According to reports gathered by Nigeriafilms.com
, some angry US fans have alleged Banky W and his EME team of defrauding them of their hard earn money over the sudden cancellation of EME US tour that should have been held in California in August.
As we gathered, after Banky W cancelled his show in July 2011, efforts by some fans, who had earlier bought ticket for the show, to get refund of their money or get the show rescheduled as promised by EME has been successful.
The 2011 tour was then organised by Royal Entertainment. After much hype made on that concert and the almost sold out ticket for the event, and its eventual cancellation, no refund was made. Reason for the cancellation, according to reports then was that Wizkid and Skales were denied US visas.
This was followed by an apology released by Banky W which reads; "As far as the EME tour goes… it hurts me to say we tried our very best to pull it off. We did everything we were supposed to. Twice.
Truth is, there were some issues that are beyond our control, and we kept pushing, trying to resolve 'em. We worked hard and spent a sh*t load of money in the process… but it wasn't under our control.
In anycase, we're STILL working on resolving said issues. And the minute they are, we'll launch a couple of make up dates immediately. I want to give a shoutout to all the fans who have been so patient with us.
I promise, we're trying our very best. It sucks but we're trying. They say "U live and U learn". We've learnt too many painful lessons from this whole experience. We'll be back stronger in Jesus Name.
If you bought tickets already, ur entitled to a full refund. Trust me we'd rather be rocking with u than losing money, so, pls understand. And lastly, we will resolve these issues we're having. And the minute we do, we'll put together a couple of make up dates.
I'll be the first to let you know when that's happening, I promise'. Thank you, I'm very very sorry. But I promise we'll make it up. Stick with us we'll make this work."
After this apology, Nigeriafilms.com
heard it from good authorities that uptill now, no refund has been made either by EME or Royal Entertainment, which promoted the concert.
So, when news went round again some hours ago that EME crew have cancelled another show, fans got angry due to their past experiences. This year's California show was scheduled for August 17, 2012, in Oakland, CA.
Funnily, Royal Entertainment was not contacted this year but EME contacted Eche Emole, which is a promoter for Royal Entertainment.
After the California show cancellation, Banky W released another apology on twitter which reads; "Hey folks...The Cali and Canada stops on the tour have unfortunately been cancelled. Due to circumstances way beyond anyone's control.
"Truthfully it takes a lot to put on a tour. A million and one factors go into it. Along the way, sadly, sometimes, inevitably, things go wrong. And when it's out of your control, there's not much you can do about it at that point but learn lessons and do better next time.
Truth be told, we take a pay cut while attempting something like this. A serious one. But that's okay cuz of the love the fans have shown us and the love we have for them in return. We're not in the business of blame games and pointing fingers. When poo hits the fan, we all look bad.
So our sincere deepest apologies go to the fans in Cali and Canada, who wanted to be at the shows.. You will get refunded 100% for ur tickets. On behalf of EME and the promoters, we're all very sorry about Cali and Canada. We will work tirelessly to make this up to the fans there.
With that being said DC, Chicago and ATL will definitely still be happening and we'll do our absolute best 2 make them the best shows possible. We really do appreciate all of the support, love and even the criticism.
We're working to make sure yall remain proud of us. Thank you. Thank u very much for your understanding. We appreciate you all. And we don't take any of you for granted. We wouldn't be here without yall.
Like I said, DC, Chicago, and atlanta will still be happening; and we're going to put on the best shows possible for you guys there. Thanks again. God bless y'all. God go make all of us bigger. We're grateful and we Love y'all forever for sticking with us."
A look at the 2011 and 2012 apologies by Banky W show similarities, but the fear by some of the angry fans is that in 2011, Banky W promised a refund which some have still not received till date. With this latest development, some are sceptical about his promise to make a 100 percent refund.
We also gathered that there have been calls from the promoters to Banky W but he has reportedly refused to respond. When a fan (@ogidika) asked Banky W on twitter why the show was cancelled, he allegedly blocked him on twitter.
Some fans have accused Banky W of fraudulently duping them of their monies in broad day light. Some have called for the prosecution of the singer and should be made to pay compensation and make total refund of their money for the purchase of tickets for the show.
