Followers of one of the biggest music concerts in Africa, Star Trek would question why one of Nigeria’s finest performers, Dr. Sid was missing from the list of artistes performing at this year’s edition of the concert. Entertainment Rave can authoritatively report that the Mavin Records recording artiste has been banned indefinitely from performing at any Star and by extension, Nigerian Breweries organized event.
In a mail exclusively obtained by us, Dr. Sid was blacklisted and banned because of his lackadaisical attitude when last scheduled to perform on the concert in 2014. Dr. Sid arrived at the Benin venue of the Star Music Trek very late and missed critical elements of the terms of engagement agreed to in the contract.
The essential elements missed by Dr. Sid as stated in his contract includes; attending a sound check/dress & tech briefing between 12 noon and 3pm before the performance to clarify such issues as lightings, sound reinforcement, performance flow, play duration and participating in radio and television advertisement promoting the Tour.
According to the handlers of Star Trek, “where the Artistes fail or refuse to turn up or make himself available for the sound check, briefing or any other required time before the Concert (including but not limited to arriving each Venue at the allotted time on each Tour Date), EXP and NB Plc shall be entitled to act against the Artistes in a manner whatsoever that will protect their interests including but not limited to removing the Artistes from the Tour or making deductions from the Artistes fees”.
As provided for under the contractual agreement, the organisers opted to espouse the penalty which is to blacklist Dr. Sid from further gigs and deduct 20% from his last performance fee.
Star Music Trek was introduced in 2002 as an annual nation-wide musical concert tour that parades the best of Nigerian artistes across 10 cities pan Nigeria. According to Nigerian Breweries, makers of Star, the objective remains to offer Nigerians in every nook and cranny a good share of the brighter life, in terms of entertainment and enjoyment.