Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Image Bureau, George Quaye says event planners are not on a mission to defraud unsuspecting persons through fraudulent means.
According to him, no event planner will organize an event with malicious intent to illegally obtain money from the patrons through false pretenses.
“No event planner set out to defraud the audience or set up a concert and hope that the artist would not show up. No event planner,” he told Paul Adom-Otchere on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana on Tuesday.
In the unlikely event that the musician booked to entertain the audience fails to honour his part of the contract due to unforeseen reasons, he said the blame cannot be laid at the doorstep of the event planner, arguing that several factors inform such final minutes pullbacks.
His comments come after international Afrobeats Star Wizkid failed to show up at his debut concert at the Accra Sports Stadium in Accra.
Scheduled for December 10, Wizkid, born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun intimated that his decision not to go was well-considered.
“Ghana is a country I hold so dear to my heart, first and foremost I wanna apologise to all my fans! Y’all know I would never do anything, without a serious reasoning behind it.
“My brand is something I don’t joke with! I sincerely apologise to everyone who made the effort to come out to me last night. I was charged up, looking forward to doing this show.
“However, please understand that every decision I made co-sided with honoring my fans and would only make a drastic decision like this because it was the right to do and I had to,” he tweeted on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Live Hub entertainment, the organisers said Wizkid breached a contractual agreement for failing to show up at the concert.
Live Hub entertainment assured patrons of a full refund of fees.
“Dear LiveHub Nation, Wizkid breached his contractual obligation last night. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused. We will issue FULL refunds to all who paid for tickets. Please send your barcode to firstname.lastname@example.org,” the statement noted.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana