By Tony Nwanne
An Anambra youth association under the aegis of Dynamic Minds League have sued singer Runtown for N14.3m, for failing to perform at their New Year’s Day Carnival.
Reports have it that the association claimed the singer breached a contract to perform at a state-wide carnival held January 1, 2015 in Adazi-Nnukwu town, Anambra State after collecting N800,000.
The fee was paid to Runtown through his record label, Eric Many Entertainment.
In the lawsuit filed before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, the group claim to have also lost revenue in terms of what it spent on printing fliers to promote the show’s tickets, flight tickets, and accommodation for the artiste and his manager.
‘Due to the absence of Runtown, the association lost millions of naira in expected profit and severe damage to its reputation which has a grave impact on the association’s ability to stage events, attract patrons and compete with rival carnival/show organisers in Anambra State and environs,’ the petitioner said.
Runtown, through his lawyer, has reportedly filed an initial opposition, stating lack of jurisdiction.
The case has been adjourned till January 25, 2017 for further hearing.