It is with great regret that Black Buddies Entertainment announce this morning that the DAVIDO show is cancelled tonight due to the artist’s breach of contract.
For the past 2 months, the teams at Black Buddies Entertainment and Africa Live Canada have been working extremely hard to bring artist Davido in Ottawa, Canada. Their goal was to offer the public a great show. They signed a contract with Mr. Davido Adeleke for Thursday August 3rd 2017 and made a 70% deposit as required. On the night of August 2nd to August 3rd 2017, they have received a call informing them that unfortunately Mr. Davido Adeleke had missed his flight and was not able to make it on time because he was taken in for questioning following an incident with his personal security. They were informed that his personal security allegedly fired shots on a busy highway of Lagos for no absolute reason in Nigeria. Following complaints from people, they were all taken for questioning including Davido which made him miss his flight.
Davido apologized to their team and reassured them right away that he will be coming on August 10th. He confirmed this by posting an apology on his page (Picture above) stating that it was entirely his fault due to unforseen circumstances, not the promoter’s fault and that he will be in Ottawa on August 10th.
Going back to the night of August 2nd to August 3rd 2017, their team was surprised that Mr. Adeleke found himself in Cotonou 48 hours before the show, as Cotonou was not even included in his 30 billion world tour and knowing that it takes almost a full day to leave from the African continent to Canada. They contacted his team right away to express their concerns but his team reassured them that all will be well.
On August 2nd 2017, they did everything within their power to make Davido respect their mutual agreement through a signed contract and they booked a Business class ticket for him to arrive in Ottawa at 8PM on August 3rd. They were happy that they were able to find a solution, but that happiness came to an end when Mr. Adeleke said that the flight they sent him had a 7 hour layover which was too much for him. This flight was, however, the only flight available. No effort was made on Davido’s side to accommodate his own mistakes (allowing his personal security to allegedly shoot on a busy highway of Lagos which led to him missing his flight)- obligation.
They went ahead and book the flights for Davido and his team with their permission only for them to cancel again which led them to losing a lot of money on plane tickets, switching dates with the venue and the logistical headaches that rose up with this situation and much more.
Their team had a major concern as they felt like they were being played and misled, however, when the apology and new date was given by Mr. Adeleke, they believed that he would be able to make it up to the team, the fans and the public.
Surprisingly, yesterday evening, a similar scenario occurs. They are contacted last minute by Davido’s team to inform them that Mr. Adeleke has deliberately chosen not come to Ottawa because of an incident with immigration Canada that occurred when he arrived last Friday in Toronto. Mr. Adeleke was allegedly taken in for questioning for 4 hours because he allegedly did not have a proper work visa to enter in Canada and allegedly a potential affiliation to a gang member who declared that he was on Davido’s team and had been arrested in Toronto by the Canadian police. The issue was only resolved 4 hours later and Davido hit the stage in Toronto at around 3AM.
Following this incident, Mr. Adeleke agreed not to leave Canada to make sure that he would be attending the date of August 10th 2017 without a problem. They were surprised to know that he has gone back to Altanta. Another agreement which was unfortunately not respected.
Black Buddies Entertainment and his team are in complete disbelief and shock after going through so much to offer the public a memorable show. Although, it is entirely the responsibility and fault of the artist Davido, who once again, has chosen to breach the legal agreement (contract), they would like to sincerely apologize for this situation that is completely out of their control. They would like to first and foremost apologize to their team, NP PROD, NAIJA FLAVOUR, YOUNGNRESTLESS, Africa Live Canada, who have worked tirelessly, day and night to bring you an epic show; They would like to apologize to all of the artists and their management who have put so much efforts, sweat and money (who rented bands and equipment) into the preparation of their performances (Daniel Keys, Enibeats, Eli Rose, Horus Rao, Runaway Randy Freeman, Claude), our co-hosts Ms. Gwen Madiba, Oh So Good; Mc Ebone; our Djs (Dj M$H, Dj Kendee, Dj Tyty, Dj Roz); and as importantly the fans and public who were all looking forward to this event. The members of public who took off work twice, the people who have travelled from out of town for this show, the people who have looked so much forward to this event, the people who even took 3 days off to be able to come out of town to be there, they sincerely and deeply apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused you. You cannot understand how deeply and profoundly sorry they are that this is happening to them and you as well.
They can only imagine your frustrations and they do hope that you understand theirs as well.
This situation is completely out of their control and has been extremely stressful for their team. They have chosen to share all this information with you out of transparency, because they strongly believe that the public must know the truth. They have gathered all documents (contract, social medias posts from Davido concerning the Ottawa date including the apology that he deleted) and they are puting them in the hands of the legal team.
They sincerely apologize once again from the bottom of their hearts.
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