The CEO of Akwaaba UK Group, Dennis Tawiah has said that no Ghanaian artiste can, presently, can sell out the UKs Arena O2.
On Thursday evening in an interview with Lexis Bill on Joy FM when asked, “do you think any Ghanaian artiste can sell out the O2 Arena’s 20,000 space?”
“At present, no!” “Which Ghanaian artiste, on record, as we speak, has even sold a 5,000-capacity venue in the UK?” he wondered. The closest, he recalls, is Reggie Rockstone or Sarkodie who might have drawn about 4,000 audiences to their shows some years ago. He answered.
The experienced UK-Based event organizer further revealed that the biggest crowd a Ghanaian event has ever registered was at the O2 Academy, Brixton, with more than 4,000 music lovers in attendance. “That was Lumba, Kojo Antwi and Amakye Dede, altogether, in 1994”,
He again added in a bid to defend his assertions that music must be appealing to people from all walks of life in a particular radius, in order to attract huge numbers to a show of 20,000 capacity.