January 15, 2015

Khalifa Aganaga Jailed Over Breach Of Contract

Dancehall singer Sadat Mukiibi famously known as Khalifah Aganaga spent last night in police coolers over failure to show up at a performance.

Khalifa and his manager Emma Carlos
Khalifa and his manager Emma Carlos

He was nabbed from the stage where he was performing at the Luweero based Big Up Club where he was entertaining revelers.

Aganaga is accused of obtaining 400,000 shillings to perform a Kalaso Club on November 28th 2014 but failed to turn up. As a result, angry and disappointed patrons destroyed musical instruments and chairs worth two million shillings.

Ronald Luyinda, the director of Kalaso Club, in the police statement says that he sent the money to Khalifah through Mobile Money but the artist never turned up to perform.

The Savannah Regional Police spokesperson Lameck Kigozi  says that since November the director of the club  has been pleading with Aganaga to perform or pay all damages he incurred in vain. Luyinda then decided to bid his time and have the artist arrested when he showed up again in Luweero.

Kigozi says that Aganaga agreed to compensate the promoter by performing again on 26th January,2015 and police released him on bond.

In interview after release Aganaga blamed the mess on promoters who channel money through brokers.He says that he declined to perform after learning that the broker had eaten some of his money.

Ronald Luyinda says that he came to an agreement with Aganaga to hold a performance at his club. Luyinda says it is unfortunate musicians try to renege on contracts.

One patron Joseph Mukasa says that artists who take their hard earned money and fail to show up to perform with flimsy excuses are the cause of violent reactions from their fans.

Yesterday officers at Salaama Police post arrested Local Kadongokamu artist Hassan Ndugga for obtaining 2.5 million shillings from promoter Robert Musoke and failed to perform in December 2014.

Recently police in Luweero issued warrant of arrest against artist Catherine Kusasira after obtaining 12 million shillings from Nasser Ssebaggala a promoter to perform alongside all musicians in defunct Eagles band but failed to honor the agreement.

Khalifa is famous for his several dancehall songs like Oyitangayo, Mina Konda , Ndabirawa among others that have dominated several hangouts in and out of the city.

Chameleone was also a victim of the same circumstance after organisers in Gulu became furious at him for failure to show up.

Recently, fans in Mukono turned the event venue into a fighting field when they started throwing bottles to express their anger towards the organisers since various artists had not showed up yet they were lined up to perform.

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