Nigerian popstar, Runtown has officially broken ties with his former record label, Eric Manny Entertainment saying his contract has expired and he has moved.
According to him, ‘“effective June 22, 2018, the music artist Runtown, also known as Soundgod, shall and is no longer affiliated with Eric Many, Ltd., Eric Many Entertainment, Incorporated, or any of it’s affiliates, associates, agents, assigns or subsidiaries. Runtown is now exclusively managed and represented by Soundgod Music Group’.
His statement further reads;
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.
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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”
BBNaija Reunion: I Can Never Be Friends With Leo, He’s A Snake —- Khloe
Former Housemate of Big Brother Naija ‘Double Wahala edition’, Khloe says she would never be friends with Leo.
Khloe said this on Tuesday night during ‘DoubleWahalaReloaded’ reunion show.
According to her, she cannot be friends with Leo because she does not like ‘snakes’
“I and Leo can never be friends, I don’t like snakes.
“But I would love to have a conversation with Leo for the last time on the show only if he is ready to accept his mistake and apologize,” Khloe said.
She, however, lamented the negative impact of the fame from BBNaija on her life.
“Coming out of BBNaija you have to work hard.
“The fame is not easy, the fact that my private life is always being criticised is annoying,” Khloe added.
I Almost Fainted When I Received N10m From Iya Adura —- Baba Suwe
It is no news that veteran actor, Babatunde Omidina, popular known as Baba Suwe, has been down with an unknown sickness.
He, however, needed financial assistance to take care of himself.
The news of his sickness hit social media and many wellmeaning Nigerians donated to his cause including a Londonbased Nigerian preacher, Abimbola Esther Ajayi also known as Iya Adura.
Iya Adura, who is the general overseer of Love of Christ Generational Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Clapham, London, promise to assist the ailing actor with the sum of N10million.
Immediately she offered to support with N10million and his flight ticket to support whatev-er Baba Suwe had gathered in order to get thorough medical assistance quickly. She spoke to Baba Suwe and offered him prayers.
In a recent interview with Goldmyne TV, the thespian revealed that he almost fainted after receiving the money.
Meanwhile, the actor’s first son, Adesola Omidina, has thanked Nigerians for coming to his father’s aid.
The young man mentioned the individuals and groups who raised a helping hand just so his father could quickly recover. Some of the people he mentioned include the current vice president of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo, the TAMPAN association, individual actors, friends and relatives.
Ronnie Music Releases ONYE NA EME M’MA
Adesanya Aderonke Comfort popularly known as Ronnie is multi-talented Gospel artiste, who discovered her talent at the tender age of 5.
She started with the children choir of her then church, Foursquare Gospel Church, (Chapel of Blessing), iju in Ifako-Ijaiye LGA of Lagos. She has since then, been a part of different church choir before establishing herself in the Gospel Music Industry.
The graduate of Insurance from the Lagos state
She was nominated for the “Best gospel lyrics at the Nigerian Gospel Award in 2011and 2018 but won HYPE Awards and has received several other nominations since then.
Ronnie is not just a passionate worshipper with a unique voice, she is also a great dancer and dance instructor. Her passion to worship God in a unique way, led to the birthing of “Building The Palace of Praise”- an 100% praise event that brings people together quarterly to experience the presence of God in an ambiance electrified with deep worship with Ronnie and her friends.
Even a day old baby can guess her response when asked what is her hobby, she said SINGING!!!
She has alot of soul lifting singles to her credit and she recently released a New video title ONYE NA EME M’MA ” after the success of Grateful another soul lifting song…
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