Management of veteran Nigerian singer, Kizz Daniel, said it refused to release their artiste for performance in Canada because it received a half payment.
The team made this known via a statement after it came under a massive heat for failing to show up at the event he was meant to perform in Montreal.
The singer who explained the reason for his absence said he had an agreement with the organizers for full payment ahead of the concert but was surprised after he received a partial agreement.
According to the statement, he could not help but stay back because he has records of experiences where he is eventually not given the rest of his pay.
They wrote, “Usually, we get paid in full before we let Kizz Daniel perform. Years of experience have taught us to ensure that payment is made in full prior to any performance.
“For this show we agreed that the complete payment would be paid upon arrival at the city of Montreal on Wednesday. We arrived, but payment did not come.
“We gave the promoters grace to pay the balance, which is an unusual industry practice; still no show. Even till yesterday, the day of the actual event.”
Management of the “Jombo” crooner went ahead to debunk the false statement of the show organisers which said he was backstage but had refused to come forward to entertain the audience.
“We were contemplating our next action when we saw a video on Instagram, where the promoter said Kizz Daniel was backstage, but he didn’t want to come out and perform. That is a COMPLETE LIE. Kizz Daniel was waiting in the Hotel Room and he actually thought the show was indeed canceled,” they added.