American actress and R’n’B sensation Brandy Norwood was one of many performing artists at the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day at the First National Bank (FNB) Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Brandy was booked to perform in front of a crowd of 90,000 spectators on Friday 17 August. As the last act of the night she finally took the stage with no more than 40 fans waiting to see the show. The televised broadcast was cut due to the disappointing turnout.
The singer decided to end her set and walked offstage after singing two of her hits. Apparently the unfortunate incident would have gone unnoticed, however South African singer Kabomo had some comments to share on twitter regarding the poor attendance typing:
“I have no words for what I just witnessed…,”
He continue describing the scene:
“There are more people there on a random Tuesday… Depressing.”
“It was late. People didn’t know there was a concert after the games. No one knew Brandy was around,”
The unfortunate situation is reportedly a result of poor advertised.
Brandy’s representative team tells the Daily News:
“Brandy was not going to South Africa to headline a show, she was there for a cause and was only scheduled to sing two songs as there were other performers ahead of her,”
“She did not storm off stage.”
“Brandy was asked to come at the last minute to support the Nelson Mandela cause and that was the reason she went, she would go again to support the same cause regardless of how many people were in the audience,”