Kampala party animals were already gearing up for a fun filled evening but things turned sour after the much anticipated concert by Congolese music maestro Fally Ipupa was canceled under mysterious circumstances in the last minute.
The events leading to the cancellation of the concert which was slated for this evening at Lugogo Cricket Oval remained cloudy as organisers remained tight lipped till D-Day and a few hours to the time announced for the event to kick off.
Organisers finally released a statement confirming the ‘Sexy Dance’ singer wont be performing after he ‘missed a flight’ which got fans confused and some sections enraged. They fumed with anger and poured their frustrations on social media as they demanded for answers. Some claimed they had paid for VIP tables at 3million each while others had already bought other tickets.
“The artiste missed his scheduled flight to Kampala and efforts are being made for him to arrive in time for Sunday 15th December 2019 concert in Arua,” the notice reads in part.
Different theories started making rounds on social media with sections claiming the organisers of the event which include 243 Media, Next Media and Machachos had failed to clear the musicians full amount promised for the show; particularly the one in Kampala.
While another ridiculous theory suggested the 42-year old singer had feared a flop in Kampala since ‘many people no longer appreciate Congolese music in the capital’.
It is however not yet clear whether the other show scheduled for Green Light Stadium in Arua on Sunday 15th December will proceed as planned though the statement adds it will still happen. Everything now hangs in balance as Ipupa has already posted that he will be performing in Paris at another concert he was booked for earlier.
Fally Ipupa, is a Congolese singer-songwriter, dancer, philanthropist, guitarist and producer who started his career back in 1999 as a member of Koffi Olomidde’s Quartier Latin International before going solo in 2006. He has since then moved on to become one of the biggest francophone stars of this generation and collaborated with many international stars..
We are keeping tabs on any related developments and will keep you posted. For now you can read the full statement from the organisers below.