A United States-based promoter, Emmanuel Chinyere Uzoh, has called out Burna Boy and his mum, Bosu Ogulu, over alleged extortion and is demanding the sum of N28m ($50,000) as refund.
Uzoh disclosed this on his company’s official Instagram account [@goldmoola] on Tuesday, saying November that the Grammy award winner and his mother, Bose Ogulu – who also doubles as his manager collected a total of $50,000 from him, to perform at a show slated for October 30, 2021, in Houston, Texas, US, but never showed up. He also accuses the singer’s mom of extorting $10,000 from him.
According to Uzor, the show was scheduled to be held October 30 in 2021 in Houston, Texas, US but the singer never showed up.
Uzoh writes: “@Burnaboygram and @thenamix. Bose Ogulu attempted to extort from me $10k. After the agreed sum was paid in full, she proceeded to ask for an additional $10k.
“The deposit was paid on October 7th in Los Angeles, that was when he posted this cancelled 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 came downstairs.
“I realised that I was being extorted. At that point, I no longer wanted to move forward with the deal. This was around 1:10am. He was set to arrive at the club at 12:45am. Once I requested a refund of the $15,000 that was paid that night.
“When I realised 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.
“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.”
THEWILL writes that as of the time of filing this report, Burna Boy is yet to react to this development.