African-American rapper, Wale has been reportedly sued by Paul of Upfront and Personal for not attending the One Africa Music festival after he was paid to perform.
This is what a few artistes would do and get away with in Nigeria, but as a businessman, trust and reliability should not be tampered with.
The One Africa Music Festival started in July and ran through till the end of October. It had a long performance list of African artists and most big musicians in Nigeria made the list.
According to TMZ report, Wale, who is of Nigerian decent, did not show up for his performance at the inaugural One Africa Music Fest show held in New York on July 22, 2016 after getting paid upfront.
He was paid a sum of $25, 000 to headline the concert, but disappointed both his fans and the organizers.
The organizers also said that the performance booking was legal and bounded by a contract, which was signed by Wale’s company and theirs. The payment was done via two wire transfers for $12.500 each.
The lawsuit claims that after Wale ignored the show, he refused to respond to them because they were asking for a refund. The promoters are asking for a refund and an interest on the initial payment for the duration the money has been in Wale’s possession.
Wale rose to prominence in 2006 with his song “Dig Dug” and the rapper dropped a mixtape in June titled “Summer On Sunset.” He is aware of his root and has visited Nigeria before.