The handlers of Lagos mega city project, Eko Atlantic, have responded to Davido’s claim that his concert proposal at the Eko Alantic City was supposedly turned down. The Eko Atlantic City in an official letter distance itself from the Nigerian musician’s claim and also refuted the allegation that the denial was had a political undertone.
The Eko Atlantic shared the letter via it’s social media and as it attempted to set the records straight.
The letter reads as folows;
“It has been brought to our attention that we have denied the musician
@iam_Davido request to use of the city for his upcoming concert……We received this request on November 8th to which we responded for clarification and details about the event on November 9th.
“Subsequently, we are yet to receive the requested information so the notion we declined his request is false! one of the additional information requested was pertaining to security provisions as
@EkoAtlantic 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. #SafetyFirst
“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.”
— Eko Atlantic (@EkoAtlantic) November 14, 2018