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Breaking Information: Federal Excessive Courtroom slams Runtown with an Interim injunction over breach of contract

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By Rotimi Agbana

For the second time in 2-years, Eric Many, the file label that signed Nigerian popstar, Runtown has filed an injunction at a Federal Excessive courtroom in opposition to the singer for breach of contract.

The leisure firm served Runtown the courtroom papers just a few days again Go well with No: FHC/L/CS/267/2018 with an announcement that partly reads, ‘Runtown has been intentionally breaching his contract with us (Eric Many) for some time and regardless of our many appeals to him he has refused to bulge.

He went for a present in Las Vegas since January 13th, 2018 and has since determined to withdraw all obligations of his contract. He has steadily been recording an album with out the consent and approval of his file label’.

In response to the assertion of declare filed on the Federal Excessive Courtroom, by Eric Many, “a Recording Settlement was made between the Plaintiff and the Defendant dated 22nd June 2016, the copyright and different mental property and cognate rights and authorized positions and protections relevant to all works accomplished by the Defendant throughout an preliminary interval of two years coated by the Settlement, is vested within the Plaintiff.

The Plaintiff will depend on a replica of the mentioned Recording Settlement at trial. 7. Underneath the Settlement, events acknowledge and acknowledge the sum of N114,456,670.00 (One Hundred and Fourteen Million, 4 Hundredand Fifty Six Thousand,Six Hundred and Seventy Naira) as “Prior Funding”, representing the sum invested by the Plaintiff into the event of the Defendant’s musical works and data beneath the defunct ‘Artiste Settlement’, precursor to the ‘Recording Settlement”.

In a press assertion issued this morning, the label additionally states that, “he’s recording with artists like Del B with out the written approval of the label and with out an Eric Many appointee on the level of recording as agreed in our contract.

Runtown has additionally been showing in venues and gathering look charges with out the approval of the label and in addition performing in non-public exhibits with out the label’s consent which contravenes clause 4.4.1 of  his file deal which states that ‘the Defendant(Runtown) can solely have interaction in recording, collaborating or performing with different artistes for third events or different file corporations upon correct notification upfront to the Plaintiff.

Upon this notification, the Plaintiff would then enter into an settlement with the collaborating artiste or his file firm to make sure that the Plaintiff and the Defendant obtain correct credit score, authorized/copyright safety and compensation for the collaborative work”.

Although Runtown’s file take care of Eric Many is because of expire in some unspecified time in the future this yr, the label says he nonetheless owes the corporate alot of cash together with, ‘A whole bunch of tens of millions in Naira from the Lamborghini Gallardo super-fast automobile which he nonetheless has to pay again to the label and and in addition an album that have to be launched by way of the best channels.

He has been doing quite a few collaborations with a number of artists with out getting the written approval of the label and consequently, no royalties have come again to the label from any of those collaborations. He has been warned severally about this on quite a few events however he refused to pay attention, so we because the label needed to go to courtroom to cease him from these doubtful actions’.

The label additionally confirms sacking his present supervisor, Ifeanyi Nwunne saying, ‘Eric Many has additionally fired Ifeanyi Nwunne as Runtown’s supervisor. He’s extra of a drug addict that smokes marijuana around the clock. A brand new supervisor shall be appointed soonest’.

Eric Many in its assertion of declare is in search of the sum of “N65 MILLION being Common Damages in opposition to the Defendant (Runtown) in favour of the Plaintiff for infringement of the Plaintiff’s copyright to the collaborative musical works “Name Me” and “Weekend” each of which featured the Defendant in addition to N5 MILLION as prices of this motion”.

“Eric Many has chosen to carry again on something pertaining to Runtown,until additional investigations. Because of this anybody who engages Runtown with out a written approval from Eric Many, signed by the chairman, shall be sued closely.

This would be the second time in two years that Runtown has needed to face off along with his label. In Could 2016, he was sued within the Federal Excessive Courtroom by Eric Many on allegations that he indicators up, concludes and attends musical exhibits with out the data of the label. Again then, Eric Many additionally secured a courtroom injunction stopping Runtown from performing as an artiste wherever on this planet. He later went again to the label to apologize and the case was settled out of courtroom.




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Oramipada “You Redeemed Me” a song by New Generation released in March 2018.

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Oramipada rendered in Yoruba (a sub-branch of the Niger-Congo African language family) which translates “You Redeemed Me” is a song by New Generation released in March 2018.

The song which was inspired by the Holy Ghost speaks of the redemption works of Jesus Christ and the victory every believer has through this.

