Lewis Axes Nigerian Gig After Bomb Killings

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October 4, 2010 | 4:10am EST

Singer Leona Lewis axed a show in Nigeria on Saturday after two car bombs caused carnage in the country’s capital.

The Bleeding Love hitmaker was due to headline a celebration concert in Abuja, to mark 50 years of Nigerian independence, but the festivities were thrown into chaos following two explosions.

At least 12 people were killed and Lewis felt it was inappropriate to go ahead with the gig.

In a statement, she says, “Out of respect for those victims, it is with regret that I have had to postpone my performance.”