• Eric says the crowd turned aggressive towards Harmonize and himself, stoning his car.
• Eric Omondi warned Kenyans that such acts might make East African artists fear visiting Kenya or performing for their fans here.
Comedian Eric Omondi has explained what led to a dramatic encounter between Tanzanian singer Harmonize and revelers at Captains Lounge on Friday.
Speaking to the media during the Africa Moja concert, Eric said that there was a misunderstanding from fans on what Harmonize was expected to do at the club.
"A lot of things happened, it was a party and some people were excited...the club was small. There is a difference between a concert and/event. Kenyans must understand that it was a club appearance/technical appearance/meet and greet/ an afterparty," Eric Omondi said.
He defended Harmonize's brief performance at the club, saying the Kwangwaru hitmaker was not obliged to entertain revelers that night.
"The artist is supposed to just chill, he is not supposed to perform. Harmonize was coming to perform at KICC, Kenyans should understand. You can even pay 1 million, you know what a club appearance is...it happens worldwide."
People themselves demanded that Harmonize should perform, so he sang some songs. Even tomorrow we have another club appearance and the artists will not perform, unless at his own will. He should not be told what to do," Eric added.
The comedian further confirmed earlier reports that the crowd turned aggressive towards Harmonize and himself.
“I feel Harmonize, people charged towards him, his car was stoned. I had to stay there for long, police had to be there because people were waiting for me outside."
Eric Omondi warned Kenyans that such acts might make East African artists fear visiting Kenya or performing for their fans here.
At the Captain's Lounge, Harmonize was captured performing only two lines from his hit songs Kwangwaru and Teacher.
Revelers were not impressed by the performance, hence attacking the singer for leaving them hanging.
This was after they had paid Sh 1000, for regular tickets, Sh 2,000 for VIP, and Sh 5,000 for VVIP.