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Saturday, 29 March 2014

NYPD shuts down Davido's NY concert because it was over-packed

You have to be a really special artist for this to happen to you. The New York Police Department last night March 28th shut down Davido's concert which held at Pulse 48 in Brooklyn because the concert was overbooked, leading to safety concerns. People going to the concert caused shut down of two blocks in Brooklyn, forcing the police to intervene.

The show yesterday was supposed to be Davido's first show as he kicks off US/Canada Tour 2014. He has a show in D.C today and Minnesota tomorrow. Then Dallas, Texas on Friday the 4th of April, then makes a final stop in Toronto, Canada on the 5th of April.

146 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

That's a country who are concerned for the safety and security of its citizens, not Nigeria


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Kisses and Huggs Club said...

What a positive problem!

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Anonymous said...

That is what is called being proactive, our own govt will wait for people to die b4 they will start setting up panel

Anonymous said...

Puhlease!

Desmond to d G said...

New york.......not even london....this is serious mehn...big ups

Anonymous said...

Too bad #bright bravo#

Anonymous said...

BADDO O.B.O.. Naso

Anonymous said...

Cheap ass promoters that won't follow building code and capacity regulations. These NAija promoters do this all the damn time. It's written in the event hall contract that capacity is 300 people. Yet they ignore that out of greed by selling 600 tickets forgetting that police always come by to inspect these events to ensure one mofo is not about to put the building owner in some violation lawsuit. It's a. Safety issue when a building is overpacked and a God for if there is a fire and the exit is blocked cos the room is too crowded

Opelicious Morgann said...

Wow!!! Am happy for Davido. Shows he's doing extremely well overseas. Loveeeee..

Anonymous said...

Pls where in Toronto is d show holding? Badoo of Toronto do u have any idea?

Anonymous said...

Nigga balling hard...much love man...

@edDREAMZ said...

Boy, this dude has really gone far..... Mehn keep doing naija proud abeg......
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

ty said...

Gud luck bro.

@edDREAMZ said...

Like play like play davido don dey shine pass wizkid, psquare and dbanj for abroad..... This really a great news no doubt....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

At this point he can say the show was shut down#okbye

~O'berry~

Aisha Musa said...

Wow....sad but it shows hez got lots of love out there....

IshOlawale The Unstoppable said...

Easy Tiger!..........Asiko eyin youth reee. Hip Hop the good work dude....Laso!

FUNMINISTA said...

That's how we roll #frosh#winks

olubukola luro said...

Hmmmm its husstle is really shinning Teeth

Anonymous said...

How won't the show be shut down when $40 is less than N1,500. He should do the same here and see if the National stadium won't be shut down #crazymind#

Anonymous said...

Dis boy is ballin.

Anonymous said...

Good one bro. I love everything about this guy

Charles Arinze said...

Am impressed.More grease to ur elbow Son.

Anonymous said...

O.B.O FOR REAL

Anonymous said...

wow he must be truly loved by his fans...
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Anonymous said...

Come to Toronto.... we expecting you

Anonymous said...

Linda,

It depends on the capacity of the venue. If the venue can only hold 1000 people and 1500 show up, then it becomes a safety issue and has to be shut down. However, if an artist was booked to perform in a 50,000 capacity venue and 45,000 people turned (therefore it isn't shut down), will you say he was less special than the guy who got shut down because 1500 people turned up to a 1000 capacity venue?

Paoa C

wariz kazeem said...

Linda na lie oo, wuz at the show, the real reason wuz dat I gal fainted in front and dey called the emergency service, wen dey came dey found out it wuz so choked in front and dey had to stop the show cuz it wasn't conducive, although it wuz packed oo, i wouldn't lie, but mehn d main issue wuz at the front...much love for davido sha, e tried, but e no use pass 30 mins on stage and we all went bak home whining...lol

mamma mia luv said...

Davido i wanna cause traffic like u wen i grow up!

Live frm NYC
Hehehehe

mamma mia luv said...

Ok.......

Anonymous said...

Wow!

kelvin Edosomwan said...

Wow. Dats huge

nanaliciousG said...

Wow lucky him

BONARIO NNAGS said...

It can only get better.
On a second thought I blame it on poor organization instead of basking in such euphoria.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Maclean Oxford said...

It takes a super-star to attract such.
Kudos,ma guy!
More gyration and groove for life

Anonymous said...

Stop this hype. This is the USA. Nothing special. Just a small venue with plenty people. U think its Nigeria

Okoro said...

O.B.O

Sylvonce said...

Dts whr sanity for human life is appreciated...

Anonymous said...

You have to be a special artist? Or do you mean he worked with the wrong promoters?

