Grammy award-winning singer Burna Boy and his mother Bosu Ogulu have been accused of extortion by a Nigerian US-based show promoter named Emmanuel Chinyere Uzoh who wants a refund of $50,000 (N28 million).
Uzoh aired his grievances via a 5-page story on his Instagram page on Tuesday, alleging that the singer collected a total sum of N50,000 from him to perform at a show scheduled for October 30, 2021, in Houston, Texas, United States.
He said Burna never showed up and accuses him and his mother (who is his manager) of extorting $10,000 from him.
“@Burnaboygram and @thenamix. Bose Ogulu attempted to extort me form $10k. After the agreed sum was paid in full, she proceeded to ask for an additional $10k.
Burna Boy | Photo Credit: INSTAGRAM
“The deposit was paid on October 7th in Los Angeles, that was when he posted this canceled flyer. After the balance was paid in full, he posted and confirmed his attendance. That’s when Bose told me that I had to pay another $10k before he comes downstairs.
“I realized that I was being extorted. At that point, I no longer wanted to move forward with the deal. This was around 1:10 am. He was set to arrive at the club at 12:45 am. Once I requested a refund of the $15,000 that was paid that night.
“When I realized what was happening, I decided to pull from the show completely. I asked for the $15k balance that was paid on the night and they refused to return the money.
Burna Boy and his mother
“After hours of negotiations in the hotel lobby, the entire team snuck out of the hotel through the back exit to avoid us.
“These are just the primary details of what happened on the 31st of October in Houston, Texas. Because I didn’t fall for the demands of extortion, I was robbed of over $50,000 and my name was left to be slandered in the city I love. We will allow the law to finish what they started. I pride myself on being a stand-up guy, especially in the entertainment industry.
“My only demand at this point is a refund. You were paid for a service that you didn’t complete. Be a stand-up guy and kindly return my money @burnaboygram“, he said.
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