New Venue Named For Wizkid’s Port-Harcourt Concert Amid Controversy

Posted on December 13 2018 , at 11:51 am
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Starboy CEO, Wizkid, in collaboration with Port-Harcourt born artiste Mr 2Kay, were scheduled to host a charity concert titled “God Can Bless Anybody” in the garden city on the 14th of December 2018 at the Yakubu Gowon international stadium formerly known as Liberation Stadium.

However, the concert will now hold a the Port-Harcourt Polo Club after the State government reportedly revoked the permission it had earlier given for the stadium to be used.

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) believed to be funding the supposed charity event allegedly gave a huge undisclosed amount of money to host the concert with Wizkid who is set to headline the event allegedly paid a whopping N30M as appearance fee for him and his crew.

The show promoters(MMM Boss) equally approached the Rivers state government to use the huge capacity Yakubu Gowon international stadium for the concert which was given out to them free of charge.

However, few days to the event, sources claim that the PDP led Rivers State government allegedly got a wind of information that the All Progressives Congress APC) were planning to use the concert as a campaign platform being that the major financiers of the Charity concert are the All Progressives Congress (APC) Led Federal Government owned NDDC .

This reportedly did not go down well with the Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led government who immediately decided the concert be stopped from holding at the state-owned facility!

The new Port-Harcourt polo club venue which holds less than 3’000 is a far cry from the stadium venue which can carry 16,000.

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