Ogunmola Adedamola said...

Team OBO...i luv Davido

Anonymous said...

Let's see the crowd.

SexiestEngineer said...

Wow,now dat's wassuP.....

Anonymous said...

Davido is really balling!

Anonymous said...

More like you have to be a typical Nigerian yoruba guy for this to happen to you......Lolzzz!!Jayz and beyounce are bigger,buh that shit hasn't happen to them!!Y? There is power in planning..... Am not saying the crowd turn out was out of capacity cox Davido is too hot and they can't get enough!! Nope, the crowd was out of capacity coz homeboy didn't invest in a better bigger comfy venue.. #cheezyjayne

D J STELCH said...

Onye Agoziri... Ball On Brova. Grammy's Aint Far From US!! De Never See Anything!!

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Anonymous said...

A man loved by many #OBO

Dinatu Dambo said...

Hmmm no bi small thing this guy dey shine ooo

@MeetdrealEvans said...

He shud av gotten a bigger place naw...

Anonymous said...

H0h0h0

Anonymous said...

Good achievement..try n space it out well..

Apple said...

WAO!

Anonymous said...

Must u guys always LIE? @ davido.linlin,why buy dis silly hype?

Anonymous said...

Why wouldn't the cops shut it down, when some people decided to disrupt things by fighting.

Olaleye Adisa said...

I think is good idea, prevention is better than cure. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

Anonymous said...

I love dis guy, no homo... Muaah

Anonymous said...

What was the size of the venue?, if it was a venue for 20 people and 21 people go in there, here in US the police will stop the show period.

Umeh Oma said...

This is good news in disguise right?

commenting from Beyond Borders.

Anonymous said...

Dis smal boy dey pull wait o,thumb up bro

Adejayan damilare said...

Davido is really rocking it......mehn i've got to step up ma game......yeah.Oh Lord make way for me where there seems to be no way.

yusuf said...

Jaye e lo, na your turn

Tovia babe said...

I will be back I really sad, ℓoℓ! oyibo

choice isaac said...

Na wa o... police wahala

Anonymous said...

Greedy promoters overbooked by getting a cheap smaller venue and then exceeding capacity. They didn't care about public safety and were maximizing their dollars. The authorities put the public first and shut them down.

choice isaac said...

Na wa o

ariyike singer said...

DONT WORRY,THINGS GONNA GET BETTER SOON,I GUESS.

ariyike singer said...

DONT WORRY U SURE GONNA GET ANOTHER CONCERT@ DAVIDO

Don Hugo said...

Big ups Boy.

Anonymous said...

A table for four costs less than N120k, whereas a table for six here in Nigeria for the same show wouldn't cost less than N500k here in Naija. No money for 9ja o, poverty dey o, abi....

jbankzE said...

So wat?is diz wat u cal news now,eh linda ikeji?anyways na em biznx

Edwin Debbie said...

Oh so sorry about dat baby. Much luv

Edwin Debbie said...

So sorry baby. Luv u

Edwin Debbie said...

Oh so sorry about dat baby. Much luv

Ekomuj A said...

Oh noo 5th Toronto Canada?! damn gon mis that, moi exam week....crazy feeln though Living in Tdot nd misn out on ds fun...crazy s....t

treasure said...

Wow! Our naija artists are bomb!I really love Davido, he's got lots of talents

winniekoko said...

Wow!!! Davido has gone far

Anonymous said...

It's a common thing and it's not rare, most nigerian parties in Yankee send police to send people away cos of safety reasons, a hall that takes 500 capacity will not allow 510. Nothing biggy even my sons naming ceremony police had to turn people back. Nija local celeb with their mouth.....

-Blunt Ibo boy- said...

Wow! E really get mouth be that.

Anonymous said...

Small venue.......*yawns*

Amaka said...

Waow!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lilin,i smell a rat o,whilst i'm happy for davido dt he's appreciated outside his fadaland. I jus wan know,if na jayz dem go still cancel am? I'm tryin to imagine hw much he wud av paid for d hall and oda logistics,who go refund dt one? Abi e no go pay again,after d hall owners must have denied oda users for d period of time d concert was scheduled. May b na my nose too dey sensitive,bt i smell a rat,a newyork sized rat.

Cagey Berry said...

I love this boy! That his Aye *music* ιƨ dope!

dj fx said...

Wow...

Anonymous said...

Davido OBO u worth it and u are seeing. Carry on feel blast don't feel sad.

Anonymous said...

Davido is jst bam bam bam...cool boy

Anonymous said...

Linda is just razz. You dont have to be special for this to happen. It just shows bad planning by his concert organisers.

