P-Square Show on as Planned

POPULAR Nigerian duo P-Square will be performing in Windhoek tomorrow night as planned.

This was confirmed by both the organisers and sponsors of the show. Visas for the entertainers were issued yesterday.

“As announced on the 20h00 news last night, the show is on,” public relations group manager at Ohlthaver amp List Group of Companies Roux-Che Locke said.

Organiser Sula Kyababa of Ogopa Butterfly said the Office of the Prime Minister assisted in granting the west Africans permission to enter the country and they will be travelling to Windhoek via Johannesburg as planned.

Following reports in the media, which stated that the much anticipated concert was under threat over fears of the Ebola virus, the organisers and sponsor Windhoek Draught on Wednesday evening announced that the duo had finally been granted permission to enter the country.

The organisers yesterday confirmed the announcement to The Namibian, saying that everything regarding the concert will take place as planned.

Locke said that as much as sponsoring the concert was a business transaction, they also had the country’s interest at heart and would not jeopardise the health of the nation.

She added that the group, which is based in Atlanta in the United States of America, did not bypass any medical clearance obligations and that they did go through screening and got medical clearance. Locke said that the group was compliant and cooperative with the requirement for Ebola screening and clearance.

“The same medical screening process will be conducted upon their arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport by a qualified Namibian medical doctor,” Locke said.

Permission hiccups came as a result of entry restrictions for people travelling from Ebola-stricken countries to Namibia.

P-Square will be performing in the country for the first time and their show is scheduled to take place tomorrow at the Hage Geingob Stadium. VIP tickets sold out in less than 12 hours after they were made available at Computicket outlets. General entry tickets were still available yesterday.

In a press statement issued yesterday afternoon, organisers said that P-Square also shared their excitement.

Local acts Lady May, Mushe, The Dogg, Gazza, Swartbaster and Oteya will warm the stage for the main act.

Source : The Namibian