Singer Ronald Alimpa, popularly known by his hit song Sean Don, has been arrested over shows he failed to perform in Rakai, Uganda. The musician was booked to perform at two shows during the Christmas festivities last year, but failed to make it to the event venues on time. This led to the destruction of property by angry revelers, who set a generator and speakers ablaze.
Alimpa was detained and later released on bail with the requirement that he pay Ugx 120 million in compensation for the destroyed property. However, he has been playing hide and seek since then, frustrating the efforts of the promoter to get justice. This led to the complainant storming the residence of Ronald Alimpa, where he was arrested and taken to Rakai where his case file is.
Events promoter Nobert Events confirmed Alimpa’s arrest and expressed his determination to secure the singer’s release from prison. “We are doing our best to get him out of there,” he said. “It’s a difficult situation, but we are not giving up.”
This is not the first time a musician has faced legal action for failing to perform at a scheduled event. In 2018, Nigerian superstar Davido was sued by a promoter for allegedly breaching a contract by not showing up for a concert. According to reports, the promoter demanded the sum of $26,000 in damages and expenses.
However, it’s important for artists to honor their contractual obligations and show up for scheduled performances. As rapper Jay-Z once said, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man.” Musicians are not just artists, but also brands, and their reputation and integrity are essential to their success.
In conclusion, while we await further details regarding the arrest of Ronald Alimpa, it serves as a reminder to artists to take their contractual obligations seriously and to always strive to uphold their reputation as professionals. As the late Maya Angelou once said, “When you know better, you do better.”