Angie Cape said...

Ok.. quite unfortunate but I find it difficult to actually see what the fuss is about David; maybe it's a big deal for those without responsibility/still depend on parents for their upkeep...The one I've heard that made a little sense is 'aye'...my kinda scene..
I could never pay to attend his show; nail me!

*My R1.50c comment *

Anonymous said...

awww, that's sad...

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hilary obiorah said...

Wow!

Osarhiemen Agbonkonkon said...

Hmmmmmmmmn

Anonymous said...

Awww davido. He is blessed just that the promoters messed up. Anyhoo the rest of his concert will be far more organized. Mistakes don't happen twice, amen.

Anonymous said...

Love you david. You blessed

Anonymous said...

Davido rocks. Blessed nigga

Anonymous said...

Keeep doing whatcha do davido. You're the man aye!!!

Anonymous said...

It was so annoying. A whooping 650$ gone just like dat without even enjoying it a bit

Amarachukwu. said...

He rocks!!!

Anonymous said...

Davido Omo Aye!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Anonymous said...

Linda you too dey over hype these people. Have you thought for a second that he was probably shut down because the place he rented for the show was too small since he couldn't or didn't pay for a bigger venue because he was afraid that people won't show up. How many times them don shut down Beyonce or Jay Z, or Kanye West just because the venue was "over packed"? I begi. Enough of this over-hyping. The boy isn't all that. If you like don't post my comment, it's all good still....

Anonymous said...

Its an exclamation mark! not I

Baby Baby said...

Ode how is 40$ less than 1500? Ur mind craze no be small. Common calculation u no fit abi na rate u no know? Dollar for ur village na 17 naira nii? Ewu national stadium

Anonymous said...

Shut up! Oh shut up already! U already made a previous comment y comment again r u even metally ok assin I hope dere is notn wrong wiv u in d head? Tired of u already on here! Gossssh! Get somtn doin a job r go to school just pls gt somtn doin! U have way too much time on ur hands! GossHh!

Anonymous said...

Bro $40 is abt N7,000 I dunno wotchu talkn bout!

Anonymous said...

Wow!

Anonymous said...

Was a small venue. So what makes him so special. Pls, he couldn't even book a bigger venue, why the hype? Linda take ur time.

Anonymous said...

OBO, flex jor



Man allows hyena to eat his p3nis to become rich

Anonymous said...

My thoughts exactly!

Anonymous said...

Bro $40 is abt N7,000 I dunno wotchu talkn bout!

Anonymous said...

Wow!

Anonymous said...

Shut up! Oh shut up already! U already made a previous comment y comment again r u even metally ok assin I hope dere is notn wrong wiv u in d head? Tired of u already on here! Gossssh! Get somtn doin a job r go to school just pls gt somtn doin! U have way too much time on ur hands! GossHh!

Camila Acafa said...

LINDA, I DON BELIEVE IT UNTIL I SEE AN EVIDENCE CORROBORATING HIS STORY...D GUY PROLLY RENTED A SMALL PLACE DAT GOT OVER-FILLED.

Anonymous said...

this is a lesson that suits you to learn. did you think you were in naija oniranu somebody. next time follow the rules when you are in another country gorrit mschewwwwww

Anonymous said...

Lol, dats the slums what do you expect

damilola fambegbe said...

Big ups to them,they are protecting their citizens

Anonymous said...

Linda...this is my first time ever commenting on your blog but I feel so moved to discredit all the lies coming from Davidos camp that you are also helping to promote. I was at this concert...and it was AN EPIC FAIL!!! Bad organization, and it is very disappointing for an "artist" of Davido's caliber. I understand that blame is due to the promoters to some extent but what of you Davido? Do you not take pride in your work? And in your fans? The concert was supposed to start at 9pm. Davido's opening acts took the stage at 315am. OPENING ACTS!!!!! You know NY regulations, regardless everything will end at 4am; Davido came on at 345, disappointing and very boring. No coordination with the DJ, you are just singing along to your prerecorded tracks, eyes glazed over as if on crack cocaine. Even if it was not shut down, the show would have still been a bust. We deserve better. Invest in yourself with the money you have swindled from us. Also the way your people treat women is DISGUSTING!!! A girl passed out and your shouting for 30mins for "security" to come remove her, music and dancing continues on stage dancing around the poor girl. Then you invited girls on stage. No preplanning, no coordination, why won't be shut down?!?! I am truly disappointed. What you put forward was not indicative of a Omo Baba Olowo. Why am I paying money to see you lipsync to your tracks; poorly? Go ask Flavour, PSquare, and Dbanj about their USA concerts. You my friend are not ready. Go invest in yourself. We deserve better.

