Asake, Fireboy, And Other Artists’ Performance At Tinubu’s Concert Cause Twitter Uproar

Several Nigerian artists, including Fireboy, Asake, Wande Coal, and many others, are currently facing criticism on Twitter from their fellow citizens for appearing at Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s inauguration concert. A concert called “Renewed Hope” in honor of the APC flagbearer was held at the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja before the President-Elect’s inauguration on May 29. Over forty Nigerian artists performed there to the delight of the crowd.

The celebration for Bola Ahmed Tinubu took place on May 25, 2023, and several well-known performers, including Asake, Fireboy, Timaya, Naira Marley, BNXN fka Buju, Waje, Brymo, KCee, Seyi Vibez, Ice Prince, and a host of others, attended. However, Twitter users have voiced their views over the choices of renowned musicians performing at the concert, while a court lawsuit regarding the validity of the election that named Tinubu the president-elect is still pending.

While a portion of the crowd did not find anything wrong with the performers’ performances, a sizable portion of the audience criticized the performers for attending the event. The All Progressives Congress’ youth wing leaders, including Tinubu’s son Seyi, announced the event, according to The Punch, to recognize young people for their role in the party’s electoral success. The event, according to Seyi, was also intended to bring the nation’s young people together.

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