Over 25,000 fans filled the arena to capacity and it has become one the biggest music concerts in the country by an individual artiste.
Just like South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest did at Orlando Stadium recently, Nigerian rapper Phyno filled the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu, Nigeria during his 2016 hometown concert on November 20.
Trouble began from the very beginning of the show when the country’s anthem was being recited to honour the presence of state governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu, who also hails from Enugu.
Comedians, Yaw and Funny Bone were injured, and it took the intervention of Phyno on stage before Humblesmith could perform with his band.
Also, while M.I Abaga was performing, bouncers beat up a fan and his associates had to fight back. Everyone on stage was attacked at that moment, leading to the damage of equipment, including speakers and light. The rapper had to run off the stage when it got out of hand.
‘It felt like everybody in Enugu left their houses for that concert,’ an eyewitness.
Olamide, P-Square, Patoranking, Onyeka Onwenu and Harrysong were among theNigerian music stars that also performed at the concert.
The other set of performers at the show include Lil Kesh, who got the crowd grooving during his session, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy, Zoro, Kcee and CDQ.
Overcrowding is one of the reasons stewards had a lot to handle at the concert. Phyno however tried all he could to stop the uproar by taking charge as MC till the end of his show.