Sarkodie shocked as ‘Black Love’ Concert crashes internet with over 1.5m viewers


Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has explained how the streaming platform for his ‘Black Love Concert’ crashed, saying he didn’t anticipate a lot of people will stream it.

The concert which came off Sunday, August 16, 2020 featured performances from stars like Shatta Wale, Efya Nokturnal, Kidi and King Promise.

Sarkodie in a phone interview on the Daybreak Hitz show said the streaming platform- CEEK which was supposed to allow fans access the show online by a pay per view suddenly crashed over excessive traffic.

According to him, CEEK recorded over 1.5 million streams in a moment which caused it to shut down denying many music lovers a chance to enjoy the show.

He added that he collaborated with CEEK because it is owned by a Ghanaian and they have successfully streamed virtual concerts by some very established artistes.

Touted the ‘Highest’, Sarkodie further explained that part of the problem came from late registration as 1000s of people tried to register at a go causing it to shutdown.

”I think again there is some education we need to give our people too. I started promoting this show from way back so I think if people wanted to register they should have done that long ago.

“So, at least we know the numbers that is on there. And what happened yesterday was, getting to the show now 1000s of people are trying to log on. The system recognised it as a threat- as someone trying to hack hence the shutdown”, he said.

The rapper said he had mixed feelings as his team did not expect that number of people streaming in, adding he is convinced that his loyal fans took his craft and artistry serious.

Despite the technical glitch, Sarkodie expressed gratitude to those who registered to enjoy the virtual concert, noting that he has learnt a huge lesson from it.

By Juliana Tamatey, Showbiz Writer, Daily Mail GH

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