Event Planners Leave Faith Nketsi Stranded In Cyprus. She says the event planners of the music festival gave her counterfeit flight tickets.
Model and business woman Faith Nketsi was left stranded in Cyprus after she was set to be the host of the AfroLavida Music Festival in Cyprus. She says the event planners of the music festival gave her counterfeit flight tickets. The model went on social media to expose the way the event planners treat artists and hosts from the time they arrived at Cyprus.
“This has been by far the worst treatment I’ve experienced from event organizers. After so many requests on an event schedule, they failed to provide one. None of the artists, and I mean none, knew what time they were precisely going to be picked up from the hotel,” says Faith Nketsi. She says the artists were rushed to get out of their rooms at 4am while they were told to get ready at around 11pm.
She says, “Every artist was rushed like slaves from their rooms at 4am!! When we were told to get ready at 11pm-12pm, ONLY to be picked up at 4am and rushed pushed and [shoved] basically trying to distract from asking their payments and return tickets…” The artists were promised to get their full payment (they received their balance when they were still in their home countries) once they arrived at the location but instead they were busy being stalled by the event planners. They were then told that they would get their money before they get on stage.
The business woman says,“We were eventually told that we’d receive our money before we take our different positions or else we will not get paid.” Faith Nketsi eventually found out that they have been doing this to other people for quite a while. “After extensive investigations and leaked information from reliable sources, I found out that this is a norm for them. This is what they do to get by in Cyprus,” she says.
The event planners also refused to pay for the model’s food bill in the hotel she was staying in, they said it was more than what they budgeted for. The event planners gave them a choice between paying for the food bill and paying for the accommodation. Brain Leads Entertainment was the company that booked her for the event. She also produced the WhatsApp texts between her and the event planners, and the texts from other artists that were supposed to get paid.
by Alexandra Ramaite