Nigerian Fuji legend, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, popularly known as K1 De Ultimate or just Kwam1, has reacted to allegations that he refused to refund clients after failing to show up at their shows.
The 'Ade Ori Okin' crooner was further warned to refund his clients to avoid more 'dragging.'
Reacting to the claims, in a lengthy statement shared on his Instagram page, KWAM 1 said he didn’t collect money from anyone.
He said all the necessary requirements to make the trip were put in place, including a work permit and flight arrangement except the ‘right of visa approval’ for some of his band members which prevented them from proceeding.
The Fuji icon urged everyone involved to be patient with him, saying he’s not in control of approving visas.
Kwam1 said, “Very recently, issues about my band going to perform in America erupted some negativity which was communicated to me by concerned friends who come across a post where my name was been(sic) dragged into dealings with many sub-show promoters in America.
“Firstly I will like to state here that I owe my fans across the globe a high level of respect, hence the need for my explanation recently. That my band trip to the United States has NOT been cancelled.
“All that is necessary to make the trip a success was put in place. Work permit, flight arrangements and other necessary things, except the RIGHT OF VISA approval for those members of the band who needs to obtain that before we proceed.
“Surely am not in control of approving that Visa but the American embassy here in Nigeria. I can understand agitation from many fans and music lovers across, but patience is required to get all these bottlenecks sorted out with regards to the applicable laws that permit entertainers coming to America.
“I’ll still not join issues with non-concern persons or groups other than those respected individuals and organizations who is dealing with us directly.
“Social media is free for everyone’s usage, but we are not deviating from the real issues because of some distractors.
“No form of hanky-panky is played out concerning this issue as I collected no money from anybody.
“Orbit LLC is the main PROMOTER, not me. Once again, as I stated earlier we owe our fans and patrons some degree of respect which gives reason for these explanations again and again.
“A nice word speaks volumes of your intentions rather than being bossy to the instruments that form your rise up to stardom.
“Let us refrain from usage of insulting words in the name of aggression. We have the integrity to protect, hence we will not defraud our fans and friends all over the globe.
“Agents of the 3rd hand parading themselves on social media should stop making issues out of nothing. You can’t change what God Almighty has already ordained.
“We look for peace from your end too, regardless of your intentions towards us. Thank you all. K1 De Ultimate (Adeori-Okin).”