Kizz Daniel, the Nigerian singer, has spoken out after reports of his arrest in Ivory Coast.


On Friday, rumours circulated on social media that the singer had been arrested in Ivory Coast.

It was purported that the arrest was for his failure to perform at a Confederation of African Football (CAF) concert despite receiving $150,000.

The reports also suggested that the 36-year-old artiste was already in detention.


Reacting to the rumours via a statement, Daniel explained that his involvement with CAF was through an agent who signed a contract stating that he was to perform contingent upon first receiving payment.

Kizz Daniel said, despite delays in a promised bank transfer, he flew to Abidjan to perform on the assurance of payment upon arrival.

Daniel claimed that he did not receive payment and proceeded with his performance but his team faced assault backstage which prompted him to leave.


He clarified that he was not arrested or detained by CAF and is heading to London for a November 12 show.

“CAF did not deal with us directly, it was through an agent. The agent signed my contract which states no money, no performance,” Kizz Daniel wrote.

“I agreed to fly in regardless, after so many appeals and of course excuses on bank transfer delay with the promise of receiving the money upon arrival in Abidjan.

“Till now no payment, not even the alleged amount mentioned. I still chose to support CAF and went to the venue to perform, but unfortunately, my 3-minute performance was up.


“My team were assaulted backstage and I decided to take my leave.

“I am not arrested by CAF or detained whatsoever. I am fine, heading to London for my show on Nov 12, Ovo Arena, Wembley.”

As of the time of this report, CAF has yet to comment on the controversy.

Last year, Kizz Daniel was arrested in Tanzania for allegedly failing to perform at a paid concert.


He was later released from police custody hours later.

Daniel rose to prominence in 2015 with the release of his single titled ‘Woju’.

He has received several awards and recognition for his craft.


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