The Ugandan government ordered an arrest warrant over the weekend for Afrobeat singer Wizkid for cancelling a concert. The 26-year-old Nigerian was scheduled to perform at the Lugago Cricket Oval in Kampala on Dec. 3.
Organizers of the event claimed that Wizkid had made them believe he’d be performing up until the very last minute when he cancelled because of apparent health issues. A criminal lawsuit was filed by the organizers against Wizkid because of heavy damages (over $300,000) from tickets, hotel bookings, advertising and promotions. The lawsuit stated that Wizkid and his manager, Sunday Are, received money under false pretense.
Wizkid and Are were summoned to appear in Court on or before Jan. 16.
If found guilty in Court or they are unable to reach a settlement with the show organizers, Wizkid could face up to more than five years in jail.
On Sunday, Are released a statement assuring fans that negotiations between the two parties are ongoing. He also ensured that Wizkid is doing well and recuperating in the United States.