Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie was in Dubai for the One African concert held on Thursday, November 16 but failed to perform after a successful soundcheck and arriving at the venue on time.
The reasons for the failure of his performance has not been communicated to the press by the organisers as well as Sarkodie’s management team. However, a close source has hinted blogger NYDJ that Sarkodie was disrespected by some Nigerian artistes on the night and that’s why he failed to mount the stage.
According to the individual who desire to stay anonymous, Sarkodie was to perform after Tiwa Savage but Wizkid joined the Mavins artiste whilst on stage which prevented Sarkodie from performing after Tiwa Savage as originally planned. The organisers after the unfortunate incident told Sarkodie he would mount stage after Teckno but Davido repeated what his arch-rival, Wizkid did when Tiwa Savage was on stage.
The last straw that broke the camel’s back according to the informant was when Banky W who was the host of the show mentioned Sarkodie as next act whilst DJ Mensah was setting up only to be informed later that Davido was to perform before Sarkodie.
“Sarkodie then felt turn of events were disrespectful. This happens to be the third time he has been disrespected in the same manner by the Nigerian artistes.”
Top African artistes who performed at the event included include 2face Idibia, Wizkid, Davido, Tecko, Diamond, Victoria Kimani, Cassper Nyovest, Tiwa Savage, Flavour, Emma Nyra, et al with the exception of Sarkodie.