“Soapy” crooner Naira Marley turned up for his show in Dublin Saturday July 6, but the show failed to hold as the police showed up at the event and drove everyone way, cordoning off the place.
The show was said to have started at 10:30 pm at Lost Lane, off Grafton Street. The place was thronged with fans. According to reports, however, before Naira Marley could perform police took over the place and drove everyone away. The place was then said to have been cordoned off.
Some fans, surprised and clueless about what was happening, asked for explanation, and others simply asked for a refund.
Aborting the show was said to have been caused by gang violence. However, an eyewitness, known simply as Samuel Naija, would refute the claim that there was violence at the venue. He would say to anyone who would listen that no gang attacked or anything.
A police investigator would counter that they were investigating an incident where many male youths congregated just outside a building on Adam Court, Dublin. The same investigator would add that a cache of weapons was located just after the youths departed.
The show may have been aborted but Naira Marley has not been aborted from the consciousness of most Nigerians. His song “Soapy” is still up there in Apple Music chart in Nigeria, and the songster himself recently shared a video of a Caucasian military personnel enacting the “Soapy” dance.
By the way, days back, Ogbonnaya and his crew had accused Naira Marley of stealing the “Soapy” dance from them, but he stoutly denies this.
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