The management of Eko Atlantic City has issued an official statement to counter the claims made by Davido on Tuesday, 13th of November where the Assurance singer stated that the venue he had planned to use for his December concert, Eko Atlantic, has been disapproved for political reasons.
These claims according to the statement released by the management of Eko Atlantic City are nowhere near the truth, as they have not revealed their decision on the request which was made on the 8th of November by the singer and his team. Although they did mention that they have further requested details and clarification of Davido’s event on November 9th and they are yet to receive the requested information.
This information was revealed by pulse.ng who reached out to the management of Eko Atlantic after Davido tweeted about the issue and here goes their response in the official statement below;
”It has been brought to our attention that we have allegedly denied the musician Davido’s request to use Eko Atlantic City for his upcoming concert. We received this request on November 8 to which we responded for clarification and details about the event on November 9.
We are yet to receive the requested information so, the notion that we declined his request is false and to imply we are politically motivated is false.
Some of the additional information requested was pertaining to security provisions and Eko Atlantic City 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. Eko Atlantic City takes the safety and security of the visitors to the city very seriously. 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 organizers. As a final note, Davido and some upcoming artists shot a video in Eko Atlantic earlier this year, which we welcomed, as we believe in the development of our entertainment industry in Nigeria as seen on our social media pages.” it concluded.