The King of Dancehall, BeenieMan has postponed his London concert which was originally set for today over visa delay.
The Jamaican deejay took to social media this morning to notify fans, who had expected to see him at Eventim Apollo in London, that he suspects the 12 days of mourning for the late Queen of England might be the cause of the delay.
Following Queen Elizabeth II’s passing on September 8, the government of Jamaica announced a period of mourning to honor her legacy which ended on Monday (September 19) when she was buried.
“We had to reschedule the event. The embassy in Jamaica is experiencing a backlog due to the 12 days of mourning for the Queen. This has caused a significant delay in the issuance of the work visa,” his first Tweet read.
The Grammy award winning artist further explains to his fans how he had strived towards the success of the highly anticipated show. He however refused to disobey the regulations put in place.
“Unfortunately, we still need a work visa to perform in the UK. My Team and I had everything planned and organized. However, I believe due to the Queen’s passing, the mourning period, and the administrative changes, it has caused a delay in the issuance of the visa. If I came to the UK and performed, I would be deported or locked up.
These things are out of my control,” reads his tweet.
The concert has been rescheduled to November 27. “All tickets will remain valid & we sincerely hope this hasn’t caused any disruption to your diaries,” Beenie said.
By Stella Anyango