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Wizkid’s Manager releases Official Statement that the Singer is in Negotiations with Ugandan Court over Arrest Warrant

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Sony Recording artist Wizkid got himself into a sticky situation over the weekend.

An arrest warrant was issued for the singer by a Ugandan Court for canceling a concert that was scheduled to hold on Saturday, 3rd of December 2016 at the Lugago Cricket Oval in Kampala. According to the organizers, the concert was eventually canceled due to “unavoidable circumstances”. They stated that Wizkid had made them believe he’d be performing at the show up to the very last minute when he canceled on them.

Due to the heavy damages from hotel bookings, ticket refunds and more, organizers of the event decided to file a criminal lawsuit against the artist stating that him and his manager Sunday Are received money under false pretense, cheating and conspiracy to defraud.

Wizkid and his manager were then summoned to appear in Court on or before January 16, 2017.

According to the organizers of the show, substantial expenses in booking and re-booking flights, hotel, venue, advertising and promotions for the concert cost over $300,000(over N144m).

If found guilty by the Judge and if they are unable to reach a settlement with the show organizers, the Starboy may possibly be facing over five years behind bars.

The singer’s manager, Sunday has assured that negotiations are ongoing for a settlement. Reassuring Wizkid’s fans, Sunday Are also said the singer is doing fine.

Photo Credit: Instagram.com/wizkidayo

9 Comments

  1. Single Shalewa, Bitter Bintu!

    December 19, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Where’s THE official statement Bella?

  2. ..now

    December 19, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    About time people started suing these jokers. Wizkid is always doing this, especially in December

  3. Ruby

    December 19, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    I am not understanding! Did the concert hold? Weren’t other artists slated to perform? If the concert held then, they wouldn’t have lost that much money. So asking for that sum is ridiculous. He should refund the money they paid him back to them. And the Ugandan court has jurisdiction where exactly? Jokers…

    • Williams

      December 19, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      Apparently, u didn’t get wat u read. Show was sold in the name he comin, he had them goin til the last minute before backing off. You don’t cancel a show u received money already for unless u ready to battle it out in court. They wud definitely settle.

  4. zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    December 19, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Wizkid was the main act and the reason why many bought the ticket. Cancelling on the organisers is also bad for their image. I don’t blame them for suing him

  5. Anonymous

    December 19, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    my friend keep quiet

  6. Dodo

    December 20, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Lol @ anonymous 8.02! You better start taking pills for Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED).

    So if Ugandan courts finds him guilty, they will come to Nigeria and arrest him?! LMFAO! All he’ll do is avoid performing in Uganda or any country they have a repatriation agreement with. $300k nor be beans!

    • hello kitty

      December 20, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      Clearly you are not familiar with the concept of extradition. If he is found guilty, Ugandan government can request that the Nigerian government (or whichever country wizkid is at the time, so far that country extradites people) extradite him back to Uganda to face his punishment.

  7. fred

    December 20, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    This is the problem with a lot of Nigerians. They think only about themselves and very selfish too. Whizkid, the right thing to do is to put yourself in the other person’s shoes and ask yourself, “if it was me that was organizing this show and an artist knew he wasn’t coming, what would i expect him to do?” The answer is simple…I will let him know on time so he can make adequate changes and save him some money especially from last minute expenses because of me, just incase. Secondly, i really think there must be penalties for breaching agreements in Nigeria or else people will not change.

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