Davido has been forced to cancel a show in Zimbabwe after police in Nigeria requested his presence over the death of his friend, Tagbo Umeike.
The police invitation is also said to concern the death of two of Davido’s friends, Olugbemiga Abiodun a.k.a. DJ Olu and Chime Amechina.
This meant that he couldn’t be available for the launch of Jah Prayzah’s Kutonga Kwaro album launch at Harare International Conference Center. Spokesman for the event organizers Dee Nosh claimed that Davido’s team had given them assurances that he would attend, telling Zimbabwean media:
“When we learnt that Davido was picked for questioning by the police we continuously got in touch with his camp and we were being told everything was under control that even part of his advance team had already left Lagos,” Dee Nosh said.
“As the concert organisers we were also optimistic that he will make it for the launch, but it’s unfortunate that due to circumstances beyond his or our control he will not be part of us tonight as initially scheduled.”
The organizers of the show slashed the ticket price from $20 to $10 and got some local acts as replacements.
However, they are appealing to those fans who bought tickets specifically to see Davido to wait for a make-up show that is scheduled for the future. They explained it thus: “For those who had purchased tickets specifically to see Davido in action if they decide not to come tonight they can keep their tickets for another Jah Prayzah and Davido concert coming soon.”