While we hear stories daily about how our Nigerian artistes, from Wizkid to Skales to Dammy Krane are being impersonated daily, it seems this may be more than a Nigerian problem.
Two men have been charged to court for arranging spurious Rihanna & Lady Gaga shows with promoters, and making away with over $2million of promoter’s money, TMZ reports.
The Manhattan D.A. announced Sylvester Vincent Carroll (aka Vincent Carroll) and Meceo McEaddy (aka Ray Annis) have been charged with grand larceny and scheming to defraud in the first degree, both felonies. Carroll also faces additional charges of criminal tax fraud.
The men are accused of pretending to represent Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and even Ke$ha in order to bilk concert promoters out of tons of money.
According to the D.A., the schemes began in 2010 and went as far as Brazil, Taiwan, and Mexico — with Carroll and McEaddy pocketing more than $2 mil and blowing the cash on cars, hotels, jewelry, and restaurants.
The two men are still in custody.