While The tales of the news of the 2018 Imo Carnival won’t be complete without mentioning the humiliation mated on the Indigent Acts.
As stories from the Event held yesterday engulfs the atmosphere, it is unfortunate to state how the story bearers have managed to suppress and manipulate the most interesting part of the whole event.
People arrived in mass to witness the captivating event fussed with dance steps, Performances from both Renown acts as well as the home based ones.
According to eyewitnesses “After the Flag off by the Governor and the random performances from the participating groups, we felt that alot more was in store as we were yet to see the big Stars like Duncan Mighty, Flavour, etc or even the Fast Rising indigent Acts like Achara Man, F2, Mayormike enlisted for performance, not even Xbusta, the Event became very boring due to lack of content and variety. At this point, Some Artistes mounted the state to perform but were met with an alter Disgrace as they were beaten and Chased down by the Security personnels on the order of the Deputy Speaker, Ugonna Ozuruigbo who happened to be the Carnival’s Coordinator while the SA on Entertainment, committee member.
Though the Special Adviser to the State Governor, Rochas Okorocha on Entertainment, Hon. Irouno is yet to respond to this Blow to his office, we were able to reach the aggrieved Acts and below is what Actually transpired.
“While the event was going on, i met with the SA on Entertainment to inquire about his plans for the Imo Based Artistes who were already present at the carnival, hoping to perform, he responded that “No Money was Budgeted to settle Indigent Acts” but notwithstanding, anyone who wishes to still perform, should go over to the stage to give the DJ their songs. After conveying his message to the Artistes, it left many discouraged while a few stayed”.
As instructed, they went to meet the Officiating DJ. It was at this juncture that the Security Personnels working on the order of the Carnival Coordinator Hon. Ugonna Ozuruigbo pounced on them, hitting and pushing them down from the stage in front of the whole crowd; He Added.