Legendary Nigerian musician,king sunny Ade, will no longer be performing at the 2017 Coachella Festival.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley, in the Colorado Desert.
The news first broke out im january that the 2017, that the festival which is to hold between Arill 14-16 and April 21-22, would have the Nigerian artist perform with his brand.
KSA’s name made the initial event promotional flyer distributed across social media and widely reported across the news. He was also added to their website, as more performers were announced. He was meant to perform a set either on April Sunday 16 or 23.
Another superstar, Beyonce, had earlier pulled out of the show due to her pregnancy with twins. She was replaced by Lady Gaga, as a headliner and announced by the organisers, Goldenvoice and AEG Live.
Lady Gaga has shared a new event flyer, and Sunny Ade’s name is conspicuously missing. His name has also been removed from the official lineup on the concert website.
His manager was reached out too to ask is King Sunny Ade will be performing the annually coachella for this year 2017, “Do not rely on flyers,” he said. “Go and ask the organisers of the event if they are in contract with King Sunny Ade. Only then will I respond.”
He has been classed as one of the most influential musicians of all time and was inducted into the Hardrock Hall of Fame in 2016. He has released a record 123 albums.