Burna Boy, mum accused of extortion, promoter demands N28m refund

Burna Boy, a Nigerian singer and songwriter, and his mother, Bose Ogulu, (His manager), have been accused of extortion by Emmanuel Chinyere Uzoh, a show promoter based in the United States.

On Tuesday, Uzoh, the CEO of Gold Moola Entertainment, accused Burna Boy and his mother on the company's official Instagram account.

He claims that despite being paid in full, the singer refused to perform at a scheduled show, and that Burna Boy's mother extorted $10,000 from him.

Burna Boy, his mother, and his management have all remained silent in the wake of the allegations.

"Bose Ogulu attempted to extort me of $10,000. After the agreed sum was paid in full, she proceeded to ask for an additional $10,000", Uzoh wrote.

He added, "After the balance was paid in full, he posted and confirmed his attendance. That’s when Bose told me that I had to pay another $10k before he comes downstairs.

"I realized that I was being extorted. At that point, I no longer wanted to move forward with the deal. This was around 1:10 am. 

"He was set to arrive at the club at 12:45 am. Once I requested a refund of the $15,000 that was paid that night, (The deposit was paid on October 7th in Los Angeles) that was when he posted this cancelled flyer.

"When I realised what was happening, I decided to pull from the show completely. I asked for the $15k balance that was paid on the night and they refused to return the money.

"After hours of negotiations in the hotel lobby, the entire team snuck out of the hotel through the back exit to avoid us.”

Uzoh also stated that the Instagram story did not capture all of the details of the incident between him and the singer's management, but that the law would take its course.

"These are just the primary details of what happened on the 31st of October in Houston, Texas. 

"Because I didn’t fall for the demands of extortion, I was robbed of over $50,000 and my name was left to be slandered in the city I love. 

"We will allow the law to finish what they started. I pride myself on being a stand-up guy, especially in the entertainment industry.

"My only demand at this point is a refund. You were paid for a service that you didn’t complete. Be a stand-up guy and kindly return my money @burnaboygram.”

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