Wizkid, Banky W Impostor Nabbed

Press statement from EME's camp...
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. The
culprit has been apprehended and all is
being done to make sure such incidents
don’t reoccur.” Wizkid said.
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,Bankyw82@yahoo.com , emeonline
82@yahoo.com,godwintom1@gmail.com ,
starboyentertainment@rocketmail.com . The
only authorised contact for EME is bookings@
“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
Bookings@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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