Buju Banton concert postponed as country mourns Moi


Buju Banton concert postponed as country mourns Moi
Buju Banton and late president Daniel Moi. PHOTOS | COURTESY

In Summary

  • Buju Banton’s management team apologised to their Kenyan fans saying rescheduling of the performance was due to “circumstances beyond our control.”

Organizers of the much anticipated Nairobi performance of Jamaican Reggae maestro Buju Banton have been forced to postpone the event following the death of former president Daniel Moi.

Buju Banton’s management team, in a statement seen by Citizen Digital on Thursday, apologised to their Kenyan fans saying rescheduling of the performance was due to “circumstances beyond our control.”

“We extended all possibilities to work with the constraints the promoters faced. It is with great regret to inform you that Buju Banton will not be performing in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday February 8th 2020,” read the statement.

Speaking to Citizen Digital on phone, Kevin Mulei, Founder and head of NRG Radio who were behind the concert, said a new date for the concert will be issued.

“We were advised by the government to observe the days of mourning late president Moi (in accordance with the directive issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta), hence we had to reschedule the concert. We are working on a new date as we speak and will communicate,” said Mr. Mulei.

A later statement from NRG Radio said the viewing of Moi’s body set for Saturday and Sunday at Parliament buildings would have presented logistical challenges.

They further stated that concert will now go down on February 15 at the KICC, the same venue it was initially scheduled for.

“Please be advised that we shall honour all the tickets already purchased, all sponsors and partners,” read the statement.

“Our line-up remains the same and Buju Banton is fired up to deliver a great show. We are committed to ensure that we live up to all our fans expectations.”

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