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Nigeria: Jay Z in Nigeria

Is Jay Z ripping off Nigerians? My Random Thoughts Daily writes, “Even when he played Wembley a couple of weeks ago the maximum ticket price was about £60. Why are Nigerians being ripped off in this way? I guess the CEO needs to get paid?”

4 comments

  • haha

    the thing is Jay-Z OR any of the performers dont set the prices.the local organisers do.some of the performers dont even know the exact amount for the ticket prices on international tours,it has nothing to do with them(business side),they get their money upfront and that is all that is most important other than just giving people a nice show.

    Why do u say he rips them off?is anyone getting held at gun point in order to make them pay for the tickets?if u feel that the prices are too high then dont go to the concert and dont worry about what others are paying because its not your money that they will be wasting!u can watch the fade to black DVD where he performs at the MSG.

  • tayo

    ha, ha. there is money in nigeria-o. do not be fooled they are not ripping off anyone. now if this was to be a benefit concert for the less-fortunate i would be concerned who attends. ha … nigerians will pay

  • concert was a rip off… unorganised and too many ppl there. performances were great… Jay-Z rocks.

    But i went there to watch Ciara.

  • tye

    i really do not think it was a rip off. there were 8 star acts. to see just one star act in the UK it cost at least £30 and the other acts will be much lesser known artists who are just trying to break into the music scene in a big way. i mean common there was Missy Elliot, snoop, Ciara, Beyonce, En vogue, Busta, Jay Z… cant remebre the last artist… and all of them for a £100. i would say def worth it all the way…

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