The much hyped Tomorrow’s Leaders Festival organized by Jamaican Grammy Award winning reggae family, Morgan Heritage, was an epic failure.
Chocha! has learnt that for all the publicity the event got in the last two months, to popularise what should have probably been the concert of the year, fans who braved a long, cold, rainy night got the short end of the stick.
Depsite the event’s stellar cast of about 10 Kenyan and foreign entertainers, including Diamond Platinumz, Yemi Alade, Alaine, J Boog, Stonebowy, Jemere Morgan and Jose Chameleone, it live up to expectations.
Also lined up for the show was Jua Cali, Wyre, Naiboi, Femi One, KRG the Don, Gravity Band as well as Ethiopian Rophanan and Cameroonian rapper Stanely Enow.
Kenya, I really love you. The support and love I have received from you over my career has been priceless. I prepared to sing for longer tonight, but my show was cut short. Sigh, really hope to be able to take my time, free from sound issues and just really hold a vibes with you
— Alaine Laughton (@Alainesinga) June 9, 2019
However, not all of them got a chance to thrill their fans most notably Diamond and Yemi Alade.
From the onset, the organization of the event was shambolic with the performances starting at midnight.
From the long line up, all the artistes – save for Jose Chameleone, Alaine and Stonebowy – were restricted to a performance of about just 10 minutes, enough for just two songs.
KRG The Don barely finished performing his second song before he was called out of stage.
The performances were also constantly interrupted by the DJs and emcess as the organizers worked on which artiste to go next on stage.
At some point it got so bad that Cameroonian rapper Stanely was booed off stage amid chants of ‘Simba’ (Diamond) from the ravellers.
Morgan Heritage family would later come on to stage at 5am to salvage the show with an energising performance which also featured Jemere Morgan and Jboog.
According to multiple sources, the shambolic organization leading to the event starting late and other artistes failing to perform was because their dues hadn’t been fully settled by the organizer.
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