9ice vs Krystal promotions

A lot of 9ice’s Dublin fans want to know why 9ice did not show up for the show on the 19th. Alapomeji Records addresses this issue and the rumours surrounding the lack of appearance on facebook.

A lot of ya’ll wanna hear from the horses mouth so here it goes..first you’ll hear from 9ice’s management, then from Krystal promotions.

you be the judge. let me know what you think.

9ice:

TRUTH BEHIND 9ICE NOT PERFORMIN IN DUBLIN [culled from a post on facebook]
A Letter from Alapomeji Records:: RE: Our Artist 9ice performing in Dublin.

First and foremost we would like to apologize on behalf of our artist 9ice for not being able to perform in Dublin on Sept 19, 2008. The incident is very regrettable but what is more disappointing is that the organizers, KRYSTALS PROMOTIONS are failing to let the fans know the truth surrounding his lack of appearance. His lack of appearance was due to their negligence and breach of contract and in no way shape or form was it 9ice’s fault.

We are stating factually, that 9ice did everything he had to do to make sure the show would hold but the fault lies in the hands of the organizers and his lack of appearance was due to their negligence and breach of our contract, a breach that could not be overlooked by us at Alapomeji Records. Their claim was that 9ice was paid for the show and simply refused to show up, this we tell you was not the case. It is true that 9ice agreed to do the show, and we put enough trust in the organizers to follow all proper protocols, so much so we made an advance promotion tape for them to help with their promotions. As with any organizer, we always make it clear that you should not promote your show to the public until all necessary documents are in hand and even if you have the tools to do so. This is to avoid any issues or mishaps.

9ice as you may all know is a reputable artist and with all international shows we make sure that all protocols are followed before performing, i.e.; necessary visas, permits etc. According to the terms of our contract, which the organizers and their liaisons agreed on, they were to provide all necessary permits and visas for this event to ensure a legal, hitch free show. We are Alapomeji Records were put under the impression that these things were being put in place, and 9ice and his crew’s passports were collected by organizers, only to be returned to us later without the necessary visas needed to enter into Dublin. When approached by Alapomeji, the organizers and their liaisons stated that 9ice should not worry about the visa and that there is an illegal entry way from London into Dublin 9ice can follow. We blatantly refused, as we were not willing to put our artist image or welfare at risk because of their negligence and lack of honesty from the start.

Two weeks prior to the show 9ice himself intervened and offered to get the visa himself so as not to disappoint his fans, he asked the organizers and their liaisons for the proper documents as needed by the embassy. Up till a week to the show the organizers failed to provide these documents and they were told that time was no longer on our side and we would need these documents ASAP to get the necessary visas. We did not hear from the organizers on this issue, instead they proceeded to try to convince us to allow our artist enter into Dublin via an illegal route which we continued to disagree on. Days to the show, as there was no longer a way to get the visas and the organizers were still not forthcoming about the documents, we at Alapomeji decided our hands were tied, so we decided it is in the best interest of our artist to stop all efforts being put in by us and due to the organizers lack of cooperation there was no way we could go on with the show.
This incident has lead of a series of events which include 9ice’s life being threatened by someone who is supposedly one of the organizers at Kryatals Promotions, harassing phone calls at all hours of the night, and most painfully fans being mislead into believing 9ice just did not want to show up, etc.

9ice’s main concern are his fans and he is highly disappointed and pained that he could not make it to a show he was looking forward. We at Alapomeji hope you the fans of 9ice in Dublin understand our stance on this issue and we look forward to someday having 9ice in Dublin with you, performing live on stage.

A note to other organizers, 9ice is an artist just like other artists around the world and exceptions cannot be made in terms of following the laws of the country. We will not cut corners at the risk of our artist. At Alapomeji we believe in things being done the proper way and no short cuts being made.

Once again a big apology to the fans that were looking forward to seeing 9ice perform in Dublin. We hope next time Krystal Promotions and their liaisons do things the necessary way to avoid this same situation happening to other artists they wish to bring into Dublin

Any questions or concerns by 9ice fans can be addressed to us at booking@9iceonline.com

Krystal Promotions responds: [sent to my email box]

FACTS OF THE SHOW!!!!!! 9ICE LIVE IN DUBLIN

Krystal promotionz and Alapomeji Entertainment entered into a contract of Agreement on the July 2008, that 9ice will be performing on the 19th september 2008 at the Ambassador Thearter Dublin Ireland .

Alapomeji Entertainment was Payed a sum total of 1.750 million Naira     on behalf of there Artist (9ICE).
These Contract was based on the Fact that 9ice will  be performing in Dublin on the Agreed date, that 9ice must be fully paid before the date and all neccessary Document will be put in place before the show. We Booked flight and accomodation and made all neccessary Promotions which they were Aware of.

It was made known to us that all neccessary documents e.g visa’s and permit.etc that were required where in place before  we entered into a contract of Agreement with Alapomeji Entertainment, This is why, 9ice made a video Footage as the Contract was Agreed and signed by both parties. Both parties where clearly happy with the terms of agreement before signing the Contract.

