After warrant of arrest was issued against him following his cancellation of a concert in which 25,000 fans had reportedly paid for ticket, Wizkid now wants to stage two shows in Uganda for free.
However, Ugandans are of a different opinion; some fans don’t want him to set foot in the land of matoke.
Last December, a Ugandan events promoter threatened to get Wizkid jailed over an aborted show at Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala, after Wizkid made a last minute cancellation allegedly because he had to fly to the USA due to ‘unavoidable circumstances’.
“Between 29th August 2016 and 29th November 2016, our client (Face TV) paid to Mr Sunday Are, Wizkid’s manager the full performance fee of US$60,000 (approximately Sh6.2m), a brokerage fee of US$5,000 (Sh517,000) and US$3,000 (Sh310,200) being per diem for the days they were going to stay in Uganda,” a section of the warrant read.
“I am doing free shows in Uganda this year. Two days free to make up for last time,” Wizkid announced through his Twitter handle this week, but to a big backlash.
“We moved on. Come with your own audience,” someone commented.
Across the border, the whole Wizkid saga even got more hilarious as Kenyans joined in and warned that they didn’t care if he came to perform in Nairobi.
“Sisi tunangoja elections. Story yako tutafikiria baadaye (We are thinking of elections. We will consider your story later),” another fan commented.