This song can be dubbed a song of Victory to the Great Redeemer who gave us victory over sin and retrieved the keys of eternal life from death and endowed us with life eternal. …O gba kokoro lowo Iku, Ogbe iku mi ni isegun… iye mi wa ninu re… (He retrieved the keys from death, He swallowed up death in victory, I live in Him…).

The song was produced by Phatstringz.

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Ifu Ennada, BBNaija housemate, says she is a sufferer of rape

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Iheme Religion Uloma, aka Ifu Ennada, evicted contestant within the ongoing actuality TV present, BBNaija “Double Wahala,’’ says she was raped and contaminated with a Sexual Transmitted Illness (STD).

KOKO AND IFUENNADA, 

Ifu Ennada, who can also be an actress, content material producer, TV host and health entrepreneur took to her instagram deal with, @ifuennada on Tuesday to make the revelation citing an unnamed character within the leisure trade because the rapist.

The BBNaija contestant stated that she has already documented her ordeal in her newest brief story movie titled, `Tears of A Damaged Virgin.’

In line with her, throughout her keep within the BBNaija Home when feelings had been raised throughout a `Fact or Dare recreation,’ she affirmed that she had not rally had intercourse.

The style designer and graduate of Laptop Science from Olabisi Onabanjo College, Ogun added that individuals interpreted that she was claiming to be a Virgin.

“The reality is in 2016, I used to be raped by somebody within the leisure trade, earlier than then I used to be a Virgin.
“This individual additionally contaminated me with an STI.

“ I used to be additionally threatened by this individual and was very petrified of social media’s bashing with the same old questions of “what was she carrying!’’ “why did she go to his home ?’’

“So in all my unhappiness and despair, I made a decision to inform the world what had occurred to me utilizing movie as a medium.

“I used to be impressed to put in writing and produce my movie `Tears of A Damaged Virgin’. I obtained a variety of assist from social media.

“Individuals volunteered to work for me freed from cost even my director – Benny Atagame Alli.

“Although some elements of my movie are fiction, the majority of it was impressed by my story. The lead character’s title is Ada which is a brief type of my title Adanne- popularly pronounced as Ennada.

“Due to my unhappy expertise I battled despair, developed belief points and located it laborious to attach with folks particularly males.

“I wished to inform my story and likewise go a robust message to rape victims and rapists…I hope I used to be in a position to do this with my movie.

“I intend to increase this right into a function size movie. I hope everybody out there’s impressed to face up in opposition to rape,’’ Ifu wrote.

As pairs within the BBNaija home, Ifu and Leo gained the `Roc Da Mat’ Problem which earned them VVIP journey to One Africa Pageant in London later within the 12 months.

As well as, they had been awarded 5 million naira (N2.5 million every) and one 12 months provide of Pepsi.

They had been the fourth pair to be evicted within the 2018 BBNaija actuality TV present.

Their eviction got here after Ahneeka and Angel had been evicted, and two weeks after Bitto and Princess and Vandora and Dee-one had been evicted.

Ifu described her 43 days keep within the BBNaija home as `eventful.’

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MTN, Grafton Truedis, Music Plus, reward ‘Beat competitors’ winners

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By Rotimi Agbana

In partnership with MTN and Music Plus, Grafton Truedis has offered winners of the Kings of Sounds- The beat Competitors with their respective prizes on the MTN Head Workplace, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The competitors which aimed toward discovering and saying budding recording artists out of Africa, presents a quarterly as soon as in a lifetime alternative to document a music off an “African World Class Producer’s Beat” and stand an opportunity to win a money prize of N1 million, a world-class music video, have a music produced by a world class African music producer and have a recorded music promoted on TV, radio, and main on-line platforms.

The winners embody Lanoroy, Bismond, Braynezee, Commy, El Chiby, HEC, Joeboy, P60, Rayzor, and Younger Airmie. The Final winner, Lanoroy, went dwelling with a money prize of N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) whereas the others went dwelling with money prizes of N100,000 (One Hundred thousand naira) every. The last word winner additionally will get a music video, TV, Radio, & On-line promotion for the video.

In attendance on the prize displays have been, Mr. Osaze Ebueku (Advertising and marketing Division, MTN Nigeria. Mr. Salem Evbogbai, Product Supervisor, Music Plus, Mr. Fred Allison, Co-Founding father of Grafton Truedis, Mr. Olisa Adibua, Beat FM.

Additionally current have been the judges that picked the highest 10-Winners, Godwin Tom, CEO IMANAGE Africa, Osam, Head of Program Naija FM, Douglas Jenkins, CEO, the PGM membership and OAP Beat FM, Sesan Adeniji, CEO Mystreet Journal, Comic, MC Full of life.
Additionally in attendance have been Okiemute (Most Current MTN Undertaking Fame Winner) and Squeeze Tarela.




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