The change of venue from the Convention Centre of Eko hotel and Suites to the main bowl of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, for the 4th edition of Olamide’s annual music concert, OLIC, has since generated series of controversies which has gone viral since its announcement on all media platforms. The most prominent of all is that Olamide’s decision on changing the venue was borne out of the quest to surpass his fellow artiste and friend, Phyno, who has held two successful, sold out editions of his Phyno Fest concert at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, in Enugu.
However, in an exclusive chat with Showtime, Olamide explained the major reason for the change of venue. “I’m not competing with Phyno, everybody is entitled to their own opinion, and I’m just living my own dream.
I’m 100% excited because this is something I’ve been looking forward to for over three years now; it’s always been about doing it big, something beyond the ordinary, giving back to the people and spreading love. Eko hotel is good, we’ve done a lot of stuff there but bringing OLIC4 to Teslim Balogun Stadium is about telling people out there that this is Lagos and Lagos cannot be limited, we can achieve whatever we set out to achieve”, he said.