2017 Ghana Meets Naija just passed and all we can say is kudos to all the guys at Empire, organisers of the annual event for putting up such a great show.
Before May 27 evening, organisers had announced 8pm as start of the show but as at that time, the auditorium was almost empty. One could count the number of people in the room.
Organisers waited for a while thinking people would come but the story was the same as at 8: 20 pm. Organisers after realising that the show would end very late asked the first artiste, B4Bonah to kick off the game and that was a bold decision looking at the number of people who were seated at that time.
Almost everybody who was at the upper deck of the room I heard passing a comment was talking about the numbers in the room. After posting videos of the first three artistes on my instagram page, Zionfelixdotcom, people started questioning where the crowd was because the room was almost empty. People started concluding that the show had flopped but that was far from the truth.
Some Ghanaians wanted the show to start late but organisers did not allow that. Before Shatta Wale, Tiwa Savage, Falz, Davido and Manifest came on stage, the auditorium was full.
Dave Hammer, a friend who came from Kumasi for the concert called to complain that he has two VIP tickets but cannot even find a place to stand left alone sit and that tells how the place was packed.
If Empire had said the room was empty so they were waiting for the place to be full before starting this year’s Ghana Meets Naija concert, the event would’ve started around 10 pm. In fact, every event organiser should learn this risk Empire took.