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Wfk | 8/16/2012 5:27:18 AM
No wonder dey use big cars so dis is dere source of income. Reply this thread
yoyo | 8/16/2012 8:59:00 AM |
Don't let anyone confuse you. The money goes to EME, company owned solely by Banky W. Without receiving the money, the artist doesn't confirm that they are coming. They obviously won't perform to one person in the audience. The way they measure this is by collecting the money in advance.
When your heart is not in something and you do it because of you are competing for fame or contract this is what happens. Lies! Fraud! Incompetence.
EME is solely owned by Banky W. Don't let anyone confuse you.
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bab nee | 11/22/2012 12:38:06 AM |
guy am jst seen dis for d first tym tell me dis is real
Quest | 8/16/2012 9:05:03 AM |
This is not good. I respected Banky W a lot. Wow. Been following up on some nasty tweets about their tour on twitter. . . Its bad enough they cancelled last year, but to cancel again a year later, something dodgy must be going on. Excuses where not even clear enough. I feel una pain, If i paid $100 for a show that didnt happen i gats get my refund mehn
macho boi | 8/16/2012 9:15:10 AM |
are you killing yourself about this 4*9 commited in broad daylight!!
Theres something that covers us called ' VISA CHARGEBACK'
If you paid online and received no service, you inform your bank and they do an immediate chargeback and investigate...
if all those that paid for tickets online are told to do a chargeback on there credit card used for paying these phantom tickets
Trust me, EME will be flagged up a fraudulent company..
Hope that helps... So sorry for the whole mess...
fred | 8/16/2012 9:16:58 AM |
you are correct,charge back does a lot,it charges more than the initial payment,you might even go in debt after that.
Clever boi | 8/16/2012 10:21:12 AM |
Ur on point mate....C'mon guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Charge back is the only way out!!
mii uk | 8/16/2012 5:38:20 AM
U see why l dont give them damn s**t Nig artists. they s**t r*****h. they F copy alot and the same bite they use in every of their F music, big w****rs.... even 1 pence l wont go is waste of my time. Reply this thread
Chichi francis | 9/5/2012 6:21:54 AM |
Who ask u dat,tribalis nd racis,if u don't millions out there do.
Babe | 8/16/2012 6:06:54 AM
It is a shame n a big dsgrace 2 Banky. If na 9ja, ur career 4 dn finish. Reply this thread
Perfect | 8/16/2012 6:49:08 AM
No one is perfect.
what about una ACHARA and IGU palm trees leaders? wey sharp pass knife? na dem even worst pass.. Reply this thread
Mico | 8/16/2012 8:42:27 AM
Who in their right minds, plans a tour without making sure that everything, especially travel documents have been secured from all the acts. Love the whole EME fam, and was looking forward to seeing their NY show but there's always next time. GET YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS THEN PLAN A TOUR. Reply this thread
fred | 8/16/2012 8:46:30 AM
They are 4*9ers. I am just lucky I paid via Paypal and was able to recover my money that way.
I was even thinking of inviting my yankee friends to come check the event out. I am glad their money wasn't compromised, otherwise I'd have a lot of "splainin" to do (or worse, eat the loss myself).
Fvck EME. And fvck Wizkid, Skales and BankyW if they participated in this fraud. Reply this thread
nnene | 8/16/2012 8:55:21 AM
dat BankyW, wei do head like luxirious bus, if thats the lie he's been feeding u guys.... He's jst in limbo...
Na organized crime b dis o.
How can unforseen circumstances happen two years in a row? How can you be hyping the event several days beforehand, only to cancel it shortly thereafter?Anyway, they have only hurt themselves....they've lost an opportunity to build up a new market in a foreign land.
mek BankyW take him head go shoemaker for polishing Reply this thread
Makinde | 8/16/2012 9:12:53 AM
These guys done advance o. How da hell are they able to choose what appears on their public timeline on Twitter? I sent a tweet asking about the fraud but it doesnt appear on their timelines. I gave it a few minutes and sent a hero worship tweet and voila it appears on their timeline! How da f*@k are they doing this? Even Twitter thinks it isnt possible to delete tweets on your public timeline.
