In a shocking turn of events, the much-anticipated concerts of Congolese musician Fally Ipupa N’simba are under fire as rival promoters are taking a stand against his blatant disregard for commitments.
Two promoters, Yannick Nseka Mbala and Jonathan Tabani Buta, have had enough of Fally Ipupa’s tricks. They claim that the artist pocketed a hefty sum of Euros 65,000 (256 Million Shillings) for concerts in Arua and Kampala back in 2019 but failed to grace the stage, leaving them in financial ruins. Their demand for a refund has fallen on deaf ears.
The petitioners are now trying to use the long arm of the law to seek justice, writing a letter to the Commandant of Kampala Metropolitan Police. They argue that Fally Ipupa’s actions amount to a criminal act of obtaining money by false pretense.
But wait, why did it take them four years to finally take action? It’s a mystery that remains unsolved. Their timing, close to another group, Uganda Malembe Lifestyle, hosting Fally Ipupa, raises eyebrows about their true intentions.
Nevertheless, the organizers of the upcoming concerts remain unfazed. They believe that the letter to the police is nothing more than a feeble attempt to sabotage their event. As one organizer put it, “a lawyer can’t instruct police to arrest someone.” Quite the plot twist!
As the legal drama unfolds, Fally Ipupa, the alleged swindler, is all set to perform in Uganda, with concerts in Arua and Kampala on the horizon. The show must go on, they say.
But amidst the scaffoldings and preparations, it’s hard to ignore the irony. Fally Ipupa is famous for his “melancholic soft tenor voice” and “emotive dance moves.” One wonders if his emotional performances will include a heartfelt apology to the promoters he left high and dry.
In a career spanning two decades, Fally Ipupa has worn many hats – guitarist, songwriter, producer, singer, and even a UNICEF ambassador. But it seems that in this saga, he’s playing the role of the elusive swindler. Will justice prevail, or will Fally Ipupa continue to dance his way out of trouble?