Last Tuesday, December 26 saw the very first ‘official’ performance from British-Ghanaian rapper, Michael Dapaah, widely known as Big Shaq at the Multichoice DSTV Complex rooftop.
Returning to the motherland after almost a decade, nine years to be precise, Big Shaq the headline act at the Muse Live 2017 tried to mark the 3rd edition of this annual event for multi-platform youth engagement brand MUSE AFRICA by making waves in the country with his hit song.
The event aimed at crowning Boxing Day events as the biggest viral sensation of the year with the man of the moment Big Shaq rather turned out to be the worst attended event of the year, if not DBlack’s own event dubbed BAM Festival.
The show as at 1 am (27th December) had quite a number of turnout at the VIP section with personalities like rappersEdem and Joey B as well as Tv personality Selly Gally among others adding up to about 200 people all waiting for the superstar to grace the much-anticipated occasion.
Interestingly, the hashtag #Muselive17 was at number three on Gh Twitter trends at the same hour painting a very good picture of a well-attended event socially.
Whatever led to the rather poor attendance of the event could have started from the late press conference which had several issues and the short time used to promote the event but considering the fact that Big Shaq had already given his top-notch performance at Sarkodie’s RapperHolic concert 2017 held at the Accra International Conference Center on Monday, December 25, just a day before his own concert, many patrons who spoke to netbuzzafrica.com revealed that “their friends didn’t want to see another performance of him since they had already watched him sweat at Rapperholic.”
Rising act CJ Biggerman was one of the few up and coming acts who tried to cheer the angry crowd but still failed to entertain the sleepy but bored audience who wanted to see the man in a winter coat.
Micheal “Big Shaq” Dapaah, the act behind hit song ‘Man’s Not Hot‘ finally made his way to the stage and was supported by Joey B while performing his hit song “Mans Not Hot” at a late hour. Other acts billed to share the stage with him on the night were Lynx Entertainment’s trio MzVee, Kidi and Kuami Eugene who didn’t even show up to support.
Event organizers, Muse Africa is yet to render an apology to patrons of this annual concert ‘MuseLive’ for the challenges they faced and also the late start of the show.