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09th Jan 2023

Wakefield shop Wakey Wines banned from TikTok after flogging new Prime Energy cans for £100

Charlie Herbert

Wakey Wines

The shop owner has blamed an influencer for trying to ruin his business

Wakey Wines has been banned from TikTok after it advertised cans of a the new Prime Energy for £100.

In the last few weeks, schoolboys across the UK have been losing their minds about KSI and Logan Paul’s energy drink.

When it hit shelves in Aldi last month, hundreds queued from the early hours of the morning to try and get their hands on the £1.99 bottles of drink, created by the two YouTubers.

And it wasn’t just young lads desperate to snap up a bottle, with many adults and parents also doing whatever they can to get hold of the drink.

Throughout all this, one Wakefield shop has shot to minor internet stardom on TikTok.

In posts on social media, Wakey Wines’ owner, Mohammad Azar Nazir, is often seen with customers, some of whom have travelled hundreds of miles to get there, looking very happy at having been able to get their hands on the coveted drink.

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A post shared by Mohammad Azar Nazir (@realwakeywines)

Recently one dad went viral after forking out £1,000 at the shop on crates of Prime to gift ot his sons.

But it seems like the shop flew too close to the sun, with the Wakey Wines account having been briefly removed from TikTok after the owner posted a video claiming to be the only shop in England that was selling the cans – before adding that they would cost customers £100 a pop.

Responding to the TikTok ban, Nazir wrote on Instagram that he was just having a bit of “fun” and blamed an influencer for trying to “tarnish” the business.

The shop said: “Hi guys, today there is a well known influencer trying to tarnish my business I have been building up for years.

“I have now been banned off TikTok at 500k I’ve been working so hard for this.

“All of my videos are all for fun, I saw a business idea with WFD sweets just like any other business man and I took the opportunity.

“Some jealous horrible people. Please report these posts and help me!

“Thank you to my fans always, Wakey Wines.”

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A post shared by Mohammad Azar Nazir (@realwakeywines)

The account has since been reinstated.

In a statement to JOE, TikTok said: “We are open about the fact that we don’t get every moderation decision right and have reinstated the Wakey Wines account. We hope they continue to use TikTok to promote their business.”

TikTok uses a combination of technologies and moderation teams to detect, review and, where appropriate, remove content or accounts that violate its Community Guidelines.

Nazir wouldn’t be the only one who saw Prime’s popularity as an opportunity to make some decent profit.

Earlier this year, one Nisa shopkeeper defended his decision to sell bottles of Prime for as much £15 a pop.

Meanwhile, a ‘little Del Boy’ has started selling empty bottles of the drink on eBay for almost 20 percent profit.

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