“I Apologise to Everyone for any Inconvenience, Most Especially the Trek to Jerusalem” – D’banj addresses 2012 Koko Concert Issues

Koko Concert D'banj  - December 2012 - BellaNaija274The 2012 Koko Concert was one of the most anticipated events of the Christmas season. While the show delivered the stars as promised; fans of D’banj were left fatigued and upset due to a plethora of logistics issues.

Complaints by fans included lack of adequate parking space, the long sandy walk to the venue of the concert (some fans walked for up to an hour to get to the venue), the late start time of the concert (the concert was billed to start at 7PM but did not kick off until 5 hours later), lack of adequate seating for premium ticket holders and much more.

While fans enjoyed the performances from Tinie Tempah, D’banj, Kay Switch, Iyanya and more, many expressed to BN that their joy was dampened by the aforementioned issues.

It has been over 24 hours since the concert ended. During this time, the #KokoConcert trended on social networking site Twitter with many fans who attended sharing various stories about their experiences.

Now D’banj has responded via his official Twitter account – @iamdbanj.

Here is what he had to say;

To all my great FANS that came out for me. Words cant express my gratitude and love for u guys. I apologise to everyone for any inconvenience, most especially the trek to Jerusalem. Logistics crew were overwhelmed by the crowd turn out and traffic made adapting hard. I send out my sincere apologies especially for the fact that you still came and made the show a Great success. I promise there won’t be a Repeat of what happened. Measures are being taken to guarantee that. Again thank you and God bless. There can’t be D’banj without u guys, love.

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34 Comments on “I Apologise to Everyone for any Inconvenience, Most Especially the Trek to Jerusalem” – D’banj addresses 2012 Koko Concert Issues
  • ego December 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I still did’nt find the comment about the vvip funny….those bois and girls stood for hours to see you perfom…paid the amount they could afford (5thousand naira) and all you could say to them..is for them to beg vvip for you being 3hours late to your concert and made them feel irrelevant.

    • sweetie December 29, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      wait what??! they should apologize to VVIP …..wonderful

      • the effing truth December 30, 2012 at 2:37 am

        yes……i was there….and even though my friends and i shelled out one million for a table..all we got was like a bottle of champagne for ten people…i felt bad for the kids that had to trekk and then stand because they were regular tick holder…imagine sweating and fagged out…you still treat them like irrelevant by standers….yes oo he told them to apologize to us for him being late

    • Iris December 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      EHN?! Was he trying to make a joke or what, saying regular ticket holders should beg VVIP for him?! And also, people who paid for premium tickets didn’t get seats? Apology for what? Are they going to eat apology? Anyhow, there are people who will go again next time so let me not be taking someone else’s Panadol *smh*

  • Hi December 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Watched the video : you tube.D’banj sounded overwhelmed as well, or was he high? It’s gud his brother kayswitch supported him on that stage! He tried, there’s always room for improvement. :-) but this; his royal highness things, both in smoke? & costume (outfit), na wa oh.

  • Toyin December 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    He did not ask the regular ticket buyers to beg the VVIP…..Agreed he laid more emphasis on the VVIP but saying he asked us to beg VVIP is untrue.I bought a regular ticket of 5k ‘cos clearly thats wot I and other regular ticket holders cld afford but i truly wld not say he disregarded us.There were so many times he faced a part of the 5k ticket buyers and danced and danced facing us and even shaking hands wiv we the 5k ppl.All in one,pls accept his apologies!God bless…..

  • Rita December 29, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    This boy needs to grow up already.

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  • lamide December 29, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Well,i can imagine how sum of the attendees felt but no show can be 100percent perfect. And like someone rigtly said,theres always,always room for improvement. Im certain he must av learnt frm d mistakes. Nigerians will still attend next year so…….

  • tai tai December 29, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    @ Hi pls where on youtube can i watch it on youtube,what should i type in> pls i wanna see what the hype is all about and a drunk idris elba lol

  • SAMAMY December 30, 2012 at 12:14 am

    While we are busy using our resources to work hard and promote our local content to the WHOLE WORLD, Dbanj and his dark age thinkers are busy using our local content to promote Foreign Content were by sending us back to the dark days (25yrs back) when we value only what the do so that we start again to leak there Ass as it was and forget about our talents aby. MUMU BOY AND HIS FOOLISH BROTHER. Pusher T my foot, Big sean my ass where is there there papa Kanye so that they will start to chop us mugu again as before aby. Our mumu dont go oK . Next year KOKO DRAMA U ARE FREE TO WAKE MICHEAL jackson up and IF MICHEAL NO SING WITH NAIJA ENGLISH U GO SEE WAITING GO HAPPEN MUGU. U still dey see them like Angels and u want us to follow your flat heel shoe?

  • Nm December 30, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Dbanj overselling table tickets is fraudulent, and no apology suffices for such criminal passes at fans. I got a table ticket with friends, at 100k each , only to get to the venue and see scores of other VVIPs standing, we had to leave and walk a dust covered road back to Ahmadu Bello. You’ll never get anyone attend you concert and even risk court cases if you don’t refund our monies! Your apology is a joke!

    • the effing truth December 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      babes u dont understand…it was no joke…people could’nt find tables let alone sit…i felt bad…my legs are still cramped til today. i know he wants to say sorry but dbanj needs to try harder next time…as for the chick or lad that said he didnt ask regular peeps to beg vvip…are u sure u went to the event..cuz trust me twitter was on fire when that statement came out.

      • Asking Questions December 31, 2012 at 10:54 am

        Good for you. Maybe next time you and you friends can go donate your N1m to an orphanage or something other than wasting it on Dbanj!

