Venue refusal: Davido, Eko Atlantic City fight dirty
Eko Atlantic City has termed false, the claim by Davido, that the city refused to grant him approval to hold his upcoming concert in the city, due to his political affiliations.
Via their Twitter handle, @EkoAtlantic, the city revealed that they got Davido’s request last Thursday, after which, the asked him to provide clarification and details about the event.
Eko Atlantic added that they were yet to get a response to their request for details.
Part of their statement read, “Subsequently we are yet to receive the requested information so the notion we declined his request is false!
“Some of the additional information requested was pertaining to security provisions as Eko Atlantic is not an event centre and rather a city with existing residents and businesses.
“In light of this, we have strict rules and regulations when it comes to events and activities within the city which require due process.
“To imply, we are politically motivated cannot be further from the truth!
“We expect the same safety and security measures from event organizers who hold events in Eko Atlantic City. Any event within the city requires a proper level of planning, safety, and security from event organisers.
“As a final note, Davido and some of his upcoming artists shot a video in EkoAtlantic earlier this year which we welcomed as we believe in the development of our entertainment industry in Nigeria as seen on our social media.”
Davido had on Tuesday taken to his Twitter handle @iam_Davido to share swear words-laden tweets, alleging that he was denied approval to use the Eko Atlantic for his concert coming up in December.
He hinted that the denied approval was politically motivated. He reiterated that the incident wasn’t going to sway his loyalty.
He, however, said the concert would hold and promised to announce a new venue.
He has also reacted to the statement of Eko Atlantic with a puke face emoji on his Twitter handle.