By Timothy Murungi
Nigeria dancehall star Michael Adebayo Olayinka, alias Ruger and singer of Bounce hit, has been bounced.
The Police have cancelled his concert, just hours before the show this evening.
“Kampala Metropolitan Police South would like to inform revellers, who were planning to attend a concert at Dungu Resort Munyonyo this evening, that it has been stopped after the organisers failed to meet basic security and safety standards,” the Police deputy publicist Kampala Metropolitan, Luke Owoyesigyire, said in a press release.
The Police faulted the organisers for not fulfilling the requirements to stage a concert.
Ruger, a fast-rising new artiste, has quickly become a favourite among Ugandans because of his club bangers including Dior and Snapchat.
The 22-year-old Afrobeat singer and songwriter, who jetted in yesterday morning, was set to be the first international artiste to perform after the ban on concerts was lifted. However, the sensation will have to do with yesterday’s meet and greet held at Levels Lounge in Kampala.
The Police were not satisfied with the planning and said the guidelines given to the planners were not followed.
The Police said guidelines, including having a traffic plan for the revellers, access control measures, liaising with the territorial police and informing them about the number of revellers expected, having an ambulance, putting in place measures of crowd control and obtaining clearance from the venue owner and local authorities, were ignored.
Owoyesigyire said the event was called off to avert incidents that could lead to accidents and safety breach.
“We advise anyone, who intends to attend the February 12 event at Dungu Beach Resort Munyonyo, not to do so to avoid any inconveniences. All our territorial police commanders have been informed accordingly, to ensure no planned concerts are held in insecure environments,” Owoyesigyire warned.