AKA sued after duping promoter of R78 000
EVENT organiser Lepulane Mathaila is hopping mad at AKA.
He claims the rapper stood him and his fans up.
NOW HE’S THREATENING TO SUE AKA FOR THE R78 000 ADVANCE!
The fuming Lepulane of KZN’s Newcastle claimed that controversial AKA had fooled him.
Lepulane, a medical doctor and co-owner of Scrapyard Lounge, said AKA was booked for a solo performance at Scrapyard Lounge on Friday.
Despite a whopping advance of R78 000, AKA did not pitch up and is now being sued for the same amount.
Fans were spitting fire and they accused Lepulane of playing them.
“I am frustrated and feel disrespected,” said Lepulane.
“His manager sent us a text message just three hours before the show kicked off, informing us he was sick and could not come.
“Our management had to break the bad news to angry fans who had paid to see him. AKA had so many demands, including five-star hotel accommodation and a VIP marquee strictly for himself and his companions.”
The promoter said he was also angry as no public apology had been made and no formal document was sent to the venue’s owners.
He claimed his clients now accused him and his partners of luring them to a badly organised event.
“I gave AKA and his management more than 48 hours to get back to me and apologise, but sadly they failed. I demand my money back.
If they do not comply I will take legal action,” Lepulane said.
Fans paid a cover charge of R120 (general) or R200 (VIP).
AKA’s manager, Tshiamo Letshwene, admitted AKA did not perform at the event, but did not say why.
“We will release a statement in due time,” he said.
AKA’s cellphone went unanswered.