A mild drama ensued at the 6th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) as the Minister for Information and Culture; Alhaji Lai Mohammed was treated to a cacophony of boos and catcalls while delivering a speech on the stage.
About halfway through proceedings, the Minister was invited to make his speech and as soon as he appeared from backstage, a section of the crowd, mostly made up of youths who sat in the regular ticket section started booing him, drowning his voice and rendering his speech almost totally inaudible.
Amid the boos, jeers and catcalls, some people in the crowd could be heard shouting “go and sit down”, “liar”, “na lie”, and other derogatory calls.
Immediately after the speech, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was seen leaving the hall and headed straight for his waiting vehicle. He was seen off by some officials of AFRIMA who walked with him briskly to the exit.
Did Lai Mohammed phone just ring on stage 😂😂😂🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/WJqzJw8V38— IG – @houseofamearypearl (@amearyPearl) November 24, 2019
Lai Mohammed’s phone was actually ringing on stage. Minus the fact that he was booed off the same stage😂 #AFRIMAWARDS smhhhh— Nafs (@Apishatweets) November 24, 2019
When I saw Lai Mohammed on stage at 6th AFRIMA Award without glasses. pic.twitter.com/bcCCU96nQQ— Esdre (@Esdre_Touch) November 24, 2019
Lai Mohammed's phone just rang while he was giving his dead speech 😂 #6thAFRIMA— Kunmie of Lagos ❤ (@whoiskunmie) November 24, 2019