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Burna Boy R10 million fraud claims.
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R10 million theft claims lead to Burna Boy’s show cancellation – Report

R10 million fraud claims reportedly led to award-winning singer Burna Boy’s concert cancellation at FNB stadium.

Burna Boy

Burna Boy R10 million fraud claims.
Image via Instagram/@BurnaBoy

Nigerian singer Burna Boy’s concert, which was to take place at FNB Stadium, has reportedly been canned due to fraud claims.

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Sowetan reported on Thursday, 21 September, that an R10 million fraud case led to award-winning singer Burna Boy’s concert cancellation in Johannesburg.

The publication adds that Sedote Nwachukwu, who is the CEO of Ternary Media Group (the organisers of the show), is accused of stealing R10 million from the company.

A police statement that Sowetan obtained for a case of fraud was reportedly opened by Nwachukwu’s business partner, Gregory Wings, at the Sandton police station.

It is believed Nwachukwu’s pending legal proceedings led to the 23 September concert being moved to 16 December.

Kymoni Jackson, who is spokesperson from Ternary Media Group, told the publication that the reason for the cancellation was due to the alleged R10 million theft. 

“He [Nwachukwu] stole R10 million; that’s why we had to call it off. He lied to everyone that was part of the event and his investor Gregory Wings. We are willing to refund people, however tickets are still valid for the next show. “

“Burna Boy was very excited to come [to SA] but we had to deal with this internal issue of Mr Nwachuku [first].” added Jackson.

Burna Boy was not available for comment at the time of publishing this article.

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Entertainment commentators Phil Mphela and TVblogbyMlu revealed on Twitter on Thursday, 21 September, that award-winning singer Burna Boy’s December show has officially been cancelled.

“Burnaboy’s management has issued a statement stating that his show, which was pushed to Dec 16th, has been cancelled & ticketholders will be refunded,” said Mlu

Mphela reports that the singer’s concert was cancelled due to the “inability of the promoters to fulfil their contractual, financial, production and technical obligations.”

“Production vendors had apparently not been paid on time. Management conceded that the agreed production standard needed for the venue size could not be achieved. TicketPro has seized all sales of tickets to the concert,” he added.

The singer’s latest cancellation comes after reports began to circulate a few weeks ago that internal issues between organisers and stadium management put the concert into doubt.

TicketPro website confirmed that while it was originally stated that the September concert was postponed to mid-December, the latest message on the website suggests the show has now been cancelled.

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