Reports from major outlets in Kenya have it that Nigerian singer, Davido bailed on his Kenyan fans after failing to show up for a show in Nairobi. The highly anticipated East African show scheduled for May 21, 2022 was reportedly canceled by Davido’s management last week.
Kenyan fans who have been in pomp and pageantry over the Kenyan tour of the African Popstar were left disappointed after Davido’s lawyer, Prince announced no Kenyan trip for the singer anytime soon.
“Kenya show? A different Davido. Really hope no one is out there purchasing tickets,” Ajudua tweeted.
The cancellation of the show was also confirmed by Davido’s manager, Asa Asika, who said the star’s management was not aware of any booking for the mentioned date.
However, an investigation by Kenyan media outfit, Sunday Nation, revealed that an agreed deal fell through may have broken down following the performance fee charged by Davido’s management.
“2incentertainment reached out to Davido management and a contract was sent to them on what was required of them. They were supposed to pay an advance to book him and were given a deadline of April 26, which elapsed without them depositing a dime,” the tabloid wrote.
“Being a highly sought-after artist, booking Davido involves making an advance cash deposit, which 2incentertainment did not have. That’s why they were asked to bring down the fliers they had put up.
“What proved to be the main hurdle for 2incentainment was the staggering amount Davido was asking. With a short notice ahead of the event, the organisers did not have a chance to raise the booking fees asked by Davido, and still have a chance to recoup their money, let alone make a profit.
“They clearly lacked strategies on how they could possibly exploit to the maximum such an opportunity. They did not even have a single sponsor on board by the time they reached out to him.
“When 2incentertainment contacted Davido’s team, the Skelewu hitmaker charged the promoters $300,000 (Sh35 million) for the show.
“Davido and his team billed them $250,000 as his performance fees while the extra $50,000 was to cater for his private jet and the Kenyan firm could not raise such an amount within the short time they had,” the Sunday Nation wrote.