@bankyW Reply this thread
Checkess | 8/16/2012 9:16:35 AM
People should learn to buy tickets for shows with Credit cards, most credit credit cards are insured, once a sale is not done or things like this happens, your credit card company refunds you and go after this rogues. Reply this thread
Bravo k | 12/4/2012 4:34:02 AM |
The tour,was cancel due to an illuminati meeting,dat D EME music crew(banky W, wizkid,skels and D rest) are supposed to attend in atlanta,dat day of D tour was D same day wizkid is to collect his wizard honor,as a 2 star general in D free agent and illuminati(church of satan)due to his devotion and sacrifices to satan.so don't think Bcos of u small changes on tickets,they are going to miss dat very important invent.
Yolanda | 8/16/2012 9:49:45 AM
This is very dangerous for them as they won't be able to get working permits if the accusations are found to be true, trust they won't risk anything they'll refund you immediately.
If they don't respond, report it to the police and whoever deals with trading standards over there- you can nab them on many things. For one I am 100% sure these party promoters do not pay 1kobo of tax. . . . . . . . Reply this thread
Choomybabe | 8/16/2012 10:08:40 AM
4uk u Banky W,4uk u wizik,4uk u EmE,4uk u skales..b***hES..na so una drive big luxurious cars,fraudin pple's money,if i were 1 of dam i wl charge u 4 theft n fraud..rubishh Reply this thread
Ngozi | 8/16/2012 10:42:59 AM
SHOULDN'T THIS BE THE FIRST THING TO DO BEFORE SELLING THE TICKETS. Wizkid, Skales, and Banky W are representatives of EME. They hyped the show. They told everyone they were coming when they knew they weren't. EME AND those three artists will not hear the end of this. Reply this thread
Abayomi Karimou | 8/16/2012 10:51:11 AM
It's not fraud because they cancelled their show. It's fraud because they've refused to pay anyone back as of 2011.If you think it's the artists that will refund your money,I guess you'd have to wait till further notice.Sorry but I have to tell you even if you dont want to hear about the show organizers and promoters. Reply this thread
Laneri | 8/17/2012 5:35:16 PM
This is just too bad banky w,u better redeem ur image on time before it is too late Reply this thread
zizo | 8/18/2012 4:24:14 AM
U guys re F..k up wht kind of disgrace Is dis??? Reply this thread
Truth | 8/18/2012 5:17:10 AM
I can't believe this .i trust banky'w i believe dis is a plot by davido . Reply this thread
Atelierboz | 8/21/2012 9:34:15 AM
Well Wizkid came to MN, performed two songs after hours of us waiting for him to perform and left the stage Reply this thread
Atelierboz | 8/21/2012 9:37:25 AM
Well Wizkid came to MN, performed two songs after hours of us waiting for him to perform and left the stage Reply this thread
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Justme | 8/22/2012 7:02:24 PM
Here we go again. I just don't understand. The actors does the same bulls**t. You buy tickets with the promise all these actors will be there and then you jest get 2 if you are so lucky. You win some you loose some. Reply this thread
Saint | 8/24/2012 1:53:30 AM
Don't mind them, they are the real 4*9, no wonder dat y they are shoutin my money & ur money no dey d same rate Reply this thread
V.i-Dentreprénéur! | 9/22/2012 3:07:27 PM |
U mk me laugh!,knw dat We all mk misstänks!
