Nigerian afrobeat sensation, Joseph Akinfenwa Donus, popularly known as Joeboy has revealed that he was almost arrested and prevented from performing in Saint Lucia.
The “Alcohol” crooner was scheduled to perform at an event in the Eastern Caribbean island nation, but his performance was abruptly canceled during the show.
Taking to his Instagram Story, Joeboy explained that he was stopped from performing because his disc jockey used the “F” word while warming up the crowd.
Joeboy said neither he nor his team were informed about the existence of such a law in the country.
“Saint Lucia, I travelled over 40 hours to be with you guys and I was super excited to be performing here for the first time in St Lucia. However, I couldn’t perform today due to issues with the organisers. I tried my best to give you the best performance today but my set was cut off and my DJ was taken off the stage”, he said.
My DJ was taken off because he said “Make some f**king noise”. We were not cursing on stage. My DJ immediately apologised to the crowd but his Mic was cut off.
He added that the organisers threatened to get him and his team arrested if they insisted on performing, hence the reason for the abrupt cancellation.
I was still willing to perform but I was told I couldn’t and one of the promoters threatened to call security on us and also get us arrested. It was later decided that I couldn’t perform.
To my fans in St Lucia, I will certainly come back for you.
Joeboy also called out the show promoter for his unprofessionalism while describing him as difficult to work with. Joeboy accused him of disrespecting his team which was something he couldn’t stomach.
While the details of what transpired between the organisers and Joeboy’s team are largely unknown, it’s common knowledge that artists tend to use some obscenities, especially during performances.