She was supposed to be the surprise grand finale but Brandy found herself performing to a near-empty stadium after concert-goers left ahead of her spot at a concert in South Africa.
The annoyed singer walked offstage after two songs at the FNB stadium in Soweto on Saturday for Mandela Sports And Culture Day.
The stadium holds up to 90,000 people and had been packed throughout the day in celebration of the life of former president Mandela.
But with the packed schedule almost finished it emptied out before Brandy made her big entrance.
While Brandy is popular in the country, her surprise performance was not revealed to the fans - who left thinking the day was over.
According to the Guardian newspaper there were no more than 40 people present.
'Brandy performed to an empty stadium. With the stadium lights on,' tweeted South African musician, Kabomo.
People didn't know there was a concert after the games. No one knew Brandy was around. Maybe a 40 people audience... She sulked after two songs and walked off.'
Other Twitter users couldn't believe their eyes.
One user, Crazy Girl Tutu, tweeted: 'I gave up the min I saw the empty stadium. Brandy performing for the chairs!'
And another user, Dawn Ngwenya, wrote in surprise: 'Well Brandy is going to perform for herself and Mbaks only. Stadium now empty.'
Mbaks is the South Africa's minister of sport, Fikile Mbaks.
Brandy's publicist could not be reached for comments.
Got to love Omotola, she sure knows how to have a great time! At just 35 she has a stunning daughter (on the left), and a great understanding hubby! Now who would not want that? I am just saying! Okay here is what the star had to say for herself.
“Goodbye Rome! Hello Florence… Chai I look like their maid!”
Uhm no Omotola you look like you are having a great time on vacation! Is that a CHANEL BAG?
One of the most powerful actresses working in Africa, Nnaji began her career at age eight, and has been constantly working in commercials and movies ever since. She's credited with putting Nollywood, Nigeria's Hollywood, on the map. In 2005 she was awarded Best Actress at the inaugural African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), and used her fame to launch her clothing line, St. Genevieve, in 2008 with the proceeds from sales supporting orphanages. And she has the Oprah seal of approval—in 2009 Nnaji was profiled on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, with the host referring to her as one of the most popular people around the world and the "Julia Roberts of Africa." Her latest film, Half of a Yellow Sun, in which she stars alongside British actress Thandie Newton, premieres this year.
Georgeous CNN news anchor Isha Sesay tied the knot and we have the pics and the wonderful details!
CNN anchor Isha Sesay tied the knot with Leif Coorlim, executive editor of The CNN Freedom Project, in a gorgeous wedding in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta Saturday. The couple, who described their wedding as "fun, relaxed, romantic, elegant and unconventional," met in 2008 after working on a CNN series together in Atlanta. They were friends for several years and began dating in 2011, after Sesay "brazenly asked [Coorlim] out for a drink," as she described it. Sesay says her favorite thing about Coorlim is his "kindness." She explains: "He has an extraordinarily large heart, and every day he does something that impresses me and makes me want to be a better person. He’s truly a special soul." For Coorlim, the best thing about Sesay is how outgoing she is. "We can’t take 10 steps in the building without her stopping to talk to somebody. She’s best friends with her dry cleaner, waiters in the restaurant down the road, even her dentist. It’s that kind of open-heartedness, that I truly am in awe of and love about her," he told HuffPost Weddings. Below, Sesay describes the Big Day
We'd been planning this as an outdoor wedding for eight months. It was supposed to be outside in the Mandarin's English Gardens, but thanks to an early heads up about bad weather from CNN meteorologist Jen Delgado, we decided just last Wednesday to move the entire event indoors! She was our guardian angel -- we will forever be grateful to her! Given the quick turnaround, we gave the decorator and florist Britt Wood complete design freedom. So we had no idea what he would do with the ceremony space and were completely blown away by how he transformed the ballroom. It was breathtaking.
Leif had no idea I had planned a surprise performance of his favorite love song at the end of the ceremony. I booked a singer to perform Elton John's "Your Song." Once the officiant told Leif he could kiss me, she started singing from behind the drapery which was framing our altar. Then she suddenly came out from behind the curtain, surprising Leif and all our guests.
We asked CNN's Don Lemon to MC our dinner and he did a fantastic job of bringing everyone into the mix. We had a number of planned speeches but Don did what we in TV call "ad libbing" and went completely off script, calling out people to come up and give impromptu speeches. The result was an evening of great emotion; there was so much love and laughter in that room.
A girl always imagines how her wedding day will be, how it will feel, the dress... Well, our day exceeded my wildest dreams. It was magical. When I saw Leif standing at the end of the aisle, I felt as if my heart would explode. I married the man of my dreams in front of the people we care about the most. And then we partied the night away. Our special day was perfect in each and every way. What more could any girl ask for... Oh wow she makes a stunning bride!!!