Some of Simphiwe Dana’s fans are not happy at all.
This comes after the singer allegedly kept them waiting for two hours at the Bassline in Newtown, Johannesburg, on Saturday. The singer who’s celebrating a decade in the music industry, had a concert to celebrate this milestone.
According to Sowetan, fans grew impatient and became restless, which resulted in them singing struggle songs while waiting for the songstress.
The paper quoted Facebook user Tshepo Aluta Mathari as saying: “A riot has erupted at Bassline! Simphiwe Dana 2 hours late and yet to be sing. Masses chanting struggle songs.” While Twitter user Lusanda Dlamini wrote: “South African artists should really respect their fans. Waiting for an hour and 49 minutes for @simphiwedana isn’t on.”
Some felt disrespected by the top musician. Simphiwe told Sowetan that her fans' impatience could have been triggered by the length of opening acts, which included poets Thandokuhle and Yazmin. Speaking about the social media comments, Simphiwe said: “No, people did not wait for two hours after opening acts. The opening acts went on for two hours.”