Here is an open letter from a concerned fan – Thelma.
Hi G.O.A.T concert organizers, so I saw your flier and the title which read G O A T (GREATEST OF ALL TIMES CONCERT) , I immediately looked out for the lineup of performing artistes, which to be honest surprised me very much because the real G.O.A.Ts were not on them.
I took the flier home, and showed to my sister (who I must say has a crush on 2face and with him missing out), I was pretty sure she was going to have my back on this. She immediately complained about 2face, Dbanj, Femi Kuti, Asa being excluded from the list of performers. Seeing as I interned in an Entertainment TV station, I tried to tell her maybe there was an issue of funding as these A-listers might have been too expensive. But that notwithstanding, I am sure a lot of us would have been happy to see at least FUJI great alongside someone from the Ajegunle/Orile axis like Daddy Showkey, Baba Fryo, African China, The Danfo Drivers duo and even more recently Oritsefemi make the list.
The idea of the show is brilliant and I would like to see it become a success that is why I have taken MY time to do this. The artists that we believe would attract the most crowd and really interpret the Goal of the show are a blend of the likes of Daddy Showkey, Tuface Idibia, Psquare, Sasha, Omawumi, African China, Wande Coal, Rugged Man, 9ice, D’banj, Idris Abukareem, Zakki Azzay, T.W.O. etc and the original line up. Personally I think chipping in someone to do songs of the late Dagrin would spice it all up a lot as he appealed to everyone.
The names above were and are still more main stream than some of the names on the original list. There are even some on that list who I would never rank as Greats from their states not to mention being Greatest of All Times. When we Nigerians think of legends of music we mention Legends and to select some ahead of some must be seen as disrespectful to those not recognized.
I am doing this because I believe in your idea and you vision and I hope you find this helpful and work on the artists you think you consider my few points in subsequent concerts. I am pretty sure they will actually make your show a success.
I know I read somewhere where the organisers informed us that the show isn’t about the personalities and they are not in a hurry to do a 2face or raskimono’s greatest of all times concert and that even the artistes will be performing some oldies song. All i can say is we can’t wait, November 14 has to come quick as I’m eager to buy that ticket and experience the Greatest of All Times Concert. All these being said I wish you all the best and hope the show turns out even better than imagined.