Tekno on stage
Kenyans have cried foul over what reports described as a not-satisfactory show put up by Tekno at concert for which they paid so much but could only receive “very little value for money”.
The concert which was titled The Wave with Tekno Miles, held on September 9, 2017, at the Ngong Racehorse, Waterfront in Nairobi.
According to fans who attended the show, the organisation of the concert was poor, and Tekno’s bad performance ruined the night, after fans had waited for many hours to watch him play.
One concert-goer who witnessed enough to write it down, said Tekno’s 28-minute performance was a “Joke”.
Writing on her website, Mwendengao.com, she says:
“After what seemed like forever, the man of the hour got on stage. It was 3am and my friends and I were finally ready to have a good time. He started off well with one of my favourite jams, ‘Be’ followed by another favourite, ‘Samantha’. I was impressed because he had a live band and I was finally enjoying myself thinking this would perhaps make up for the unpleasant happenings of the night. Suddenly, the band stopped playing and this happened a couple of times. He started using playback but this does not fix the situation as in the middle of ‘Pana’, the DJ (Crème) messed things up and Tekno stopped the song. The crowd started to boo because of all the interruptions.
“He performed ‘Duro’, ‘Diana’, ‘Wash’, ‘Yawa’, ‘Go’ and ‘Rara’ but it was all hurried. Tekno was visibly frustrated and it was sad to watch as his stage presence was great and so were his moves but it simply wasn’t enough to give a good show. I would have preferred he didn’t use the band if he hadn’t had enough rehearsal time with them. The sound was awful and there were times the band was louder than him. After a confused 28 minutes of a performance, he left the stage.
“I have never seen such a sad crowd at a concert before. Everyone looked like they’d just come from a funeral and the place immediately started to empty out. This is the most ridiculous thing though; Prezzo got on stage after Tekno. First, I did not know that guy still makes music. Second, these organizers have opened a new level in the worst concert ever universe.”
The DJ of the night, who Tekno blamed for getting things wrong has also spoken up. According to the disc jockey who is known as Creme De La Creme, Tekno failed to show up for rehearsals and that led to a failure.