Festival of India: Davido’s absence sparks fee controversy

Davido is currently engulfed in concert fee controversy.
Trouble started after the pop star, who was advertised to be among the artistes to perform at the Festival of India, which took place in Lagos on Saturday, was conspicuously absent at the event.
According to The Punch, this did not go down well with some guests who obviously wanted to see him in action.
Indeed, such people think that the inclusion of his name was a fluke, to the extent that some have expressed the opinion online.
However, according to The Punch, the organisers of the event were contacted and they stressed that Davido was indeed invited.
The chief organiser, Rosiji, also confirmed this.
Although he said it was premature to say much on the development, other vital sources noted that the contract between the Festival of India and the artiste could run into N7m.
It was gathered that Davido informed them on Friday night, a day to the event, that he was indisposed.
It was further gathered on Thursday (yesterday) night that the organisers have accordingly communicated Davido’s lawyers, as they hope to get a refund of the fee said to have been paid.
The Punch reports that efforts to speak with the artiste or his manager did not yield fruits.
A call to his manager’s phone number and a subsequent text message had not been replied as of 8pm production time on Thursday.

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