans were pregnant with expectation, hoping to have the best night of their lives. But from the look of things, the celebrated Nigerian artist Tekno Miles fell short of his much-hyped accolades.
After spending their hard-earned cash on expensive tickets to Tekno’s first-ever concert in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, some Kenyans have taken to social media to express their disappointment at what they’ve termed as a “shoddy performance” by the artist on Saturday.
They say the much-publicized concert at Ngong Racecourse, Nairobi, was marred by a series of technical and security hitches, putting the organizers’ level of preparedness to question. Some of the attendees have also dismissed Tekno’s 28-minute performance as a big “joke”.
So Tekno only performed 4 jams shoddly?
While,Kansoul, Camp Mullan & Redsan Killed da show? High time we started appreciating our own!?
— Bad Ting! ? (@_OgeJnr) September 10, 2017
Instead of performing tekno kept shouting I love you Nairobi. And that was when we decided to leave and watch him on Youtube.
— Ettenna (@nettymitai) September 10, 2017
Even some popular local artists are weighing in on the conversation, blaming Kenyans for not appreciating local talent. Here is what Bien Baraza of Sauti Sol had to say about the performance.
Kenyans deserve that Tekno show. Campmulla makes a comeback and all you’re talking about is how bad Tekno was ???
— Bien-Aime Baraza (@bienaraza) September 10, 2017
Kenyan DJ Crème De La Crème, who performed as the main DJ of the night, took to twitter to absolve himself from blame.
Last Night was mad Liiit! On the flip side , Tekno wasn’t in sync with his band, then dude blames me ..no hard feelings tho. Stay Humble ??
— Creme De La Creme (@cremedj) September 10, 2017
But the artist, who is known for his international hits such as “Diana”, “Pana”, “Rara”, and many others, had a different version of the story.
Kenya ?? showed me too much ❤️ https://t.co/0yB3OTvbVU
— TEKNOOFFICIAL (@alhajitekno) September 10, 2017
The plush concert, whose tickets cost 4,000 Kenyan shillings for regular and 10,000 shillings for VIP, also featured a couple of renowned local artists, including “The Kansoul”, “xclusive Kace”, “Ally Fresh”, and “Redsan”.