June 20, 2018

Meet dancer who challenged Olamide over poor performance in Germany


The identity of the dancer, Jacob May, who attacked Olamide for performing for 20 minutes at a show in Germany, has been revealed.


In a new interview, May said all she wanted when she challenged Olamide was an apology for giving a poor performance.

She stated, “I really did not want to talk further about the Olamide issue, but I saw a video on YouTube and this made me realise some Nigerians still have no clue or an in-depth understanding of what exactly happened in the video.
“The organisers approached me, six weeks to the show, asking me to invest €6,000 in the show as Olamide will be in Germany to perform. I told them the notification was too short for me to invest that kind of money.
“Three weeks to the show, they contacted me again, begging me to use my photograph to promote the show, which I accepted to do. I also posted the photo on my Facebook and Instagram pages and even told my followers and other people to get their own tickets.

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“Olamide and I didn’t have any confrontation at the show, but his attitude was so annoying that I had to confront him after the show. It wasn’t an Olamide show but he was the main artiste. Some other Nigerian artistes also featured in the show.”

She further explained that she bought a VIP ticket for €100 even though she was not supposed to pay since she was used to advertise the show.

May added, “I was told that Olamide arrived at the hotel where I also lodged on Saturday and he was scheduled to perform at 1:00am on Sunday. But to my amazement, Olamide came up at 3:30am, having kept people waiting for two hours.

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“By the time he came on stage, fans were furious. People were already drunk and they started flinging objects onto the stage. I was seated on the VIP section, which was mounted on the stage. I was part of the people who got hit by a bottle and I almost collapsed on stage. People, including me, got so angry after Olamide performed for only 20 minutes. People paid so much to watch your performance and you put up a shabby performance and for just 20 minutes.”

Source: Punch


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When I’m not sleeping, I write. With almost a decade experience in entertainment reporting and documentation in media houses like The Guardian, Hallmark, New Telegraph and The Point NG, I’m on a journey to make the Nigerian entertainment industry a better place.

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