By Sewe Ishola
A US Supreme Federal Court in New York has allegedly slammed an injunction against Nigerian artiste, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy.
The injunction prevents him from performing at any event venue or any form of recording any where in USA & Canada for the time being unless he settles with the New York based promotion company Vibesland Entertainment, LLC founded by Promoter/Producer Niyi Fatogun.
He was sued on allegations that he signed a contract for 2016 USA & Canada Tour, failed to turn up, postponed the tour which put the promoter Vibesland Entertainment, LLC in serious debt in the United States.
Vibesland Entertainment, LLC was said to have invested up to $25,000 US Dollars in preparation and facilitating the tour but Burna boy postponed the tour.
In response, Burna Boy’s Management claims were the Promoter didn’t pay the deposit as stated in the contract between Vibesland Entertainment, LLC & Burna Boy Ltd. The said promoter who was the official tour agent for the 2016 Burna Boy USA & CANADA Tour traveled to London, England with a cheque of $75,000.00 to meet Burna Boy’s Managment for deposit of 10 cities. The promoter said when he got to London, United Kingdom, Burna Boy’s Managment brought up discussion of a third party company (AEG) which wasn’t part of the initial contract signed on June 29th, 2016.
Vibesland Entertainment, LLC believed it was very risky to pay $75,000 dollars deposit to Burna Boy’s Managment that’s already declared they signed a contract with a third party for the same USA tour. At that point the promoter refused to release the payment (cheque) until everything is straightforward to avoid losing $75,000.
As at the time of this report, the promoter stated, “Why would I give a cheque deposit for 10 cities worth $75,000 to BURNA BOY LTD when I was told that a third party company (AEG) already took five (5) major cities out of 10 cities agreed in the contract.”
The promoter, Niyi Fatogun hired professional entertainment lawyer Takena Barango to represent Vibesland Entertainment, LLC on Wednesday MAY 17th, 2017 at the Supreme Court in New York, the Judge ordered a court injunction on Burna Boy Outside US Tour, until Burna Boy Ltd settles the promoter for the financial loss Vibesland Entertainment, LLC suffered due to breach of contract by Burna Boy.
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