Jamaican reggae artiste Admiral Tibet postpones Kenya concert
Jamaica reggae musician, Admiral Tibet, has postponed his planned concert in Nairobi to a later date. The concert that was slated for Saturday (October 8, 202) at KICC has been postponed after Admiral Tibet born Kenneth Allen missed his flight.
“He was unable to board the aircraft and make it to Kenya in time. In St. Catherine’s Jamaica, severe flooding has made most public services, including transportation, inaccessible,” read the message from Grandpa Dynamics.
“We sincerely apologize to the many fans who purchased concert tickets in anticipation of the event. We also sincerely apologize to all of our partners who generously contributed to this event,” Daniel Majani, the Operations Manager, added.
The cancellation of Admiral Tibet’s concert comes hours after Nigerian songbird Temilade Openiyi, better known as Tems, cancelled her concert that was set to be held next week at Waterfront Mall Karen in Nairobi.
“Hey Kenya. Honestly, it’s quite heartbreaking to say this but I will not be able to perform at the Tukutane Festival due to circumstances beyond my control. I am as disappointed as you all are but I look forward to coming and giving you a show that you deserve. Love you all,” Tems tweeted.
Hey Kenya 🇰🇪. Honestly, it’s quite heartbreaking to say this but I will not be able to perform at the Tukutane Festival due to circumstances beyond my control. I am as disappointed as you all are but I look forward to coming and giving you a show that you deserve. Love you all 💖
— TEMS (@temsbaby) October 6, 2022
While Tems’ promoters said Kenyans who had paid for the event would get their refunds, her Kenyan fans called her out for not keeping her promise of performing in the country.
Organisers of the event also blamed musician of pulling a surprise on them despite paying her performance fees.
“As of three days ago, all was going according to schedule and plan. We paid for Tems in full 15 days before the performance date. To our surprise as soon as the payment was made, her manager said she is no longer comfortable coming to Kenya and just does not want to perform for her Kenya fans. We were in shock, heartbroken and financially wounded,” the event organisers said in a statement.