  • Peju December 30, 2012 at 1:43 am

    people that paid 1 million for tables and didn’t get the table nko?

  • Debo December 30, 2012 at 3:30 am

    It is easy to apologise for what other people did wrong. Traffic, parking, crowd control staff etc.

    It however takes a humble person & person of character, to acknowledge and apologise for their own actions , i.e berating an entire crowd of people who bought your show’s regular tickets with their hard earned money by constantly stating the elite “VIP” buyers were “the ones wey pay you money”.

  • Jun December 30, 2012 at 5:27 am

    That is not an apology..remember the fan made you, no fan no fame….i saw the show and the share arrogance and dissing the fan who bought the ticket they could afford was a shame. if he did this in UK/USA his career was as good as over.

  • hello December 30, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I thought live concert is where you actually sing and NOT lip sync…Interesting video on youtbe, makes no sense.

  • Sundayotuns December 30, 2012 at 7:22 am

    BN,only you speak the truth about the show.linda ikeji na F.if some1 critisize the show severely she no go post him comment.nxt time make Dbanj consult organizer.we no say him spent large dough to invite bigsean and other foreign stars.i don type tire i no see my post for linda .thanks jo

  • ogags December 30, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Nigerians would still go and even waste more money so stop complaining and accept the apology @ least he had the decency to do so.

  • Gee December 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I went to Copa Lagos at the same venue and we were driven by bus from the gate to the location. Good decision I stayed home.

  • Bodashee December 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Some of you people are not serious at allt.the right word for what the koko master did with this his concert can just be summarised in two words- koko rubbish!!! The hype was too muchfor the efforts they put into planning. Dere is a word called forecasting. Obviously the koko master and his people have never heard that word before. If not, they would have made better plans because an event like this, with the kind of people billed to perform, has never been seen in nigeria. His apology is just mere formality. By now, people should have recognized that the d’banj brand is not about delivering quality, it is about boasting to have reached where other nigerian artistes have not reached. Very petty and typical of d’banj to bring in the top shotsandd forget to take proper care of the audience on whose very attendance the success of his concert depends. Apology kor

  • ola December 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    that is good of him,even the fans enjoy the koko concert is just the koko trek.. more gist and news here at http://www.gistyinka.com

  • Uche December 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    N 1 million to watch dbanj? That’s throwing cash away na..

  • kenora December 30, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    if he really want to Apologise ,he should help Ngozie with sm money,better still give out free concert,then ur fans will know, ur Apology was coming frm ur heart,not all this twitter Rubbish .

  • higher thoughts December 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    hmm.. why do Nigerians always feel they have to have tables at concerts???? Surely, concerts should have seats alone and not tables. Front row seats obviously costing more than the seats at the back, why do they have the need to to have tables?? Im sure they will have been able to put more seats if there were no tables. This VIP, VVIP and VVVIP culture in Nigeria sha..kmt

    • Mam January 1, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      My thoughts exactly it’s mind boggling how Naija choose to be used in their own country! In all honesty. For those of u who travel and ave the opportunity to go for shows and concerts. Is that how it is done? Kpash!

  • Omotoyosi December 30, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    I really felt bad for everyone that attended the show…. Its sad that your logistics had a number of people they will be expecting for VVIP, VIP and REGULAR. Its as simple as ‘tickets sold out…. Thank you’ rather then ‘Im sorry for any inconvenience, after making such an amount of money’…….. Its simply greediness.

  • Nice Anon December 31, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Did he say that the show was a huge success? LOL!

  • mina December 31, 2012 at 2:14 am

    The concert just showed the hopelessness of our nation NIGERIA! No structure, No organisation, No infrastructure, but a big SCAM! They should start calling him D’scam instead of D’banj. Why didn’t he feel sorry for his funs while he was over selling tables and tickets? GREED! wake up people. For once start thinking like human beings.

  • Tokunboh December 31, 2012 at 2:37 am

    ok, so i watched the concert on youtube. I think people are too emotional. Dbanj is not a serious person and he’s always making funny comments. Telling the regular to beg the vvip is just typical of the kokomaster. Plus lets face it, you pay N1m to get special treatment. He apologized to everyone and doubled up for the vvip (just natural).

    Our president said he doesn’t give a damn and there wasnt this much anger from people. It looks like people are just hating on his success.

    If you believe your own time will come in this life, please don’t play “pull him down” . Dbanj is putting Nigeria on the world map, the way drug dealers, yahoo boiz and them fraudsters have but in a positive light this time.

    Be happy for him.

  • Busy Sade December 31, 2012 at 8:51 am

    In business you can’t do everything , he should get the right people to help him organize logistics while he concentrates on being a performer. As for arrogance, it is almost like a culture for most performers and it is up to the fans if they want to continue taking insults. If I pay for my ticket and I am there on time why shouldn’t the performer be on time. Well they say once beaten twice shy but I don’t think Nigerians are like that, they would have to be beaten a hundred times

  • sly December 31, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    EJA NLA , Apology accepted , u re too much baba, ,U PASS DEM, RESPECT TO THE KING.

  • Mam January 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Haba, u guys sef,1 million to c dbanj? Y. I don’t c that happening anywhere but in Naija. Y do we feel the need to segregate people. Y not all his fans pay 5 grand and VIP be for the family or something. The whole Idea of a concert is for everyone to have fun and enjoy themselves not show class. naija has a long way to go Walahi. Nd for those who paid that huge sum, more grease to your elbows… I wouldn’t pay that sum even if Mj were to wake up from the dead and I love him to bits.

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