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[E! News] : Wizkid faces 11-year jail term in Uganda

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Over 25,000 Ugandans had paid for tickets in anticipation of Africa’s biggest musician of 2016. –

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Nigerian pop celebrity Wizkid has been issued an arrest warrant for cancelling his Uganda concert lately.

The Nigerian pop star overlooked the concert scheduled to take vicinity on Saturday, December 3 at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala.

He changed into unable to fly into Uganda from united states because of ‘unavoidable circumstances’ in step with the organizers.

‘between 29th August 2016 and twenty ninth November 2016, our consumer (Face television) paid to Mr. Sunday Are, Wizkid’s manager the total overall performance fee people $60,000, a brokerage rate folks $5,000 and US$3,000 being in step with diem for the days they have been going to stay in Uganda,’ files filed with the aid of the chief Magistrates court of Buganda designated.

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Over 25,000 Ugandans had paid for tickets in anticipation of Africa’s largest musician of 2016.

Wizkid issued warrant of arrest
Wizkid apologised, but fresh hearsay suggested that the ‘Ojuelegba’ singer may have cancelled the concert due to the recent crisis in Kasese District, Uganda. MTV
Organisers of the event, Face TV, lodged a criminal complaint against Wizkid and his manager vide Case No. 875 of 2016 on charges of:

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1. Obtaining money by false pretences, which carries a maximum sentence of five years

2. Cheating, which carries three years

3. Conspiracy to defraud which also carries a maximum of three years.

The court documents further reveal that substantial expenses in booking and re-booking flights, hotel, venue, advertising and promotions for the concert grossed over $300,000 (over N144m).

Wizkid, who is presently tending to health issues in the US, and his manager, Sunday Are, have been issued an arrest warrant to be produced in court on or before January 16, 2017.

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On December 9, the ‘Ojuelegba’ singer announced via Twitter he’s cancelled his homecoming concert due to health reasons.

‘I’ve been on the road for 2 years touring and doing what I love without a break,’ he said. ‘And now it’s all catching up on me.’

The Starboy homecoming concert was planned to take place at Eko Convention Centre on December 30, followed by a show at the New Afrika Shrine on January 1, 2017.

 

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