Anonymous said...

P.S Davido, I am not on twitter or instagram. However, I will join just so I can tweet you about your horrible concert.

Anonymous said...

Plz enuf of the hype, he should shut down HMV apollo in London he really has crowd, Wizkid and psquare did dat 2011, Davido can't do gud shows, he doesn't know to perform plz. The hall must be like a class room.

All is well said...

Monkey like yu. Yu nor knw say na 6k yu dey talk abt here. Even if na #1500, how many shows have yuu attended

Anonymous said...

Wow......cool illustration. U must b quite good in statistics.

Anonymous said...

See igbo hate comments on lib na wah if na tuface and Anne or psquare na another talk,it's the way they were brought up

BBM Channel C00219980 said...

Bigz boy, it's your time, man

Desmond to d G said...

No be only badoo of Toronto,y not badoo for TOlotolo

Anonymous said...

Olodo like u!its was a exclamation mark fool...

Anonymous said...

Being overpacked depends on the capacity of the hall jare. IF 450 PEOPLE SHOW UP IN A HALL OF 250, IT IS OVERPACKED.

Anonymous said...

3 people can't sleep in my 6x6 bed, it would prolly be over packed... The question is, what is the capacity of the venue?

Anonymous said...

Davido really fucked up joh...I 8 his response to this. 1. he came late for d show and performed for 20 mins. My ticket money jez waste like dat.
2. i guess he was scared to use a bigger hall.
3. I don't understand all dose pple on stage with him, dey weren't dancers nor dj.at most 2 backup singers are ok na.

still #teamdavido tho but he really disappointed us @ nyc

Damochedxb said...

What an imbecile. 40$ is less than 1500? You are a very retarded person anon 1:48...so 40 multiplied by 160 is 1500? Olodo oshi

ibiba gabriella said...

Much luv my guy skelewu
U rock guy kiss for u

Teni from hempstead ny said...

I wonder o tell them abeg! Brooklyn is CHOKED! Inshort the whole of NYC

Anonymous said...

What the fuck is this dude saying?
The show was totally messed up. WORST SHOW EVER. Bad organizers. HE IS Now forming it was shut down because it was overpacked and all. How many people are davido, d stage was so fucked up. I am not going for any davido's show again

Favour said...

Nice step to avoid stampede

Favour said...

Nice step to avoid stampede

Anonymous said...

Two olodos! $40 is about #6,400 and the dollar rate "for ur village" should be #37.50

ZeeZee said...

Congrats xxx

Anonymous said...

LWKMD oo. Pls u guys shud hv mercy on d guy. Dere village hv neva used calculator b4 n he taught davido's show is like NIS recruitment exam na d tin enter him head *pensive*

Anonymous said...

Lwkmd

Anonymous said...

If you want the real truth about this concert holla at me, being shut down for over capacity is a total lie.

oluwaseyi jonathan olagbegi said...

Vexing mode , ogaooo

Anonymous said...

I was there...you are so right...couldnt have said it better...piss poor performance!!!...would have spent my $40 on something better....like watching paint dry...

Anonymous said...

This is false, it was a license problem, not overcapacity, venue was a warehouse and it was not even full

JBayo said...

What I can see here is that a Nigeria problem is with the Nigerians not the Govt. How will a Nigerian promoter overbooked Pulse 48 Nightclub in Brooklyn NY as if it in Lagos. The police did it job and everyone ok. If the police have tried it in Lagos, the attendees should have linked it to Govt action against Nigerian youth freedom of assembly and association. Any action to reform people in Nigeria never work. No one what to obey the law.

Anonymous said...

smh @You have to be a really special artist for this to happen to you. . ... Linda abeg chill with the hype. Na wa for you.

Anonymous said...

Not sure where in Toronto it's holding but I won't move near the place. If it's anything like Wizkid's concert a couple of years ago, it will be poorly organized and tickets will be sold in excess of the venue's capacity. Then OPP will shut it down. And then Linda will come on her blog and hail it as a sign of the artiste's success.

ooniobakan said...

there is a report that davido was drunk b4 enter d stage, the eye witness the guy was drunk b4 enter the stage, hkn gang just frame it that nyc police shut down the concert..is a lie

Anonymous said...

wait a sec u mean to tell me dat wen real celebs are doing dere own concerts which will definitely attract more fan dat its gonna b shut down .......lol....una neva ready to tell us wetin happen.

ODURINSOLA said...

EYA........

Anonymous said...

hahahahahahaha.......I love dis!...dnt mind dm

Anonymous said...

I love DAVIDO is an u derstatement.......keep ballin..#muchloveyoungmoney

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