Nigerian Singer, Burnaboy is embroiled in a messy drama with a New York-based promoter who alleges that the singer breached their contract.
According to blogger Rarolae who broke the story, the promoter Niyi Fatogun of Vibesland Ent. said they filed a lawsuit against the reggae-dancehall singer for the following reasons:
“…on allegations that he signed a contract for 2016 USA & CANADA TOUR, failed to turn up, postposned the tour which put the promoter Vibesland Entertainment, LLC in serious debt in USA.
“..Vibesland Entertainment, LLC was said to have invested up to $25,000 US Dollars in preparation and facilitating burna boy postponed USA & CANADA.”
The promoter went further to say that he travelled to London to enable them iron issues out, but Burnaboy failed to meet with him. It was for these reasons – the damages accumulated – that the promoter said they got an injunction banning the singer from performing in the U.S. and Canada, until all issues are resolved.
But Burnaboy’s team has denied that they have been banned from performing. His team has narrated their side of the story – stating how Niyi v failed to meet up with the tour agreement, forcing the team to make new plans. And when they asked to refund what he had spent, he made unrealistic claims. Hence the drama.
See part of the statement Burnaboy’s team released, setting the records straight:
“Burna Boy fans and the general public are hereby informed that Burna’s current US tour and all upcoming shows are going forward as scheduled and that any website or article containing information to the contrary is patently false and misleading.
Vibesland Entertainment, LLC, Burna’s former promoter, has initiated a misinformation campaign designed to mislead the public about recent court proceedings in the New York federal and state courts. In a recent press release Vibesland has dishonestly represented that it has received an injunction barring Burna from playing his upcoming shows.
There is no such injunction or court order, and it is a matter of public record that all attempts made by Vibesland to prevent Burna from performing his upcoming Outside Tour shows has been unequivocally rejected by the courts.”
The singer’s team also leaked the audio of their conversation with the promoter, alleging that he (the promoter) tried to sabotage Burna’s tour.