In a surprising turn of events, the highly anticipated concert of Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy, scheduled to take place at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium, has been cancelled. The concert, initially set for September 23, had been postponed to December 16 before this recent announcement of its complete cancellation.
Sources from The South African revealed that the concert’s cancellation was linked to a R10 million fraud case. Sedote Nwachukwu, the CEO of Ternary Media Group, the event’s organizers, is currently under scrutiny for allegedly embezzling R10 million from the company. This significant financial discrepancy has been cited as a primary reason for the concert’s cancellation. A police statement obtained by the Sowetan confirmed that a fraud case had been opened against Nwachukwu by his business partner, Gregory Wings, at the Sandton police station.
Further adding to the concert’s woes, Khanya PR announced their withdrawal from the Burna Boy Concert Presented by Ternary Media Group. Their statement read, “We have, following consideration of our business interests and working through the necessary legal advice, come to the decision that it is in the best interest of all parties concerned that we cease our role in the event.”
Despite the controversies, Burna Boy took to his Instagram stories to reassure his South African fans. He reminisced about his previous visit, where he was greeted by 100,000 fans and promised a return to the nation soon, expressing his love for South Africa.
The exact reasons for the concert’s cancellation remain shrouded in mystery, with fans and stakeholders awaiting more transparent communication. As the situation unfolds, many hope for a resolution that will see the Grammy award-winning artist return to the South African stage in the near future.