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Impostors Caught! Police Apprehends Wizkid & Banky W Fraudsters

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Over the past few weeks, Wizkid and his label Boss, Banky W have been put under scrutiny by fans for allegedly not showing up at events that organizers had paid for. But, the Afro Pop stars attempted to clear the air by saying that no such situation happened and in fact, impersonators had duped the event organizers. After one of such cases involved Wizkid visiting the police station, the EME camp is now on a campaign against impersonation

Here’s their official press release:

Nigerian pop star Wizkid has spoken out against his continuous impersonation by fraudsters. The hit maker, bugged by increasing complaints and reported incidents, says he’s worried and beyond scandalised, that some bandits would go to any length to perpetrate evil acts and defraud innocent fans and customers.

The EME act spoke today in Lagos, while reacting to on-going investigations on recent discoveries and arrests. 

“It’s unfair that fraudsters will take advantage of unsuspecting victims.” he said.

‘The culprit has been apprehended and all is being done to make sure such incidents don’t reoccur.” Wizkid added.

An EME impostor is currently in police custody. He was handed over to the police by his latest victim- Muyiwa.

Muyiwa also known as ‘Origin’ started transactions with the impostor, only to discover he was being duped and quickly handed him over to the police.

Meanwhile, EME Chairman Banky W who has himself been a victim of impersonation, says the label is putting all structures in place, while working with relevant authorities to make sure the trend is put to a stop.

Fake names, phone numbers and bank accounts have been set up to carry out such fraudulent activities. Some of the fake accounts these impostors use include “Bankole Wellington Banky W” on Facebook,[email protected]e[email protected],[email protected],starboyen[email protected]. The only authorised contact for EME is [email protected]empirematesentertainment.com

“Impersonating artists and record labels is apparently the new 419. This is not a unique problem to EME or it’s acts, but a serious challenge to most major labels/artists as well as the fans and event organizers. We’ve done the best we can to streamline our processes so that anyone, anywhere can contact us at [email protected]empirematesentertainment.com or at +234 818 000 0000 and know that they have right information.” Banky says.

“It saddens us to know that crooks still try to take advantage of our fans and supporters but we are doing all we can to put the right info out and we hope that everyone takes note, so as not to fall into their traps.” He adds.

Wizkid does not take bookings or accept engagement payments into his account. He can only be booked through EME and/or his manager Godwin Tom.

The label says the Police will still apprehend more fraudsters.

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9 Comments

  1. Bellabells

    July 3, 2013 at 10:47 am

    How did the police catch the person?Picture, details!Hmmn!Yeah right,

  2. Gistyinka Blog

    July 3, 2013 at 11:12 am

    useless fellow people…

    gistyinka.com

  3. Berry Dakara

    July 3, 2013 at 11:25 am

    How about posting Upcoming Events and Appearances on your website?

  4. Godslove22

    July 3, 2013 at 11:48 am

    wowww that’s crazy…..smh

  5. Kemi

    July 3, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    @ Berry Dakara July 3, 2013 at 11:25 AM , God bless you! you need to post upcoming events etc on your website so people can go there for genuine information. divert traffic to your website! very important….. be professional!

  6. madman

    July 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    The more transparent you are, the better. These naija based people run thier business like a secret cult/society. You never get a response and you never know what happens next. It appears even the scammer in this instance provided better customer service than the owners of the business. Ha!

  7. EL LOCO

    July 3, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Such pathetic liars!

  8. meot musty

    July 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Some peepz r crazy nd stpd

  9. Hamidou niane

    July 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    they hate the boy cos he’s the best and rockin all over the world. continue your triumph. no size around! starboy wizzy yaaaggggggaaaas

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