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Nigerian Pays $160K To Scammer Posing As Rihanna To Perform At Lagos Concert, Singer Fires Back

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June 8, 2016 – Nigerian Sues Rihanna & Jay Z For Not Showing Up After Collecting Money For A concert In Lagos

Rihanna Claims Fraudsters Collected Money On Her Behalf, Says Nigerian Man Chris Ubosi Was Duped By Scammers

Jay Z & Rihanna music label Roc Naton is being sued for allegedly collecting money for a concert she never gave.

The Work singer, 28, was allegedly booked to perform a show in Nigeria by Chris Ubosi and his radio station Megalectrics back in May 2013, TMZ is reporting.

Ubosi claims he made a deal with two individuals who represented Rihanna, Roc Nation and Jay Z with the promise that she would be paid $425,000 for a 65-minute performance at the Eko Hotel in Lagos – but a rep for Rihanna’s label says the promoter was the victim of a scam.

The promoter coughed up $160,000 in three installments but then he claims her people asked to push back the concert to July.
According to TMZ, Ubosi agreed on the condition that Rihanna alert her fans of the date switch on social media.

DailyMail has reached out to Rihanna’s representative for comment.

In his lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Ubosi claims that Rihanna never did mention the change on social media and so he and Megalectrics ‘demanded the full and prompt return of their money,’ the lawsuit says.

Ubosi claims he never got the $160k advance back and so he’s taking Rihanna to court.
Her label Roc Nation and founder Jay Z, 46, who is wed to Beyonce, have been named as defendants.

The Barbadian beauty and her camp, on the other hand, are saying Ubosi was the victim of a scam and that they had nothing to do with this deal.

‘Rihanna, Roc Nation nor anyone associated personally or professionally with either party was in contact with this person,’ a spokesperson for Roc Nation told TMZ.

‘Unfortunately this person was scammed. Rihanna nor Roc Nation collected any money for this event.’

[Culled from Daily Mail]



  1. rightmind

    June 8, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    please stop saying that you invited her to Nigeria, you can invite her to your family house. this is not what we need in Nigeria now, we need people that can transform the nation in technology and science with christain values not people without brain and full of satanic values.

    • felinco

      June 9, 2016 at 5:29 PM

      thank you rightmind, i like ur wisdom

  2. betty

    June 8, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    good for him all d good musicians in Nigeria are not enough for u? u want Rihanna and JayZ

  3. Metu Nyetu

    June 8, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    I am seriously considering going onto scamming. Damn! It pays.

    • Bench

      June 8, 2016 at 7:53 PM

      Metu Nyetu is now wey I sabi say you are does’nt sabi anything. Polis go cach you o. Is even good make you going prizin make I rest. I am tire to read your comment for here. Make you go prizin and stay for 20 years ago.

  4. fifelomo

    June 8, 2016 at 8:40 PM

    Yeye they smell.

  5. sola olaniyi

    June 9, 2016 at 7:32 AM

    Metu and Bench are crazy guys mehn

  6. joe

    June 9, 2016 at 7:47 AM

    Na waooo, so all this why that the trasanction was going on, you could not request to talk to the singer in question? That would have helped to an extent. Thats is a hole lot of morney you know.

  7. sharon stone

    June 9, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    na wa na so so scam everywhere.

  8. sharon stone

    June 9, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    na wa na so so scam everywhere

  9. Maryf

    June 12, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    He has money. Scammers can only dupe rich people. Nonsense

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