”’ALAPOMEJI ENTERTAINMENT STATED”
” According to the terms of our contract, which the organizers and their liaisons agreed on, they were to provide all necessary permits and visas for this event to ensure a legal, hitch free show. We are Alapomeji Records were put under the impression that these things were being put in place, and 9ice and his crew’s passports were collected by organizers, only to be returned to us later without the necessary visas needed to enter into Dublin. When approached by Alapomeji, the organizers and their liaisons stated that 9ice should not worry about the visa and that there is an illegal entry way from London into Dublin 9ice can follow. We blatantly refused, as we were not willing to put our artist image or welfare at risk because of their negligence and lack of honesty from the start.”

AS A WELL REPUTABLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, WITH ALOT OF EXPERIENCE IN THE BUSINESS.

WILL YOU COLLECT MONEY AND SIGN A CONTRACT WHEN YOU KNOW YOU ARE TRAVELLING THROUGH AN ILLEGAL ROUTE????????????

We Are Very Convinced the Reason Why 9ice did not Attend the Show is because he did not have his Passport with him. His passport was at the CANADIAN EMBASSY, as he is performing in Canada on the 4th of October 2008, this was confirmed from a Genuine Source. These is Double Booking an Artist which shouldn’t be done in the Entertainment Business, especially when you have entered into a Contract of Agreement with the proposed Promoter(THIS IS CLEARLY A BREACH OF CONTRACT).
This made more sense because 9ice himself had asked if it was possible to shift his ticket to the 18th of september as it was originally agreed that he will be in dublin a few days before the show, so his fans could get to meet him.

It was also pasted on the FAN page that the show was cancelled without communicatiing or contacting us.

These is very clear they are trying to put blame on someone, and make excuses for not showing up for the CONCERT, At the end of the day we have no intentions of putting blame on Anyone, We Made All NECCESSARY PREPARATION 4 the SHOW. we are just stating facts of the Situation and it is the second time he has dissapointed us in Dublin. At the End of the Day we Cannot Change people’s Opinion about 9ice, its how people feel they talk.

Bear in mind we had the same issue with a show that Caused Confusion with alot of dubliners,After alapomeji entertainment entered an agreement with krystal promotions for 9ice to perform on the 19th of sept 2008, his management then later made a seperate arrangement for 9ice to perform on the12th sept 2008, in dublin ireland with a different promoter. This was due to the high level of UNPROFRSSIONALISM from his management, who double booked him in dublin, and we had to make an extra payment of 400,000 naira to honour our agreement and clarify issues.

THIS IS ALL FACTS OF WHAT HAPPENED AS IT WAS ALL UNEXPECTED
ANY FUTHER QUERIES DO NOT HESITATED TO MAIL US.

REGARDS
KRYSTAL PROMOTIONZ

so what do you think?

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6 Comments

  1. I think KRYSTAL are economical with the truth. The argument surrounds travelling papers not DOWN PAYMENT, Mr. Sole

  2. that’s my point exactly..both parties are coming from different angles..that’s why i decided to post the letters. krystal says everything was in tact and money exchanged hands, alapomeji says travel documents were not intact..hmmn..the only way we’ll ever know the truth is if it ends up in court. but hey..dublin is one of the most frequently visited spots by nigerian acts, how difficult can traveling papers be?.. maybe krystal planned to fly them in illegally..but paying N1.75m upfront doesn’t sound to me like promoters that’ll love to cut corners..

    if krystal doesn’t sue, then something’s definitely fishy…and if 9ice doesn’t sue for defamation of xter..then both parties aren’t really telling us everything.

  3. ola ni yo nu, so the yoruba proverbs goes, there are many hidden things that needs to be unfolded, but i pray 9ice gets out of this mess soon.

  4. Krystal you are not comin straight,tell us the truth,that won;t be the first time 9ice will be doin an international show and a friend of mine that works at the airport told me 9ice has no dublin visa as at the last time he travelled wit his passport out of 9ja to the carabians, so which visa do you want him to use,don;t mess up our future act pls,let’s fear God almighty that sees all

  5. Hey! God knows what party is telling d truth,but i think proper investigations should be done to avoid image tarnishing.

  6. I find it hard to believe that an organisation that has been in business for sometime will pay up to 2 million naira up front for 9ice to come to dublin, then the next thing will be an illegal route from London to dublin. That doesnt seems logical and untenable to me. Except this is going to be the 1st time krystal promo is bringing an artiste to dublin. The truth about the illegal route from london to dublin is that, once there is more than one black man in a car or any kind of vehicle, then u will be waived down by high way patrol.So i dont think krystal promotion will gamble on that. Then if its true that 9ice is going to perform in Canada in Oct, then it does makes sense that his passport was at the Canadian embassy, cos it takes forever for the Canadian embassy to issue visas, especially to a performing artiste. The process normally takes about two to three months. Based on this facts i find hard to believe the story coming Alapomeji records.


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