Why Kizz Daniel Refused To Perform In Tanzania
KanyiDaily had earlier reported how the Nigerian singer was arrested on Monday after he collected $5000 and failed to show up on Sunday night at the Summer Amplified concert in Dar es Salaam
But a few hours after his arrest, the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) confirmed that it had secured the release of Daniel who was held at Oyster Bay Police Station Civil Police in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Speaking on what led to the singer’s arrest during an Instagram live session with Daddy Freeze, a media personality, Uwa said he paid Daniel $60,000 to perform at the show.
The show promoter also alleged that a day before the event, “Daniel said he would not be performing because the airline did not bring his bag containing his gold chain.”
According to Uwah, although Daniel had a gold chain on his neck, efforts to make him perform at the show proved abortive as he insisted that he will not perform without wearing all his gold chains.
He noted that Daniel’s manager, Paulo called the singer from America, crying while begging him all night to honour the show which he had already been paid for, but he refused to bulge.
Uwa said, “He only said the airline didn’t bring his bag. That is why he could not perform because his gold chain is not there and he had a gold chain on his neck. He wanted everything,” he said.
“I bought him different clothes but he said just because the airline didn’t bring one of his bags, he cannot perform without his gold on his neck.
“I spent nothing less than $300,000 on that show because it was a premium show, it was no joke. The table for that show was set for $5,000 and the highest table was set for $10,000.
“My company is new here (Tanzania). Paul O is the one I booked Kizz from. Paul O begged this guy ‘Please go to this show’. He called from America!
“I paid this guy $60,000 to perform on this show. I went down on my knees. I was like ‘Bro, you are damaging me, I’m a Nigerian. I am trying to build my company here. You are going to damage me’. I begged this guy ‘Save my career, save my life’. I was on the table with Kizz Daniel for like five hours begging him, kneeling for him.”
Uwa said the whole venue of the concert was damaged as the angry fans destroyed some of the items brought in by the sponsors of the show because of Daniel’s refusal to perform.
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This comes weeks after Kizz Daniel apologized to angry fans who threw objects at him and demanded a refund after he arrived “some hours late” at a concert in the United States.