Over N$ 120 000 money that was stolen lands event organisers in hot water with entertainers.
An outrage occurred as the year 2019 neared its end when various entertainers took to social media to air their grievances with the Desert Festival event organisers. Artists including DJ Castro and South African Kokota hitmakers Bizizi and Kay Gee said they have not received their payments and continued to say that the cheque they received was fake.
The event organisers in media statement denied all allegations and said that the South African entertainers have received their 50% deposit, however, the remaining cannot be paid yet as their money has been stolen.
“Most Artist performers were covered with at least 50% and others we had to cancel. Once our funds got stolen it affected things. Very unfortunate that some artist want to act like drama queens on social media. We apologize to all Artists for the unfortunate crime incident that happened with our funds, ” said one of the organisers Regto David.