On Sunday, the 9th of October, 2016, YBNL Crew led by Olamide literarily shut down Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, a five thousand capacity venue for the YBNL Concert 2.0. The event was a huge success as fans filled up the venue despite the concert tickets being sold out even before the event commenced at about 6:30pm.
The concert saw thrilling performances from Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh, Viktoh, Temmie and Olamide who came on stage at about 9:30pm. The excitement was infectious as Olamide performed his numerous hit singles that got fans singing along and screaming.
The hallmark of the event saw Olamide perform some of his monster singles including Eleda Mi and Melo Melo. It however became too rowdy as more fans filled up the venue entrance but were denied access due to security challenges. Several attempts by the concert organizers to ensure entry of the thousands of YBNL fans who came to witness Olamide’s electrifying final performance, including attempting to pay for added security cost was fruitless as the turn out strained heavily on the security procedures and the health and safety of the fans who had gained entry prior to the concert’s kick off.
On the concert, Olamide expressed his sincere gratitude to the numerous fans who turned up for the concert. He was however disappointed that many fans did not witness the apex of his performance but still felt humbled that people trooped out in their thousands despite being denied access. Notwithstanding the security challenges, the concert still remains the most attended African concert by Nigerian artistes in the UK.
See photos from the concert below: