Ghanaian event organizer cries after being sabotaged in Togo
The “Black Friday” event promised to provide viewers with excellent pleasure by fusing music, fashion, and sports.
Van Calebs and his staff had great hopes for the event and were confident that the Palais de Congress event center would be packed to full since a number of Ghanaian and Togolese performers had been lined up for it.
However, the auditorium was almost empty despite the presence of Ghanaian celebrities like Van Vicker, Prince David Osei, Patapaa, Chief One, and Jah Phinga as well as a number of A-list Togolese artistes and entertainers, and organizers had to waive the charge and make it a free event to draw attendees.
Van Calebs described the development as “the worst day of my life”.
He said that the show’s goal was to help Togo’s entertainment industry recover, but the local promoters he trusted and invested in to help advertise the event undermined him.
“I had to personally start bringing in people to enjoy the show for free. The Togo people felt threatened that we were gonna make it big so they sabotaged our show . I cried all night.
“Investing into entertainment in Togo is worst than entering hell fire. As a person with over a decade of experience in the event and advertising industry, this has been my worst experience so far, “he bemoaned.