Tuesday, December 28, 2010


CELEBRATED musician, Charles Kwadwo Fosu, aka Daddy Lumba, escaped attack in Kumasi on Sunday night after a planned show at the Royal Lamerta Hotel had turned out to be a no-show.
He had to escape the wrath of disappointed fans under tight security after organisers of the show called it off because Lumba had complained of faulty equipment.
An eyewitness account, confirmed by a hotel source, said the call-off triggered an attack on hotel property.
The hotel source estimated damage to property at about GH¢10,000.
Some of the patrons also took away hotel chairs and tables.
The eyewitness told the Daily Graphic that the scores of enraged patrons who had paid GH¢30 single and GH¢50 double to watch the entertainment programme turned their anger on the hotel management, causing extensive damage to hotel property.
The patrons hurled insults at the musician, accusing him of deliberately spiting his own people.
Lumba is a native of the Ashanti Region.
One of the fuming fans was reported to have said, rather sarcastically, “It was this behaviour of Lumba’s that contributed to Nana Akufo-Addo’s defeat in the 2008 elections.”
They said for about six years the musician had not staged any performance in Kumasi.
Consequently, when the show was advertised, it received huge response.
At least 2,000 people were said to have paid to watch what was expected to be a mega-show by the musician.

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