NAIROBI (Blacquire) – Within a week, we saw two videos of of fans groping their favourite artistes during live music concerts. But, the artistes did not pull away. This means it was consensual and they enjoyed it. Welcome to the wild world of live concerts where drugs and alcohol blur limits.
Cassper Nyovest is a South African artiste and producer who has had his moments in the limelight. For instance, on 29th December 2018, a Twitter user posted a video saying that women harassed Casper during a live performance. He even taunted feminists on the social media site to give opinions on the matter.
The videos shows fans grabbing Cassper’s crotch but he lets them continue. However, he later responded to the tweet, saying he gave them permission. He adds that people should move on.
Wasafi Festival, Nairobi
On New Year’s Eve 2018, thousands gathered at the Uhuru gardens in Kenya’s capital city for an end of year party. The event, dubbed ‘Wasafi Festival’, was a creation of Tanzanian outfit, Wasafi Records. The group is led by Diamond Platnumz, born Naseeb Abdul Juma.
In the aftermath of the concert, a Twitter user uploaded a video of fans, mostly women, groping at one of the artistes at the festival. Similar to the Cassper Nyovest case, the artist let them do it.
Male Versus Female Artistes
Data shows that it’s common for male artistes to get wild with the crowds they perform for. For example,artistes Chris Brown and Trey Songz top the chart for giving fans the extra treat during performances.
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