Contrary to D'Banj's claim on Twitter that he had to cancel this year's Koko Concert because of the Madiba Legacy Concert organized by EbonyTV, an amebo artiste manager in a chat with NigerianTribune, described D'banj's reason as a lie.
According to the unnamed manager, who NigerianTribune says his artiste is one of the hottest acts right now:
D’Banj had admitted to my artiste that he was having problems getting a sponsor and would not hold the concert if his attempts at getting one fails. He spent a lot of money in bringing Idris Elba and others to the country last year and does not want to do so alone this year. So, when I read on Twitter that he said he was cancelling the concert to honour Mandela, I just laughed at the PR-driven lie.