Drama As VIP Stand Collapses During #NativeLand19 Concert
Concertgoers have taken to social media to express their disappointment with the organisers of the much-talked-about Native Land 19 concert held in Lagos night.
Apparently, the everything seemingly was going well until singer Fireboy DML took to the stage to perform his hit single, and the VIP stand, which reportedly was overcrowded, collapsed, injuring many people and triggering a stampede.
Witnesses at the scene claimed there were no medical personnel to help those who got injured, and security refused to let the agitated concertgoers out, until hours later.
See some of the tweets below:
Fuck you #NATIVELAND19. Finally got my sons home safely only to hear of kids in hospital due to your recklessness and greed. Gate fell on their school friends. Another friend was beaten by the police.
update: i was on the floor struggling for life because i wanted to see koffee and co. my earrings are gone and I’m in a mess. Big ups to y’all #NATIVELAND19
I saw people get stamped on just to get in. Security was tasering everyone at the VIP entrance…VIP! The stage collapsed and everyone ran for their lives. People having panic attacks all around me #NATIVELAND19
People jumping over fences and breaking their legs just to get out. Because security wouldn’t let anyone in or out. So many people bleeding. Phones & money stolen… shoes lost. I can’t even #NATIVELAND19
#NATIVELAND19 Organizers, y’all ruined people’s night tho… Like TF
Nah the @NativeMag guys actually fucked this whole day to heavy #NATIVELAND19 ……definitely won’t be deceived in 2020
2018: headline acts don’t show
2019: Can’t get into the show you paid for….VIP stage falls and someone breaks a leg
2020: abeg stay in your house
Nigerians need to learn to boycott these shows. I cannot believe that people are still willing to wait for these idiots to fix up. They need to know they fucked up and they will not realize that with people still being patient with them. @nativemag #NATIVELAND19 #NativeLand2019
HOW ARE YOU SO GREEDY TO THE POINT THAT YOU CANNOT PUT A LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE YOU ADMIT TO YOUR SHOW ?????? YOU BROUGHT CROWD ENOUGH TO FIT 02 CENTER TO FUCKING MURI OKUNOLA PARK ? You’re actually all crazy. @NativeMag #NativeLand2019 #NATIVELAND19
And here’s the statement from the organisers:
A Statement on NATIVELAND 19