Reports started trooping in last night that Samini’s much publicized Sallafest Concert which was scheduled for yesterday was canceled. Other reports even mentioned that, the show was made free at some point because of low patronage and the gates were opened for free . Tickets were sold for Ghc30 & Ghc20 but the gates had to be opened for FREE at that point.
The Tamale Stadium which can take a capacity of about 10,000 people saw just about 100 people in there. Other sources say that the reasons for the low patronage was because of POOR publicity and also two of Northern region’s reigning and crowd pulling artistes, Maccasio and Fancy Gaddam ALL turned Samini down.
But another Blogger and radio presenter based in the North who owns Nashiddi.com also reports that the show was cancelled because of alleged gunshots in some parts of Tamale, Dgan Dabbi fong to be precise.
“We have cancelled the show because of some reported gunshots fired in the city during the early hours of the evening and considering the fact that we are in election year, we wouldn’t want to go ahead with the show because we picked up intelligence that , the rampant gunshots which was heard during the early hours of the evening was most likely to be transferred to the event grounds. Samini for some years now has been a strong advocate of Violent free election and wouldn’t want his name/brand to be cited in any related violence.” The source stated categorically.
He also added that, The Salla date which was calculated to fall on Sunday, 11th September , eventually turned up to be on Monday, 12th September, 2016, and Tamale being a Moslem dominated city, hosting a show on Salla eve is most likely to receive low patronage cos people will be going for early morning prayers and sacrifices, an activity most Moslems wont miss for anything.
Samini was enskinned as ‘King of Music’ by the Tamale Paramount Chief moments before his concert.
Some pundits have opined that it is very big blow to HGF and their Boss due to the fact that just recently Stonebwoy was there and received a massive crowd and the fact that Tamale is his Home region
Who could be blamed? Drop your comments below