Davido, top Nigerian Afropop singer, says he had to pay £55,000 at his January concert that held at the O2 Arena for the show to start late.
The ‘Fall’ crooner, who is currently on a tour in the United States, told New York’s DJ Ebro that he had to do so to avoid performing to a half-filled hall.
They said I gotta get on stage by 8, and I said alright and then by 8 o’clock my boy come tell me that brother you can’t go on stage right now and I say what you mean, he said brother everybody is still walking around, I looked at the stadium, half empty. I was going crazy.
he said in an interview with Hot 97 FM.
He explained that he had to pay £55,000, which was the cost for a 55-minute extension.
If I go on that stage that place is half empty, somebody will take that picture and that picture will go father than anything. I waited till that place was filled.
I waited for about an hour and thirty before we started. I’d rather pay the fine because people don’t want you to win. Negativity goes way farther than positivity.
The 26-year-old singer, who described his father as his biggest fan, said his global success began when he decided to focus on Nigeria.