It was an amazing show on Dec 9, 2018 as Simi stepped up to perform to fans who has thronged in en-masse to watch her live show at the Federal Palace Balmoral Event Centre.
At the event, Simi performed singles off her albums and had guest artistes Adekunle Gold and Falz accompany her with duet numbers which the stars co-produced with her. The show started later than scheduled with Simi coming on stage 2 hours after she was meant to step in, not withstanding, the crowd was thrilled to see her as they greeted her with screams and words of endearment, and went ahead on a sing-along cruise throughout the night.
The next morning, the star took to twitter to apologize for the delay and the hitch in start-off time, stating it was due to technical hitches that came from the previous nights set-up. She blamed the delay on her need for perfection and the desire to deliver an amazing show for her fans, saying “I take full responsibility and I would like to make it up to you all, I love you.”
Organisers of the concert, Bavent Street Live, took to their social media pages the next day to tender a formal apology to concert goers, with the reason behind the delay stating
“We express deep empathy towards the Simi Army, fans, corporate partners and the media who came out to support the R&B Princess at her concert yesterday. The logistics that led to the seamless production were disrupted by previous setups handled by another organization. Those technical delays in turn affected show time.
As promoters, ensuring fan satisfaction is our utmost priority. We appreciate your patience through the wait and sincerely trust the evening spent in Simi’s company was worth your time. #SimiLiveInLagos”
See select photos from the concert:
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