Queen of Afro-house, Niniola has been reported to have been robbed last week Wednesday at a popular fast food restaurant in Sandton, South Africa.
It was reported that the singer was in South Africa to promote her new single, Magun remix which features South African music sensation, Busiswa.
Niniola and her friends had stopped over at McDonalds in Sandton city for a meal where they were later attacked by three robbers in the fast-food outlet.
According to Sowetan Live, an eye witness who declined to be named said, Niniola’s bag and cellphone were taken while two of her friends were robbed of jewellery and cash.
Niniola’smanager Michael Ndika declined to share details of the robbery.
“We don’t want this to come out. It is not a good look for your country,” he said.
Sandton police spokesman Captain Granville Meyer confirmed that a case of robbery was opened by Niniola’s friend on Wednesday night.
“I can confirm that a robbery case was opened. The incident happened at McDonald’s yesterday (Wednesday).”
Meyer said the complainant alleged that he came from Sandton City after shopping and went to McDonald’s, where they were robbed by three men.
“Jewellery and cash to an estimated value of R300000 was taken,” Meyer added.
McDonald’s chief marketing and communications officer Daniel Padiachy confirmed that the incident took place and said no other customers or employees were injured.
“The safety of our customers and staff remains our first priority and we are working closely with the relevant authorities in their investigation,” Padiachy said.
This is not the first a Nigerian artiste will be robbed in South Africa.