by Akan Ido
Reports indicate that Chris Brown, who was in Nigeria a few days ago for a mega-concert which went down at the Eko Hotels & Suites was paid about $1million to appear for the performance.
The American superstar artiste was paid to perform in Nigeria with his 15-man crew tagging along.
The Grammy-winning singer stopped over in South Africa, for concerts in Cape Town and Jo’burg, before heading down to Lagos for the show.
Speculations were rife over the rumoured billionaire owner of the Lagos mansion which hosted Chis Brown but there are yet unconfirmed reports that the concert financing and ultimately the hosting of Breezy is not unconnected with the boss of Oando Oil and Gas, Wale Tinubu.
Sources say Wale Tinubu was the major financier of the show while Etisalat, a major telecoms company provided last-minute sponsorship.
The performance organized by Kilimanjaro Events, an outfit which has previously brought major acts like Rick Ross into the country to perform.
Brown reportedly performed with a DJ and backing track, with two back-up singers and four dancers, he gave a good account of himself, treating fans to almost two hours of a well-planned set that left guests asking for more.
Chris Brown’s tour will continue early next year with a scheduled performance in Cote D’Ivoire.