These are not the best of times for popular Nigerian musician, Banky W as many of those who bought tickets for his cancelled EME shows in the United States are alleging fraud.
The crux is the cancellation of EME US tour that should have held in California this August but was put off like some before it and they say Banky W is giving excuses as usual not to refund their money.
Many have also expressed disappointment over the sudden cancellation of Wizkid’s concert that was set to hold on August 17 in Oakland California alongside his tour of North America. We gathered that the fans are saying Banky W should stop organising shows if he doesn’t have what it takes to make them succeed.
For “duping us of our money”, some have called for the arrest and prosecution of the singer, insisting he should be made to pay compensation and make total refund of their money for the purchase of tickets for the cancelled shows.
Banky W, it was gathered, also 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 unsuccessful…. Reason for the cancellation, according to reports then was that Wizkid and Skales were denied US visas.
Banky W was said to have offered series of apologies in the past, including a promise to make 100% refund to those who bought tickets but sources say the fans have not seen their monies.
A source said there have been calls from the promoters to Banky W but he has refused to respond.
Also, it was gathered that when one of the person (@ogidika) who bought ticket for the cancelled show asked Banky W on twitter why the show was cancelled, he blocked the fellow on Twitter.