This year’s Grammys held recently and some Nigerian celebrities were on hand to represent us. Among them were Julius Agwu, Kcee and Harrysong, Dayo Adeneye(D1) and Kenny(Keke) Ogungbe,Seyi Shay and Dencia. Here are some of the photographs taken at the event:
However, there were reports that they were bounced and barred from entering the hall because they couldn’t afford to buy a $4000 table .Also the fact they didn’t take photos at the red carpet (only Dencia was spotted at the redcarpet)fueled these rumours. Many of them registered their annoyance about the “wicked rumour”. Here’s what they had to say:
Julius Agwu said,
“I had a pass already into the Grammy, so also other celebrities. We arrived the venue in a limo, walked through the red carpet. However, we can’t deny the fact that we are not known as celebrities. We might be big in Nigeria, but nobody knew us there, Maybe that’s why we just entered the venue, just like every other person that attended.”
Dayo Adeneye(D1) said..
“I don’t know why we (Nigerians) like spreading rumours. What do we intend to gain from spreading falsehood? I’m not happy about it, I must confess. This is because you can’t get to the red carpet without an invitation. In fact, you need to get invitation, and ticket are not being sold. You can’t even work freely on the street when you don’t have business at the Grammys. You can’t snap pictures inside the hall. Pictures are not allowed. It’s part of the rules in your invites, except at the red carpet.”
Ayo Animashaun, C.E.O of Smooth Productions said,
“Let me correct that impression. They don’t sell tables at the Grammy. We were invited. In fact, we drove in our limo to the red carpet. You can’t even get to the red carpet without an I.V and once you get to the red carpet, you have access to the main hall, so it’s a rumour.”