Singer Davido was due to perform, yesterday, Friday at a tour in Zimbabwe but cancelled the show after Nigerian police reinvited him to explain what he knows of his friend, Tagbo Umeike’s death.
Recall that Acting Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal stated at a briefing that Davido has been re-invited for questioning.
All of this meant that Davido could not be in Zimbabwe as scheduled 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.”
This goes to show that things are not going too well for Davido as the recent troubles threaten to stifle his career even if he avoids any criminal proceedings related to the death of his friends.