[E-NEWS]: RUNTOWN WINS COURT CASE OVER FORMER LABEL, ERIC MANY.

 

AFTER A 7-MONTH LEGAL TUSSLE, THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT ABUJA ON FRIDAY 23RD JANUARY PASSED A JUDGMENT IN FAVOUR OF RUNTOWN RESTRAINING HIS EMBATTLED RECORD LABEL, ERIC MANY FROM INTERFERING IN HIS AFFAIRS.

IN THE JUDGMENT PASSED BY JUSTICE O.A MUSA, IT WAS ORDERED THAT THE RESTRAINING ORDER PLACED ON RUNTOWN FROM PERFORMING BE IMMEDIATELY SUSPENDED WHILE ERIC MANY WAS ALSO RESTRAINED FROM ENFORCING THE SUSPENDED ORDERS OF THE COURT. RUNTOWN AND HIS LABEL, ERIC MANY LED BY BILLIONAIRE BUSINESSMAN, OKWUDILI UMENYIORA HAVE BEEN IN COURT SINCE 2018 WHEN HIS CONTRACT EXPIRED.

RUNTOWN HAS IN THE LAST TWO YEARS BEEN ENTANGLED IN A BATTLE WITH HIS FORMER RECORD LABEL, ERIC MANY.

FROM LAWSUITS TO EVEN REPORTS OF A BAN FROM THE UNITED STATES, RUNTOWN GOT A TASTE OF THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY.

RUNTOWN GOT SIGNED TO THE LABEL, ERIC MANY BACK IN 2014 AFTER THE SUCCESS OF HIS HIT SINGLE WHICH FEATURED DAVIDO, ‘GALLARDO’, FOLLOWING UP BY RELEASING  HIS DEBUT ALBUM, ”GHETTO UNIVERSITY”, THE FOLLOWING YEAR, WHICH HAD SOME MAJOR SINGLES LIKE ‘LAGOS TO KAMPALA’ FEATURING WIZKID MAKING RUNTOWN A HOUSEHOLD NAME BUT LOCALLY AND IN DIASPORA.

HOWEVER, IN 2016, THINGS BEGAN TO GET UGLY BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES AS THERE EMERGED ACCUSATIONS OF THREAT TO LIFE, WITH RUNTOWN DECLARING HIS INTENTION TO TERMINATE HIS CONTRACT, LEADING TO A LAWSUIT BY THE LABEL.

THIS WAS SOON SETTLED OUTSIDE THE COURTS WITH RUNTOWN SIGNING A NEW DEAL EXPIRED ON JUNE 22ND, 2018. ERIC MANY ON JULY 5TH, BROUGHT A FRESH INJUNCTION AGAINST THE SINGER ON THE GROUNDS OF CONTEMPT OF EXISTING COURT ORDERS, FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF RUNTOWN’S NEW SINGLE, UNLEASH.

THIS WAS THE FOURTH INJUNCTION IN TWO YEARS SERVED ON RUNTOWN WHO ALSO RECENTLY SET UP HIS INDEPENDENT RECORD PLATFORM, SOUND GOD MUSIC GROUP.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *