Douglas Jack Agu, better known by his stage name Runtown, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer. He has a diverse musical style mix of hip-hop, R&B, reggae and rap. The singer has been dragged to court again by his record label Eric Manny making two times in two years.
According to the record label, they were forced to serve him the court papers after he breached the contract he has with them.
Just recently, documented evidence of an interim injunction filed again Runtown has surfaced on the internet. According to reports, it was filed by his current label, Eric Manny. This would be the second time in 2 years that they would be filing an injunction against him.
The label served Runtown the court papers a few days back Suit No: FHC/L/CS/267/2018 with a statement that partly reads,
“Runtown has been deliberately breaching his contract with us (Eric Manny) for a while and despite our many appeals to him he has refused to bulge. He went for a show in Las Vegas since January 13th, 2018 and has since decided to withdraw all obligations of his contract. He has steadily been recording an album without the consent and approval of his record label”.
The statement of claim filed at the Federal High Court, by Eric Manny claim the sum of N114, 456, 670 has been invested into the development of Runtown. Although the singer’s contract with the record label is due to expire at some point in 2018, the label says he still owes the company huge sums of money including the money for the Lamborghini Gallardo and and also an album that must be released.
Eric Manny is seeking the sum of N65m being General Damages against Runtown for infringement of copyright to the collaborative songs Call Me and Weekend as well as N5m as costs of this action.
Breaching of contract by Nigerian artiste is something that is turning out to be the norms and ethics employed by artiste. Kiss Daniel was also dragged to court by his former record label and G Worldwide and the singer is reported to have won the case against them.