Music promoter accuses Burna Boy, mum of extortion

Burna Boy mum Bose Ogulu

American-based Nigerian music promoter Emmanuel Uzoh has accused singer Burna Boy and his mum Bose Ogulu of extortion.

Uzoh, who is the CEO of Gold Moola Entertainment made the allegation against the singer and mum on Instagram on Tuesday.

According to the CEO, Burna Boy refused to perform at a scheduled show after the payment was made to his mum, who also serves as his manager.

“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. 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,” he wrote in parts.

Uzoh also claimed that he asked for a refund after the incident but the singer’s crew ‘snuck’ out of the hotel without returning his money.

“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. 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,” he wrote in parts.

Meanwhile, Burna Boy and his mum Bose have not publicly responded to the music promoter’s allegation at the time of filing this report.