Nigerian singer, Runtown has released another statement declaring that he has severed ties with Eric Many Entertainment despite the record label still laying claims to the artiste whose name they say belongs to them.
According to the new statement from the singer, the contract he has with Eric Many is over and he is no longer tied to any Incorporation, affiliates, associates, agents, assigns or subsidiaries working with the label.
Read his full statement below..Despite numerous breaches of the Recording Agreement by Eric Many, which would make it invalid and unenforceable, the Agreement entered into on June 21, 2016 officially came to an end on June 22, 2018.
Pursuant to Section 6.5 of the Agreement, “The Parties agree[d] that the Artist is and remains the owner and lawful proprietor of the Professional Name and the Artist’s likeness.”
Eric Many was only entitled to use the name Runtown throughout the duration of the contract, and for a period after termination of the contract for the promotion and sale of music.
Eric Many does NOT own the name “Runtown” or “Soundgod,” and is NOT entitled to trademark, copyright or use the name without the explicit consent and approval of the artist. Public use of the name Runtown began in 2008, before the signing of any contract with Eric Many.
Further, there is NO court order currently enjoining or preventing Runtown from singing, performing or recording music. Please be advised that the interim injunction granted by the High Court of FCT against Runtown on 10 May 2018, has now expired by effluxion of time pursuant to Order 43 Rule 3(2) of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja (Civil Procedure) Rules 2018. The said injunction became ineffective on the 17th of May, 2018.
To date, Eric Many has filed two frivolous law suits against Runtown. On May 24, 2018, Eric Many withdrew the initial frivolous lawsuit it filed in Lagos, Nigeria after realizing its claims could never be proven. The Lagos court ordered Eric Many to pay Runtown’s costs associated with that suit.
Interestingly, instead of adding any new claims to the Lagos suit, Eric Many filed a new law suit in Abuja, Nigeria, while the first law suit in Lagos was still pending. The second lawsuit abandoned all of the claims made in the first law suit, and claimed that Runtown owed an unconscionable amount of money to the record label.
Eric Many has yet to show any reliable proof or records of its claims. Instead it has only provided Runtown with a loosely composed accounting that shows fraudulent figures, unsubstantiated expenses and zero financial responsibility on the part of the record label.
In short, the record label placed all financial responsibilities, including the costs of all travel, regular business expenses and even legal fees of the label on Runtown.
All expenses of running the record label were charged to the artist, which is a clear breach of the recording agreement that requires the label to shoulder such costs.
Runtown filed suit against Eric Many in New York for breach of contract, unpaid royalties and defamation. On May 25, 2018, the New York State Supreme Court Judge ordered Eric Many to continue to pay royalties to Runtown for the distribution of his music in the United States. Eric Many is in violation of that order, having paid Runtown nothing since February 1, 2018.
We are confident that after this matter is properly litigated in Nigeria and the United States, it will become evident that Eric Many did not only breach the recording agreement severally and abuse its power, but that it has been fully reimbursed for its initial investment and is currently indebted to Runtown for unpaid royalties and revenue. One cannot seek relief from the same contract which it has repeatedly breached.
Runtown is not in the business of breaking contracts. We want to assure all fans and supporters that for as long as God shall allow, Runtown is and will continue to be focused on making, sharing and performing good music worldwide.
SOUNDGOD MUSIC GROUP”
Ace rappers, Ikechukwu and his brother, Uzikwendu have been spotted in a now viral video, exchanging hot slaps
Uzikwendu who shared the video wrote
'I just wanted to put this out there before it goes viral, as my proof that I did not start this. I didn't hit him first, I was provoked . Sorry about this everyone. And to the camera guy thanks for the proof! You saved me with this one.
I pray it's only broken bones and nothing more'.
Though the slaps aren't real, most of their fans believe it is and are praying to God for peace on their behalf.
Lots of Nigerian celebrities were spotted at the movie premiere of "Lara and the Beat", yesterday at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos.
As expected, the Nollywood stars took the opportunity to play dress up as they all looked stunning.
A-list stars like Toyin Aimakhu,Joke Silva, Bisola Aiyeola, Wale Ojo, Tope Tedela, Beverly Naya, Bolanle Olukanni , Sound Sultan, Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha, Seyi Shay, Vector, Somkele Idhalama, Chioma Akpotha, Biola Alabi, Lala Akindoju, Saidi Balogun, Ufuoma McDermott, Folu Storms and Deyemi Okanlawon in attendance.
Others at the event were Lagos State Commissioner for information, Steve Ayorinde, Tosin Odunfa among others and directed by directed by Tosin Coker, the movie is produced by Biola Alabi, who is popular for the 2017 romantic comedy, “Banana Island Ghost.”...
Former Vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, Deputy Speaker of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, ex-governor Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, Olu Falae and others yesterday stood in protest against the dreadful killings in the middle-belt part of Nigeria. They all can bee seen in the pictures below holding placards which say ''Buhari Nigeria Lives Matter, Stop the Killings.''
Also yesterday, the main opposition, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), joined hands with more than 30 other political parties in the country to form a new alliance.
The announcement was made on Monday in Abuja as the parties came together to announce their new name: Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).