Nadia Mukami is not happy after she and her dancers were mistreated at Valentine’s Jamboree event, which was headlined by Nigeria’s Kizz Daniel.
Mukami took to social media to rant about how they were handled at the event and even denied access to some areas which were labeled for “International artistes only”.
Forgive me in advance🙏🏻 #ValentineJamboreeConcert. I wanna say thank you for making me part of this that means you see the work we put it but allow me to point out some challenges we experienced tonight before I set my feet on stage. This is just a sober and mature realization, I mean we all disagree to agree! First of all, when we got to the venue with my whole team, the bookings manager as usual went to check in with the security team I was left in the car with my dancers, official DJ, Videographer and the Content Manager. We then realized there was a commotion and I told the Content manager to go check. Later, the content manager asked for my security to be taken to my tent at the backstage and one of the guys was really rude and very hesitant. After a couple struggles one of few good security guys who is a fan agreed to take me to a tent only to be told when we got there; ‘ Hii tent ni ya msanii X( allow me to reserve the name) na ile next ni ya International artists You and your Content Manager kaeni hapa tutawapeleka kwa Tent ya ‘LOCAL ARTISTS’( Kenyan artists) hapo kwa VVIP. That really hit me and the Content Manager told the security guy: Hatuendi mahali then he instructed me nisisonge! All this time my team the dancers, DJ and my videographer were being denied access despite having the tags to backstage( I mean we always provide a rider),’ Nadia wrote in part.
She went ahead to call out event organisers who mistreat local artistes in their home country and pamper international artistes.
By the time my dancers joined me at the ‘international artists tent’ they were already mad and stressed and we were being pressured to move to the ‘local artist tent’
We later got on stage (personally my energy levels were already low plus my team was just bored and feeling like we are just nobodies in our own country! We got on stage and killed it🔥🔥🔥, as usual,😁Coming back from stage our sweaters and jumpers had already been moved to the ‘local artists tent’😁 and our drinks I mean we need water after the performance but were nowhere to be seen!
CONCLUSION :I am not against any ‘international artist’ having high-end care but please let the treatment be fair also to us ‘Local artists’ We work very hard to represent our fans and our country and I would request we get a little bit of respect. Just a humble feedback and suggestion!
Apart from Kizz Daniel and Nadia, other artistes who performed included Uganda’s BigTril, Sailors, Ethic and Nandy.
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The event was poorly attended and most seats were empty. Those who attended including bouncers were less than 300.
According to sources, the poor performance was due to bad management, poor timing i.e there were other events, Buju Banton’s and Diamond Platnumz’, and last-minute marketing.
Kizz Daniel is big and the event organisers could have either rescheduled the event or do proper marketing. The flopped event must have killed Kizz Daniel’s pride.