Burna Boy, mother accused of extortion
Nigerian superstar and grammy award winner, Daminu Ogulu aka Burna Boy and his mother Bose Ogulu have been accused of extortion by a United States based promoter.
The promoter stated that he paid Burna Boy $15,000 for a show and the singer posted the flier on his Instagram but when it was time for him to perform, Burna Boy allegedly refused to show up.
He also said that Burna Boy’s mother, Bose Ogulu who doubles as his manager told him to pay an extra $10,000 before Burna Boy would leave his hotel and come to perform in the show.
He said he realized that he was being extorted and refused to pay the extra money Burna Boy’s mother demanded. When they realized he was not paying Burna Boy and his team snuck out of the hotel.
He said when he realized what had happened he demanded a refund but Burna Boy and his mother refused to return his money.
He said in his post, “Bose Ogulu attempted to extort me for 10K. After the agreed amount was paid in full she proceeded to ask for an additional 10k. When I realised what was happening, I decided to pull from the show completely. I asked for the 15k balance that was paid the night of and the 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.
“After the balance was paid in full, he posted and confirmed his attendance. That’s when Bose Ogulu told me that I had to pay another 10k before he comes downstairs.
“I realised I was being extorted. At that point I no longer wanted to move forward with the deal. This is around 1:10am. He was set to arrive to the club at 12:45 am. Once I requested a refund for the $15,000 balance that was paid that night (the deposit was paid on October 7th in Los Angeles) that’s when he posted this cancelled flyer.
“These are just the primary details of what occurred on the 31st of October in Houston Texas. Because I didn’t fall for the demands of extortion, I was robbed of over $50,000 and my name was left to be slandered in the city I love. We will allow the law to finish what they started. I pride myself on being a stand-up guy, especially in the entertainment industry.
“My only demand at this point is a refund. You were paid for a service that you did not complete. Be a stand-up guy and kindly return my money,” he said.