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Beat FM Boss, Chris Ubosi Sues Rihanna Over a Canceled Show in Nigeria

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Nigerian promoter Chris Ubosi and his company – Megalectrics are suing Rihanna over a 2013 concert that got canceled according to TMZ.

Chris, whose company owns BeatFM, Classic FM, Naija FM, alleges that he struck a deal with two people who claimed to represent Rihanna, as well as her label Roc Nation and its founder Jay Z.

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For the proposed show, which would have lasted 65 minutes, RiRi would receive $425,000. Ubosi asserts that he made three payments totalling $160,000 only for Rihanna to request a postponement. He agreed — on the condition that the 28-year-old would post the revised date on social media. It never happened and Ubosi subsequently axed the show, demanding the money back. When it wasn’t received, he sued.

To complicate matters, sources close to Rih tell TMZ that her management actually knew nothing about the show and she never collected a cent. Should that be the case, it would suggest Ubosi was a victim of a scam.

18 Comments

  1. Okada man

    June 8, 2016 at 10:45 am

    She dey fear Boko Haram dat time naaw, make una no vex! Oh she didnt see no dime? Gobe!!!

  2. keke driver

    June 8, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Chei, scammed of $160,000?? that’s some serious block o.

  3. GistYinka

    June 8, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Lovely moves from Chris and also it great that it was first published TMZ for them to take it the case serious.

  4. Cyril Boye

    June 8, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Very interesting!!! Scam Everywhere!!!

  5. xplorenollywood.com

    June 8, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Chris isnt a small fry in the industry to be scammed! However, if they say they know nothing about it, where there any documents signed or exchanged?

  6. RichyGame

    June 8, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Hian, Chris victim of scam?

    Doubt it though. Niccur has serious in-roads internationally but who knows… This wouldn’t be the first time Roc people would be dealing with Nigeria and I’d expect at the least, Chris to have connected via previous channels of transaction with Naija, if he couldn’t get through personally. Funny enough, I think it’s relatively easier to reach such personalities if you have serious enquirers/biz in comparison to our people who go form god die, from errand people, to agent to manager….

    Tho’ I really doubt it, it’s kinda hard to fathom why RiRi’s team would be denying a paltry $160, 000 by their standards.

  7. Nyahheet

    June 8, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Lmao can this be taken seriously?

  8. www.praizeblog.com

    June 8, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Lol….som ppl sef

  9. Grace

    June 8, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    BN…. please do something about this damned KNORR advert that keeps popping up at the bottom of my computer since yesterday .Anytime i love my mouse the advert pops up. I hate it.. Its annoying.

  10. Mazi Okafor in Baltimore

    June 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    He owns three radio stations in Lagos. Wow!!

    • RichyGame

      June 8, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Ibadan and Abuja too. I think PH coming up if my ears heard right.

    • Ms Kunms

      June 8, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      Then one in London as well…

  11. wendypearl

    June 8, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    lol funny people

  12. Oluchi

    June 8, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I believe Riri’s team is lying. She fired her accountant team for stealing money and scamming her a few years ago. Im certain they agreed for her to perform in Naija but she backed out of all the contracts they made on her behalf after she fired them. If you follow Chris on social media you will see he has visited the RocNation office in NYC many times over the years. They know exactly who he is. He is not someone they should play lightly with.

    • RichyGame

      June 8, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      En hen, I for talk na.

  13. Diuto

    June 8, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    After so many years in the industry it’s almost impossible that he was scammed. Rihanna’s peeps should do the right thingy

  14. ATL's finest

    June 9, 2016 at 2:00 am

    ???????????ok lol no b small change . Oya Riri baby 😉

  15. samuel

    June 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    how can such tin happen, he is it even sure is riri

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