Possible Reasons Why Wizkid Couldn’t Make It To The Coachella Stage.
Not all Nigerian artists get to perform on big international stages. The international stage is for artist who has shaken the world with their music. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival happens to be one of the biggest Music Festival stage which every artist aspires to perform on. Wizkid got this big opportunity to perform at Coachella but he was absent.
— Coachella (@coachella) January 3, 2018
Wizkid was listed as a top artist to perform at the first leg of 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival along side Beyonce, Eminem and The Weekend but the Ojuelegba crooner missed the event.
Wizkid was dragged and called out on twitter after Coachella organizers revealed Wizkid will be absent.
We are sorry to announce that Wizkid is unable to make it into the country to join us this weekend but will be performing next weekend.
— Coachella (@coachella) April 14, 2018
Wizkid later shared on his twitter page that he will not be able to make it to Coachella because his band encountered visa troubles.
So many reactions evolved on twitter but Wizkid was able to calm the atmosphere with replies and a bit of savagery. Wizkid deleted some of the tweet from his page after serious dragging on twitter street.
Wizkid who earlier promised that he will perform at the second leg of Coachella once again was absent. Wizkid absence didn’t get more attention as #BBNaija was the trending topic.
Wizkid hasn’t made any comment on why he was absent at the second leg of Coachella but we at MusicPlugAfrica feel this could have been some of the reasons why Wizkid was absent at Coachella.
Band’s VISA Issues
As earlier complained, Wizkid couldn’t make it to the first leg of Coachella because the band had issues with their VISA. Wizkid has a music culture of always performing with his band no matter how small or large the crowd. Wizkid band could not resolve their VISA issues which was a setback for Wizkid.
Wizkid could have choose to perform with a new band but wasn’t offered the opportunity. Other big name international artist who at-times fall short of the full members of their band are always provided with new band but Wizkid’s story was different. Wizkid also indirectly made this known with the hashtag #GhettoBoyStory
— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) April 14, 2018
Wizkid is a big name artist and cost over 10 million naira to book the artist for a show like Coachella. This could have also resulted in his absence as Coachella could have failed meeting up with his monetary demand.
Wizkid is however billed to perform at the AfroRepublik Indoor Festival holding on May 26, 2018 at the 02 arena in London, we wait to see if the Starboy and his band will be showing up this time.