Nigerian-American rapper, Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, has been ‘sued’ for failing to perform at the One Africa Fest held in New York despite being paid.
The first edition of the One Africa Music Fest was held at the Barclays Center, New York, in July.
Upfront and Personal Global, the promotion company that hired and paid the rapper $25,000, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Wale.
TMZ reports that it has obtained legal documents which contain a signed contract between Upfront and Personal Global and Wale’s management.
The promoters claim that Wale never answered a request for a refund after missing the concert.
UPGMC is now demanding the $25,000 initially paid to the rapper and an undisclosed amount of interest.
The Maybach Music Group (MMG) rapper claimed he showed up to the event, but the promoter did not allow him to perform.
Wale took to his Instagram yesterday to respond to the allegations. “That’s not true,” he wrote on The Shade Room’s Instagram page.
“I ain’t even spoke to nobody. They told me I couldn’t go on stage cuz I was ‘too late’ cuz my DJ wasn’t there… This my first time hearin it,” he added.
Upfront and Personal Global is owned by Paul Okoye, a popular Nigerian show promoter.
The concert which was hosted by Banky W featured performances from Wizkid, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Iyanya, Flavour, Tiwa Savage, and Stonebwoy.
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