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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fake Wizkid Arrested in Lagos

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,
emeonline82@yahoo.com,godwintom1@
gmail.com,starboyentertainment@
rocketmail.com.
The only authorised contact for EME is
bookings@empirematesentertainment.com"
Impersonating artists and record labels is
apparently the new 419. This is not a unique
problem to EMEor 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 atBookings@
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.

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