Controversy Surrounds Fally Ipupa Concert: 243 Events Seeks Justice and Fair Play
243 Events, a prominent entertainment company in Uganda, has found itself embroiled in a contentious situation involving celebrated artist Fally Ipupa and ticketing agent Quicket. The unfolding saga dates back to 2019 when 243 Events, following due process, engaged Fally Ipupa’s management, led by Mr. Madina Djoboungue of Mad Mad Production, for a scheduled performance in Uganda.
With great excitement and anticipation, 243 Events committed to an upfront payment of £85,000 to secure Fally Ipupa’s performance, accompanied by an additional £10,000, as per the artist’s request. The payments were made, receipts were duly acknowledged, and the deal was sealed, promising Ugandan fans a memorable musical experience.
However, the highly awaited performance took an unexpected turn when Fally Ipupa and his team failed to honor their commitment, under circumstances that remained unclear. Disheartened and seeking answers, 243 Events reached out to the artist’s management, who assured them of a refund and pledged to prioritize 243 Events for future engagements or, at the very least, provide advanced notice of any changes.
For nearly four years, the situation remained unresolved, with Fally Ipupa’s team maintaining a deafening silence. It wasn’t until recently that shocking news surfaced: two confirmed Fally Ipupa shows in Uganda – one in Arua and another in Kampala, both organized by Quicket, the original ticketing agent during the initial arrangement.
243 Events was caught off guard and swiftly sought a court injunction to halt the shows. However, they encountered obstacles and empty promises from the involved parties, leading to the staging of the first show in Arua on Friday, September 29th, with another scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, October 1st.
This unexpected turn of events has left 243 Events feeling betrayed and frustrated. The company asserts that it had attempted to find an amicable solution with Quicket, but Mr. Madina Djoboungue’s arrogance and elusive behavior hindered progress.
This controversy has sparked concerns about fairness, professionalism, and accountability within the entertainment industry. 243 Events is now exploring alternative avenues to seek justice and ensure that their grievances are appropriately addressed.
The incident has also cast a shadow on celebrated artist Fally Ipupa, with fans and industry stakeholders questioning the ethical implications of his involvement in these controversial concerts.
As the legal process unfolds, the Ugandan entertainment industry watches closely, hoping for a resolution that upholds the principles of fairness and transparency.