When the Minister for Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed honoured the invitation to attend the 6th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), he probably believed it would be a routine event. Unknown to him, there was nothing routine about it.
The event was going on as scheduled and the minister was invited to address the audience. As soon as he appeared from backstage, he was treated to a cacophony of boos and catcalls drowning his voice and rendering his speech almost totally inaudible.
Amid the boos, jeers and catcalls, some people in the crowd could be heard shouting “go and sit down”, “liar”, “na lie”, and other derogatory calls.
Immediately after the speech, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was seen leaving the hall and headed straight for his waiting vehicle. He was seen off by some officials of AFRIMA who walked with him briskly to the exit.