Nigerian Rapper Sikirullahi Dabiri, better known as Eldee, opens up on how he got scammed in Nigeria by some fake investors.
Eldee revealed this while speaking on the ‘King of Talks’ podcast with Teju Babyface, he stated how he left the country after being defrauded by some fake investors.
He said that a bogus advisory firm collected money from some investors and lied to him and his team that the money was been invested in his music.
Recounting his ordeal, he said, “What happened was that, Shayman introduced me to a gentleman called Tonye Akindele, who at a time had a capital advisory firm. What they do is to look for businesses to invest in. They have people who fund those portfolios.”
He also noted that being the face of brand he found himself helping the investors to save face, helping to pay for services from his pocket because he wasn’t getting paid fully, the rapper futher went on to explain in details how he was swindle.
Eldee said, “So they approached me for a partnership. And I accepted. But unbeknown to me, what was happening was him, Tonye Akindele, and his partner had the people who were funding the record label but the label was not getting money. I was still funding my music.”
He noted that it took him nine months to figure out that he was been scammed and he pulled out immediately he found out.