One of the biggest musical events in the world took place last night and Wizkid was billed to perform alongside music greats like Beyonce. Guess what? He didn’t show.
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
Coachella announced the disappointing news on Twitter to which Wizkid followed up with an explanation of “visa issues”; but Nigerians will not be consoled. They cannot believe that their starboy; the only one that manages to walk in Fela’s shoes, their afrobeats fix will pull this kind of stunt once again. Those with long memories have cited previous instances where Wizkid pulled the visa card to get out of scheduled engagements, but a number share Wizkid’s pain.
Who do we believe? It’s too early to call, as we we were not in the visa office with him, however, it must be said that it does nothing for Wizkid’s career to deliberately manufacture a fib just to get out of mounting the Coachella stage. Absolutely nothing! So it’s hard to believe that he lied.
Still, in these matters of controversy, Twitter always has the louder voice- and the last word.Let them break it down for you.
A sorry disappointment
Wizkid will not prepare on time to perform at Coachella after being booked 8 months prior, but tell him one of his songs are wack now, he will block you. Smh
— JAGS (@EtniesJags) April 15, 2018
Wizkid is very unprofessional and I'm actually shocked at how far he has come with that attitude. It's actually embarrassing. Like when VICE came to Nigeria to interview him and he couldn't make time. Lol the entire documentary ended up being about his flakiness. https://t.co/1T4AZwXbkY
— N (@KhaleesiNU) April 14, 2018
Wizkid coming up with excuses these days: Passport renewal got delayed, visa issues, feeling sick, trying to catch his breathe, the loud he smoked was too bad he can’t rehearse …. Davido is always catching flights and turning up! Talent is great, but hardwork cuts the Cheque!
— #PrayForNigeria ??? (@Bhadoosky) April 15, 2018
Wizkid will fix his wedding in Dubai and still not attend because of visa issues.
— Umeh and 99 others (@UmehOMA) April 14, 2018
— Nigerian God (@Echecrates) April 15, 2018
Wizkid is talented but he can’t be the face of this Afrobeats movement. This thing is bigger than him and we can’t continue to allow unreliable people be the face of a movement we are showing the world. #Coachella
— Nigerian God (@Echecrates) April 14, 2018
Wizkid is sabotaging his destiny with this Coachella nonsense. Visa issues when you were booked how long ago? Are you sick? I know having a Nigerian passport isn’t easy but really?
— Stef (@FLOTUK) April 15, 2018
If you've ever tried to get US visas for yourself and your subordinates – you keep a bit quiet about this Wizkid issue.
I remember a group of us were supposed to go for the same training. Half of us were issued visas, the other half weren't.
Now imagine if this was a band.
— Onye Nkuzi (@cchukudebelu) April 15, 2018
Wizkid isn't able to perform in the first weekend of Coachella over his band's visa issues. Some people say "it's not possible cos he's popular". Somalia's former President, the former World Scrabble Champion in English were all rejected visas recently. These embassies don't care
— World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) April 15, 2018
People are expecting quality live performance from Wizkid at Coachella, like what he did at the Royal Albert Hall, yet they are bashing him for not traveling without his band, which has visa issues. If he goes there with a DJ, he will get slandered. What do you people want?
— World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) April 15, 2018
Let’s interrogate together
Last year, Wizkid band arrived Royal Albert Hall a day before the event because of VISA issues. Wizkid performance was average.
Same issh happened now but you feel wizkid is giving excuses. If he goes to Coachella without is band, you'll still drag him. What exactly do you want?
— Iyá Lájè Of Lagos (@newscantell) April 15, 2018
If Atiku can be denied a visa, who is Wizkid?
— Chi (@JajaPhD) April 15, 2018
Wizkid claims his band had Visa issues hence why he won’t be performing at Coachella tonight.
You knew you were going to be at Coachella almost 8 months ago? Y’all couldn’t fix your visa issues since??
Davido’s team will never give such a flimsy excuse.
— A.Ekpiwhre (@Drewbaba) April 14, 2018
So this visa that embassy didn’t give wizkid’s band since January,they’ll finally give them in a week abi? pic.twitter.com/9IADGOWbWc
— Fat Belly ‘Nenye (@The_Nenye) April 15, 2018
See why foreign citizenship is good? Davido cannot have such Visa problems. Wizkid is missing a lot of huge shows because of this. Could be down to his non chalance but he needs a better team that can hire good travel agents
— Ayobami (@dondekojo) April 15, 2018
It happened at Wireless in 2016. Several shows last year too and it was because of Visa issues. You missed Banky's wedding. Same old story. Wizkid, why can't you plan ahead and sort out all these issues before the day of the event. Why do you have a manager?
— The Bod ? (@viewsfromdbod) April 14, 2018
Wizkid's manager needs to do better.. Visa issues, Flight issues and excuses are not making sense anymore.
— Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) April 15, 2018
But wait first
Imagine if Wizkid had gone to the Coachella sef. After Beyoncé's wonderful performance, we now enter "soco soco soco baby"
Nah fam, he helped us dodge that bullet
— Major A. (@king_adze) April 15, 2018
Atink, you see. We are just pencil in the hand of…