Monday, September 19, 2022

Joe Sued for Blowing Off Concert in Zimbabwe


R&B singer Joe sued for bailing on a concert in Zimbabwe after allegedly catching Covid...

Former National Social Security Authority (NSSA) chairman, Robin Vela is suing American RnB artiste Joe Thomas for US$1.5 million after the Grammy award winner failed to pitch up for a performance at the former’s 50th birthday celebrations.
The Zimbabwean national who is now based in South Africa was pushed out of NSSA amid a financial scandal running into millions of United States dollars.
Vela allegedly paid Thomas US$75 000 in appearance fees and the celebrity artist was scheduled to play at the upmarket Superbowl at the Sun City Resort in South Africa.
The money also included security costs, and travel expenses covering the star’s 13-member ensemble.

Reads the letter;
As you are aware, Rob Vela hired Thomas to perform at an event celebrating the 50th birthday of Robin Vela.
The event was a one-off celebration scheduled to take place at the Sun City Resort in South Africa on July 16, 2022, and you understood that hundreds of guests – most of which were global corporate leaders and ultra-high net worth individuals travelling from international locations – would attend the event.
You also knew that Thomas was one of the headline entertainers of the event. The parties executed the Performance Agreement on or about February 3, 2022. Under the Performance Agreement, Thomas agreed to perform one concert on the evening of July 16, 2022.
In exchange, Rob Vela agreed to pay Thomas a US$75,000 performance fee, in addition to payment for: ‘sound, lights, back-line, mutual agreeable hospitality, two first class air-tickets, 12 coach/economy tickets, hotel rooms (one 5-Star Suite and 12 King) security, and local ground transportation.
In the event that artist was unable to perform because of sickness or accident, then Rob Vela had the option to either re-schedule or receive a full refund.
You failed to perform any of your obligations. On July 12, 2022, after business hours in South Africa, Isaac called Vela and informed him that Thomas could not travel to the event because he contracted Covid-19.
This was less than two days before Thomas and his entire entourage – including Isaac – were due to arrive in South Africa. Vela asked Isaac to provide proof of Thomas’ positive Covid-19 test, but Isaac refused.
This letter gives you one last opportunity to do the right thing and make Rob Vela whole for the losses incurred. Thus, in order to avoid a legal dispute, we hereby demand the payment of US$368,759.55 by no later than August 10, 2022.
The matter has also been reported to police in South Africa.

12 comments:

NyahbinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

The brother caught covid!! how you go from 75 000, to 1.5 million? if these scam likely African family, don't go sit down somewhere. Joe needs to refund the entire 75 000, call it a day and keep it moving. Don't fuck around with them continent relatives, they will hex yo ass up.

Anonymous said...

Joe has always been so boring to me. He's a good vocalist, but his whole style is a snooze fest. And on top of that, he's not really a nice person. I have no real idea why this dude is famous.

Anonymous said...

I love Joe. I’ve been to his concerts and I can sit and watch him sing all night.

Lynny said...

10:12 I didn’t know much about joe cause I wasn’t really a fan but yea I’ve been hearing over the years hearing he’s not nice.. can also be a lil hood. I didn’t realize that. And yea I agree 1000% on him being a snooze fest. I only like his song w Gunit ride with you.. that about it..

Anonymous said...

@10:12 you said you don’t know why he’s famous. My question is that he’s famous? How does Zimbabwea know about the fool.

Anonymous said...

He's had music on the market since the 90s. He isn't as famous as some but he certainly isn't unknown, especially with the Internet.

Anonymous said...

Joe is a woman beater and all around trash person. He didn't provide proof of positive covid 19 test because he was probably lying.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know he as a nasty person. I guess 50 cent got the right person to sing his theme song on Power. They both suck.

Anonymous said...

Joe used to be my Boo in my head. LOL

Anonymous said...

Joe, we good girls been though it from unnecessary hate. Those women probably mad at you cause men in that country got 10 wives, so you had to no attend. Thank you for the good classy music joe.

Anonymous said...

Some u.s. based artists are more famous abroad than at home. They don't make all of their money in the states. Some can fill a venue overseas and can't fill up a club at home.

Anonymous said...

Performers are hired to appear or perform at private events all the time. It's not always public information unless the media is present or people run their mouths, or something like this happens.

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