Chukwu kelvin | 8/25/2012 5:03:42 PM
Banky w nd wizkid keep fame nd made more moni dot dirty ur name jst dat u wat make fast currency ,watch ur mates in europe 4get abt moni name first Reply this thread
EMMANUEL RAYMOND | 8/28/2012 9:30:19 AM
4*9? WE HAVE RECORDS OF AMERICAN ARSTISTS DOING WORST HERE IN NIGERIA. WE DON SHOUT? MAKE DEM ENTER s**t I BEG. EVERY BAD THING NA NAIJA, ABI? Reply this thread
Rah'l | 8/30/2012 12:00:15 PM
Y'll shuldnt be s****d naw!!!! U heard Banky W'z xplanation, why in d world do u fink Banky wuld want 2 scam hez fans??? Abeg naw let's use our brains to think here... On twitter @abassrahl. Reply this thread
Chichi francis | 9/5/2012 6:37:42 AM
Wut of american nd euro artist?,they re d ones who taught us,we show dem 4 dem 2 kw if we got it. Reply this thread
Sum1 | 9/7/2012 11:21:44 AM
EME i***tS wizkid and banky w are f**ls,useless b*****ds u ppl are f**ls Reply this thread
V.i-Dentreprénéur! | 9/22/2012 3:15:41 PM
Y wld their VISA be dénnied? An't they Supportrar?, Nawå 4 dis country! Reply this thread
Eustachy | 9/24/2012 4:37:52 PM
Just the type of insight we need to fire up the deabte. Reply this thread
Kiznelson | 9/29/2012 2:14:15 AM
I no mata hw u tel d truth somtimes people wont beliv u it is best nw between u and dose who beliv in u lik me and odas.pls make nxt tym make sure dat ur plans are wel carried out be4 u giv asurance to people.thanks i lov u guy and i wil always remain ur number 1 fan Reply this thread
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Nomis | 10/12/2012 3:53:41 AM
evry one who payed 4 d ticket ve evry reason 2 b upset,but no celebrity will want to give him or her self bad name.i blve what hapnd id beyond d EME control & will soon make it up to d victims.i also blve d EME will prefr to rock & Reply this thread
Nomis | 10/12/2012 4:05:11 AM
every one who payed for the ticket hve evry reason to b angry.i blve wht hapnd is beyond the EME control and i also blve the EME are tryn as much as posible to make it up 2 d angry fans becos d EME will prefrr to rock & dance with the fans. Reply this thread
Disappointed | 10/21/2012 1:51:43 AM
It's very typical of Nigerians to believe the worst without verifying. Banky W is a proper gentleman in every way. Did it ever occur to you that he didn't want to point fingers and decided to take the blame? Don't you know that a great man takes responsibility? That alone shows he's of impeccable character. Some artistes r owed for months after shows because they are paid AFTER. If the promoters mess up, there can't be a show. Pls learn how d music industry works before pointing fingers and raining insults. Reply this thread
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Rem joe | 11/5/2012 9:06:24 AM
I respect banky alot bt having read this sad headline i feel lik not knowing them,all D same those affected by dis mess should take it likely with them sometimes i even wonder what they think they ar dis is man dehumaninizing their follow human being. Reply this thread
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Decentsilva. (Mr. D.S) | 11/22/2012 3:19:40 AM
All tins being equall, Banky ie d EME boss is a great dude, having rendered a worth apology, i dnt see any reason to dragg his name or d EME famikly as a whole to dust. We all knw d game plan n aint ought to talk bulls**t niggas. Banky W, Wizkid, Skales, Shaydee, Niyola n D.J eXclusive..u guys remainet d best industry in Nigeria. Kudos. Ceteris Paribus. Reply this thread
maracl | 12/1/2012 2:04:28 AM
while,am short of words but this one is really funny to believe.cuz if there are the fans,than go no say edey pain.as am here na am anonyed,cuz i truly no say na lie dem dey lie.how u go open ur mouth dey tell ur fans say na cuz of anaray visas na make who na cancel d show,twice oh my peers.but dem dey buy flashy cars common visas dey nor fit buy. an totally disappointed ehm my gashy,history.waiting dey ur mind talk oh,
na my own i don talk nooh. Reply this thread
Cutemubarak | 12/9/2012 1:04:29 PM
You people self you no dey cogitate shea you never knw say EME IS THE BADDEST CREW SO NO LONG TIN Reply this thread
NASTY JAY | 12/9/2012 2:17:36 PM
THRIPLE TUALE TO BANKY W, TO THE BOSS OF EME ENTERTAINMENT U ARE REALLY TRYING FOR U TO BRING UP WIZKID AND SKALE MORE POWER TO YOUR ELBOW YOUR LABEL IS EXCEPTIONAL I WISH I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY Reply this thread
Halycute | 12/29/2012 5:51:12 AM
No wonda dos guyz r now rich not knowin dey r in to fraud of a tin,may GOD HEP US ALL. Reply this thread
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basha | 5/22/2013 7:23:32 AM
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