The Nigerian singer Yemi Alade has been refused a visa to perform in Canada due to concerns that she will not leave the country.
Le Devoir reported through its verified Instagram profile said the songstress will be unable to perform at the festival’s final concert on Sunday.
The outlet went on to say that the 33-year-old Afropop musician is one of the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique’s headliners.
The 33-year-old Afropop musician is believed to be one of the Festival international Nuits d’Afrique’s headliners.
In response to the news, festival co-founder Suzanne Rousseau stated that the visa refusal was due to “financial reasons,” as well as that “they feared that she wanted to stay in Canada.”
Rousseau added that Alade’s participation will be replaced by Sampa The Great, a Zambian-born Australian-based female rapper.