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Jidenna Speaks On Lateness Exhibited At One Africa Music Fest




By Ganiyat Ganiyu

Nigerian- American rapper, Jidenna has bared his mind on the lateness culture known as ‘African Time’ exhibited by Nigerian artistes at the just concluded One Africa Music Fest.

Jidenna in an interview with Factory78, said the world mocks Africa over its usual ‘African Time’.

The singer said this in reaction to his failure to perform at the recently held One Africa Music Fest in London, England.

He said: “I was at the first One Africa Fest in Barclays Centre, Brooklyn. It was a success.

“It wasn’t enough for me to just do one. I really want to follow this and I want to follow this everywhere in the world.

“This fest is very important to me. I’m not sure where the ball was dropped but I do know that it came down to time management

“People make jokes about African Time but the truth is that everyone is laughing at us. We are out here joking about it but every other continent is laughing at us.

“That’s what happened to me. Davido, Tiwa’s sets were even cut off. I don’t know what exactly happened and why it happened.

Jidenna also said he’s yet to receive a personal apology from the organisers of the concert.

“All I can say is the way we do business in our crew…. is that if we make a mistake, then we apologise to the person personally. I am still awaiting the apology personally,” he said.

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