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.
Kcee performing at Tinubu's Inauguration Concert isn't surprising, he's proven to be nothing but a sellout with no morals after he & his brother hosted MC Oluomo. Asake, Fireboy, Wande Coal, plus others who performed should also be ashamed of themselves; Money isn't everything.
— Daniel Regha (@DanielRegha) May 25, 2023
Heard Buju performed at Tinubu concert yesterday. Lol
Again, boys were played. pic.twitter.com/40k3VhTCen
— Premier (@SodiqTade) May 26, 2023
Why are people wailing because of artists that performed at the Tinubu Inauguration Concert.
90% of you guys wailing will accept an appointment from Tinubu.
Let people do whatever pleases them. I know that the Tribunal and Supreme Court will favor Tinubu.
Nigeria is long gone.
— Chinedu Ihekwoaba (@thepoetpreneur) May 26, 2023
Some Nigerian musicians performed at Tinubu’s concert. I thought we were all fíghting this battle together.
— RUTH 🇨🇦 (@rutie_xx) May 26, 2023
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.