Tanzanian-based promoter, Steven Uwa has explained why he lied about the reason Kizz Daniel refused to perform in his show.
Recall that the artiste was arrested in Tanzania after he failed to show for a concert he had allegedly been paid for, leaving concert goers angry thus destroying items in the hall meant for the show.
During an interview with Daddy Freeze, the show promoter had stated that Kizz Daniel refused to perform in the concert because the airline with which he flew to Tanzania had forgotten the luggage where he kept his gold chain, adding that the artiste had insisted he won’t perform without them. He also added that he went on his knees to beg the “Woju” singer to no avail.
In a new interview, Uwa who was with Kizz Daniel’s brother, Tolu, disclosed that there were pressing technical issues that stopped the Nigerian singer from performing.
When asked why he claimed Kizz Daniel insisted that he won’t perform because he didn’t have his gold chain, he stated that “emotions were high that night”.
He also revealed during the interview that the singer was not paid in full. Clarifying issues, Uwaa claimed that the $60,000 he earlier said was paid, was not paid to Kizz Daniel directly, but to an agency managed by music executive, Paul Okoye.
Further, Uwa admitted that the singer tried to salvage the situation and also meet with fans to apologize and postpone the show after arriving for the event an hour to his performance, following an eight hours flight delay in Kenya. According to him, the show promoters told him there’s no need for that as they will take care of it, but never did.
He also stated that the singer was not arrested but taken in for questioning to know what really happened.
Tolu revealed that the contract for the show allowed for it to be postponed, adding that Kizz Daniel also offered to pay for a hall and for other things to ensure that the show was successful if postponed, which the show promoters agreed to but reneged after things took a negative turn.
Conclusively, Uwa said that he had to lie at the initial stage to prevent him from having issues with Kenyan authorities and because he didn’t know how to tell the concert-goers that the show had been postponed.
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