The highly anticipated Nativeland concert, which held yesterday, left a sour taste in the mouths of attendees. Reports reveal that party lovers sustained injuries at the event, which held at Muri Okunola Park in Victoria Island, Lagos.
What would have been an amazing time to relax with friends after a long year and listen to favourite artistes turned into a terrible experience.
According to videos and photos from the concert released by various attendees, the VIP stage caved in minutes into Fireboy DML’s performance.
Eyewitnesses who reported live from the incident say the reason behind the sad incident was the overcrowded nature of the venue of the event. Apparently, the organisers sold more tickets than the venue could accommodate.
There were also reports of high handedness from the security operatives at the venue. We saw frightening clips of security men in Nigerian Army uniform harassing a few of the attendees.
Fireboy has a song called “Party Scatter” and apparently at #NATIVELAND19 while Fireboy was performing, the VIP section fell & party really scattered 🤣
What are the fucking odds?
— Peng Man 🔥 (@mjjuniormodel) December 20, 2019
— Lamarr ❁ (@Kinglamar___) December 20, 2019
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The organisers of the event subsequently released a statement following the negative reactions from outraged attendees. According to them, a stampede by the crowd left the security operatives overwhelmed and a lot of people came in with multiple unticketed entries.
They went on to apologise to ‘Nativelanders’ who took out their time to attend the concert, promising to get a bigger venue for their next concert. This apology, however, didn’t go down well with a lot of people as they have been calling out Nativeland on Twitter.
Native Mag later took down the statement from its official Twitter page.
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