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Music lovers in Enugu get disappointed as annual Road Block music concert is cancelled

Music lovers will have to wait for next year to witness another Enugu Road Block.
The annual event attracts Nigerian superstars like Flavour, Phyno, Davido, Timaya, Terry G, Duncan Mighty and many more to Enugu the Coal City Capital.

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Flavour N'abania performing at the 2014 edition of Road Block in Enugu

Concert goers from all over Nigeria and abroad travel to Enugu to attend the annual music fiesta.

Unfortunately, the 2015 edition of Road Block which attracts an over 50,000 audience was cancelled by the organizers and replaced with a Christian music concert due to some organizational hitches bothering on finances.

Although there was no initial press release by the organizers of the annual event or the Enugu State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, rumour quickly spread that the show with hold on Dec. 21 at the Micheal Okpara Square.
Music lovers were highly disappointed as they travelled long distances only to get to the Michael Okpara Square in Enugu to meet a Praise Night.

Talkparlour.com met with a female student of University of Nigeria Nsukka who came all the way from Nsukka to attend the show.
She said:
“I travelled from Nsukka to attend the Road Block but it did not hold.”

She lamented the cancellation of the show by the Enugu state government and the misleading information about the event.
“I came here to see Flavour and Phyno but I was disappointed.” She said.

A source that refused to be named
reveales that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi released a part of the funds needed for the show. The source further revealed that disagreements within the organizational circle caused the eventual cancelation of the annual event.

All attempts to reach the Public Relation Officer of the Enugu State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Eunice Ada Onoh for comments failed as calls were not returned and messages sent by our correspondence were not replied.

In a reaction, eorganizer of Road Block and CEO of Blue Sky Entertainment, Target Ogadi said the show was not cancelled but only postponed.
“It wasn’t cancelled but only postponed till next year.
“The Enugu State government had some issues with funds and so we organized a Praise Night. Something similar to Road Block and affordable”.

Music enthusiasts and Road Block lovers shouldn’t worry. The next Road Block holds in 2016!

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