Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Breaking!!! Court frees Brymo from Chocolate City
The injunction filed by record label Chocolate City against its estranged artiste, Brymo, has been lifted by Justice I. Buba of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi Lagos. Justice Buba stated that the singer needs to continue his career while the case is before the court. His words:
'Since the plaintiff (Chocolate City) can be compensated at a later date, the defendant is free to carry out his duties as a singer so that none of the parties will be at a disadvantage'
(more after the cut)
The counsels got into an argument in a previous hearing before it was adjourned so
Brymo's counsel, Nike Olagbede, after apologising to the court for her unruly behaviour, argued that Brymo was right to quit the record label, as the latter could not fulfil its promises.
On why Brymo left the lebel, his counsel said:
'An underground artiste signed for a record label in good faith and believed his career will be propelled. All that was promised was not fulfilled and the singer couldn’t promote himself. He wants to be released because artistes in this music industry have a short career span.'
Also claimed that Chocolate City informed Brymo that they wouldn't be able to fund his second album because they were financing other artistes on the label. It was also revealed that Brymo signed a five-year and three-album contract with Chocolate City, which was due to expire on April 13, 2016.
After lifting the injunction, the judge adjourned the case to give the counsels time to provide witnesses to back up their claims.
Brymo was dressed in all-black native attire in court accompanied by his father and girlfriend.
The case has been adjourned till March 19, 2014 as judgement is yet to be passed on if he breached his contract with Chocolate city.