05 July, 2011
US-based fans of ‘superstar’ Wizkid, R&B powerhouse
Banky W, and critically acclaimed rapper Skales who have been longing
to see them perform live, can now heave a sigh of relief.
The EME acts announced, today, that they’re staging a North America
tour that’ll roll out in a matter of months. “Actually, the tour was
earlier scheduled to begin in Washington DC on June 24’ comments Banky
W. But due to certain circumstances, we have had to step back to work
on a couple of elements necessary to deliver the best experience for
‘We know our fans in the US are waiting. And we apologise profusely,
with a promise that this tour will be worth the wait. Our promoters
have put in a lot of hard work, and we’re working with so many
professionals in different cities to ensure everything goes well. I
want to assure all those who have bought tickets already that we’re
on; we’re coming for real; and it’s only a matter of weeks before we
hit ‘God’s own Country…’
Banky, who runs EME with partners in Nigeria and the United States,
spoke from Lagos, Nigeria, where he has been living since relocating
from the US in 2007.
The tour, according to a statement by EME, is in conjunction with the
top Nigerian and African promoters in each city and will include big
venue concerts, select club gigs, road stops, TV and radio
performances as well as extended media visits.
The tour promotional partners are Afrique Events, Afrobeat
Productions, Big A Entertainment, Camp Green, Club Nationale, De
Eminentz, Mr. Déjà vu and The F.I.V.E Company. Others are Freshwaves,
Incognito, Janda Entertainment, Jesse Poche (TakeoverDJs), Qrious
Media Group, Royal Entertainment, Shekpe Knights, So So Selective and
Says Segun Demuren, EME CEO: ‘‘Coming on the heels on a successful
album launch concert for Wizkid, we’re moving on to the next step
which is to ensure we deliver the best concert experience for our fans
all over the world. We’re starting with the US with dates for Europe
and Asia to follow’’.
It’s the first-ever EME tour and an excited Banky adds “thanks for
waiting this long guys. We’ll wait just a little bit longer, and then
we can have all the fun in the world. We’re taking Lagos party to
Cities to be covered, according to an official guide released by EME,
include Washington DC, New York City, Atlanta GA, Houston TX, Detroit
MI, Chicago IL, Minneapolis MN, Boston MA, Dallas TX, Detroit MI and
San Jose CA.