Zambian promoters Explain Why WizKid’s Show Flopped


If you haven’t heard, WizKid was on the wrong side of his Zambia fans after he failed to perform at a show that was scheduled to happen in Lusaka.

The event was scheduled to start by 6PM on April 30th at the national stuadium (60,000 capacity) but Wizkid was only able to land Lusaka in the early hours of May 1, 2016.

In their statement the show promoters explained why WizKid arrived so late in Lusaka detailing that due to his other show in Sierra Leone, the timing and schedule was very tight.

We didn’t of course fill up the stadium as we had envisaged and campaigned for and in that regard we are not proud at all. We didn’t start the show as early as we had envisaged.”

” The pop singer had a show in Sierra Leone on the 28th of April 2016 and needed to either return to Lagos on the morning of April 29, 2016 and proceed to Lusaka and arrive on the morning of April 30 2016. To achieve that, we required availability of commercial flights between Freetown, Sierra Leone and Lagos.

We decided to charter a private JET from Lagos to Freetown and back, and proceed with a commercial flight from Lagos to JHB and again a private charter from JHB to Lusaka. Unfortunately and due to circumstances beyond our control, 3 of the Wizkid management including himself, missed the Lagos to JHB flight.
” We never slept and were on phone trying with his management to hire an emergency private charter from Lagos to Lusaka. Eventually we found an alternative however, when he should have landed at 5a.m on April 30, 2016, in JHB, the only available flight was landing
late. As he landed the private charter was already positioned and ready to take off. He eventually landed in Zambia in the early morning of May 1, 2016.”

About a month ago, WizKid caught the wrath of Zimbabwean fans on social media after he failed to perform at the show scheduled to happen in Harare, the capital city.

However most of the stops in WizKid’s African tour have been highly successful with the Sierra Leonian president hosting him when he visited the country. 


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