A new episode of the Runtown vs. Eric Many legal battle has begun.
News reaching us cite that the Mad Over You singer Douglas Jack-Agu popularly known as Runtown has been slammed with a court injunction by his record label (Eric Many owned by billionaire businessman Okwudili Umenyiora) over breach of contract.
This is the second time in two years that the pop star would be involved in a legal battle with the label. In 2016, the singer had cried foul over an injunction that stopped him from performing, recording or using his brand name for any commercial activity pending the time the differences which both parties resorted to settling out of court.
The new lawsuit issued to the singer by the Federal High court faulted him for conducting activities that negate the terms of his contract including; performing at events and collaborating with other musicians without the label’s consent.
Even though the label cited that his record deal is due to expire at some point this year, Eric Many explains that he still owes the company a lot of money including, ‘Hundreds of millions in Naira from the Lamborghini Gallardo super-fast car which he still has to pay back to the label and also an album that must be released through the right channels. He has been doing numerous collaborations with several artists without getting the written approval of the label and as a result, no royalties have come back to the label from any of these collaborations. He has been warned severally about this on numerous occasions but he refused to listen, so we as the label had to go to court to stop him from these dubious actions’.
In a press statement issued by Eric Many, the label confirmed sacking his current manager, Ifeanyi Nwunne and stated explicitly that, “anyone who engages Runtown without a written approval from Eric Many, signed by the chairman, will be sued heavily”.
Below are copies of the Statement of Claim and Interim Injunction filed against Runtown at the Federal High Court, Lagos with Suit No: FHC/L/CS/267/2018 issued on the 28th of February.
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