Eric Many Records has sued singer Douglas Agu, better known as Runtown for N267m. This is the third time in two years that the record label is filing an injunction against the singer.
In March 2018, after filing a case in court, the record label issued a statement saying Runtown has been deliberately breaching his contract with us (Eric Many) for a while and despite our many appeals to him he has refused to bulge.
According to Eric Many, the lawsuit filed against Runtown this time is based on the funds he allegedly is owing the label.
Shedding more light on the other injunction, the label’s General Manager, Johnson Adumike said it was based on the unauthorised collaborations which he did.
Adumike said that the name Runtown belongs to Eric Many Records, adding that the singer is still signed to the label.
The label, in a statement issued on Friday, May 25, 2018, also said “As you are aware, lately we have been in court with Runtown over copyrights issues with regards to two collabo videos he made without our prior approval.
“Truly, the much-publicized legal action at the Federal High Court in Lagos was, contrary to what many believe, not on the entire contract we signed with Runtown. It was only on the unapproved collabo videos and we claimed general damages of about N65 Million for the copyright infringement.
“We had thought that Runtown would see reason to retrace his steps on our contract following the ‘warning case’ on copyright infringement,” the statement read.
“This was not to be as he took to the social media, especially Twitter, dishing out insults on our Chairman, Prince Okwudili Umenyiora, boasting that he was no longer with Eric Many.
“His elder brother joined on Instagram boasting that his company ‘JSparrowMedia’ is now the person booking Runtown’s shows and no longer Eric Many.
“Under our contract, the professional name ‘Runtown’ and other names are licensed to Eric Many. Yet Runtown went to Trademarks Registry in Abuja and has been working to take the names from us.”