Ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations, Nigerians say the current economic hardship and the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, will not stop them having fun and cruising.
Last year a lot of activities were put on hold due to the pandemic, and fun-lovers were unable to have the usual Yuletide parties, shows etc, as both Christmas and New Year were celebrated quietly due to restrictions to contain the spread of the virus.
Now it is another Christmas and New Year, there are already lined-up musical concerts and some, the tickets, most especially the VIPs, VVIPs, and the Tables, will sell as much as 50k,100k, 300k, N1m or N3m depending on the show and artist(s) involved.
Speaking with our correspondent, if they think the End of the Year musical concerts, shows will have great turn up from fans in terms of ticket purchase, considering the current economic hardship and Omicron, below are what some Nigerians have to say:
I believe there should be a great turn up because after going through all the hard times and struggle in the year, we Nigerians know how to relax and unwind…After All with everything happening, we still have our owanbes coming thru..
Yes the shows will have great turn up. The reason is because, Nigerians, no matter the price of the ticket, you’ll always find people that are ready to buy and buy for others, just because of the love they have for the artist.
We love supporting each other regardless of the condition in the country. I see buying tickets for shows as my own way of showing love to the artist I love.
Yes of course, this year musical concerts will have a great turn up regardless of the economic hardship in the country. We love entertainment more than anything in this country and it’s the end of the year we all need to celebrate and enjoy life.
90 per cent of people will purchase the tickets, when it comes to flexing Nigerians don’t care about the economy, anything.
Well, it’s whatever matters to me I’ll invest in. Irrespective of the terrible economy, I, as a fan, would source for the money to go to a concert a favorite celebrity would hold.
For me, the advent of COVID-19 lock-down deprived us of a host of events last year. This year, we want them. Nigerians will turn up for this year’s gigs bearing in mind that they don’t know what is coming next year. However, event’s above some financial threshold might experience low turnout.
No matter how the economic hardship is, Nigerians wll not skip the opportunity to have fun at all.
Yes, we all have to chill out with our folks to ease any pressure and celebrate with loved ones. Musical concert is one of those area to go and enjoy ourselves
Yeah I feel people will go for the shows, irrespective of economic hardship, Nigerians will still party and have fun.
I bet, it will be based on me being a concert person, and for other people I feel they will go because Nigerians no dey carry last when it comes to fun no matter how hard the economy seems.
A lot of people will go to the concerts of their favourite artist no matter how broke they are, some have been saving money for Wizkid’s concert so also other singers they love, Nigerian can go extra miles to have fun.
No matter how bad the economy is, people will always find a way to have fun, and also get to attend different shows, a lot of people will buy the tickets whether directly or indirectly, all that some people need to do is to call some of their friends to sponsor them. If people want to do something they will always find a way around it, the money might be much, it might not be easy for some people, but because of their love for that artist, they would want to turn up. So, it won’t really affect the concert because some fans are prepared for the concerts, they will say this December is for Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido etc depending on their love for that artist.
I am speaking in relative to how ticket prices are, Wizkid’s ticket is 25,000 for regular, Burna Boy’s ticket also goes for 25,000, gone are the days where tickets prices were 5,000, because if the prices are in the range of 5,000 a whole lot of us will want to go for a lot of concerts, like going for the shows of the big boys and also go for that of the smaller boys, but once you pay for the 25,000 of this big boys, most average Nigerians wont have extra money to go for the shows of the likes of Buju, Laycon, and the B list artists.
Also, I feel the A list artists the Wizkids, Burna Boys, and Davidos, if they decide to hold a concert, the hall will sell out fast, but these smaller boys might not really have much turnout, especially if their date falls on the same day with A list artists.
I feel like the turnout for these concerts will still be massive because no matter how bad the economy is, or anything, people will still buy expensive things and not just rich people, even the poor people that can afford them. They still have a way of buying expensive stuffs, and I feel like these musical concerts are just a way of having a general rap up of the year. So, some people that had a good year will come and celebrate, the ones that had a bad year will come and forget whatever it is that they are going through.
Therefore, no matter how the economy is or how things are bad, the concerts will experience mad turnout. Let the tickets be N50,000, N100,000 or any amount for VIP, people will still buy.
For me it’s a yes oooo, the turnout will be lit, everybody is shouting no money, but if you go to places that people are gathered you will see a lot of money there. People will definitely buy tickets for their favorite concert and the turnout will be large; it will be a great turnout from fans, people will buy tickets and also do ‘detty December’.