HARARE – Nigerian star Tekno’s concert will go ahead as scheduled tomorrow at Alexandra Sports Club, TripleLife Entertainment, which is organising the show, has said.
Early this week, TripleLife said they had indefinitely postponed Tekno’s concert in Zimbabwe citing what it described as an “electrical mishap.”
But yesterday, in another statement signed by one Patrick Vijay Hundu, the concert organiser said the show was now back on.
“Following our announcement of a deferral of our show to a later date citing advice proffered by our on-site engineer, we have since rectified the concern. We are pleased to inform you that the Tekno show scheduled for tomorow will still go ahead as planned. We heeded the concerns of the fans who implored us to fix the concerns,” said Hundu.
Tekno is popular for the hits Pana, Duro and Yawa. He walked away with the Best New Act Award at the sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards held in South Africa last year.
Hundu said the Tekno show will match the high standards they upheld during Tarrus Riley Gig.
“The show did not turn out the way we wanted it to, it surpassed expectations. It was a debut event which we targeted a certain demographic which came to the event in their numbers.
“We wanted the attendees to get value for money at a safe event that was briskly coordinated and everything from our point of sales booths to our crowd management set a platinum standard that others can only emulate,” he said.
The Duro singer’s maiden concert in Harare is taking place a week before a show by another Nigerian star Davido who is scheduled to perform at the Harare International Conference Centre on December 1. Davido’s show is being organised by 2 Kings Entertainment.
In a recent interview, TripLife Entertainment denied that they were creating unnecessary competition with 2 Kings Entertainment.
“Competition would mean targeting the same artiste as a fellow promoter. When you hold shows in the same breath of time that is not competition but working together to give people quality entertainment which our world desperately needs.
“The more the merrier as they say and that is something we subscribe to. Should we wake up and hear that another entertainment company has been formed to add to the list then the more our hearts will be happier. The industry needs more players. It is for the benefit of the artistes and the fans alike,” Hundu said then.