Olamide and his YBNL team made some sort of history by breaking record attendance at the 5000 capacity Hammersmith Apollo venue.
TheYBNL 2.0concert held on Sunday, October 9, 2016.
With the doors opening early, DJ Enimoney, Unbeatable, Neptizzle and Sean alongside the Acenote band and other acts ensured the fans were in party mood before and during Olamide’s first performance.
Lil Kesh,Adekunle Gold,Temmie Ovwasa among the rest of the crew also entertained the crowd with their music.
The only downside of the event was the failure of Olamide to give his close off performance due to interruptions brought about by crowd trouble in and outside of the venue.
With the venue at full capacity the security had no choice than to close the doors, refusing an angry number of fans in their hundreds entry into the concert.
To Olamide’s and the fans’ disappointment, fans were denied the highly expected performance of his monster hit ‘Who you epp” and a few other tracks.
Olamide said after the concert that although he was humbled at the record numbers of fans who came out to see him , he was still disappointed at the fact that his fans didn’t get to witness the end of the show which he had prepared for months.
CEO of Smade events Junior Adeosun said “all attempts were made to ensure Olamide gave his final performance including offering to cover any security costs to the venue but we eventually had to understand the health and safety concerns of the arena owners as the crowd outside continuously rushed the door”.
With that being said, nothing could be taken away from the the night put together by Smade events which saw another record breaking night
for Afrobeats in the UK and more importantly, a night that crowned Olamide Baddo as officially the new King of Afrobeats.