This whole Banky W/EME vs Royal Entertainment saga is getting way too confusing… God knows who’s telling the truth.
Anyways, if you missed the gist, catch up here. Royal Entertainment, who over the past couple of days, launched attacks against Banky W and EME on Facebook and Twitter claiming Banky was fully aware right from the start that the concerts would not hold have now retracted their claims. This press release was uploaded on Royal Entertainment’s Facebook page earlier today.
Dear Fans,As you all know, on August 17, 2012 Royal Entertainment scheduled a concert featuring WizKid, Skales & Rotimi. Royal Entertainment was responsible for the promotions of that show. We put all of our efforts behind promoting this, so when EME had to cancel the show, we felt very disappointed. It was a knock against Royal Entertainment, and it was a let-down for all of you, who were looking forward to it. We have come to find out that WizKid would have been physically unable to perform. Because of his rigorous touring and recording schedule, he had taken ill, and EME saw it in his best interest to suspend the tour for a small amount of time in orderfor him to recuperate. EME and Royal Entertainment came to an agreement that both companies would jointly issue statements, apologizing to the fans, and makeup for the show in the nearest future. While we are extremely disappointed at the cancellation, Royal Entertainment has accepted the situation. Furthermore, we would like to address the allegations that Banky W. had never planned to be in California. We have come to find out that this information was 100% false. As you can imagine, We felt betrayed and went on a public tirade against EME, and Banky W. Sparks flew, tempers raged, and certain statements were issued, on twitter and in the Nigerian Entertainment blogosphere, due to the intensity of the situation at hand. Hindsight, they say, is 20/20. Further research has brought many things to light, and it’s time to make the situation clear. It is in the interest of everyone to put all of this behind us. With that, we would like to close this chapter by issuing the following statements:
- Royal Entertainment acknowledges that EME explained the reason for thecancellation of the California Show and apologized to us. While we are extremely disappointed, we accepted the apology.
- The information presented to Royal Entertainment was 100% false. Allegations were made about Banky’s character, and while we may have believed them at the time, those allegations have proven themselves to be completely untrue. To his credit,Mr Wellington and EME acted with dignity through the whole ordeal, and Royal Entertainment would like to publicly apologize for the way we handled the situation.Royal Entertainment would furthermore like to publicly retract what we, or any of our affiliates, have said negatively about Banky W and EME.
- There was no booking fee or deposit of any sort paid to EME for the California show, however, monies were spent by Royal Entertainment for promotions. EME has agreed to refund Royal Entertainment in full for the requested amount.
- All fans who bought advance tickets from any of the promotions agents, are eligible for a 100% refund. Those handled by Royal Entertainment will be refunded through our channels; Alore media, the company in charge of online logistics, has ensured that those handled online will be credited back through the source of payment.
Na them sabi.