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PRETTY OKAFOR AND PREMIER MUSIC’S TOJU EJUEYITCHIE IN BIG TROUBLE!

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AS COSON LAWYERS DEMAND =N=150 MILLION DAMAGES FROM THEM AND IVORY MUSIC FOR THE FREEZING OF COSON BANK ACCOUNTS OBTAINED FRAUDULENTLY

 

These are not the best of times for self-styled music man, Pretty Okafor who with Toju Ejueyitchie of Premier Music and Ivory Music in December 2018, went behind the backs of the leadership of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) to obtain an ex-parte court injunction to freeze the bank accounts of COSON, the nation’s most admired organization in the creative industry.

 

On February 6, 2019, the tables were turned at the Federal High Court Lagos as Hon Justice Mohammed Hassan did not only discharge the ex-parte order, but struck out the entire case of Pretty Okafor, Toju Ejueyitichie’s Premier Music and Ivory Music. According to the judge, there was significant suppression of facts in the application based on which the order was granted and the court lacked jurisdiction to even hear the case. The decision of the judge has attracted wide jubilation among the members of COSON across the nation.

 

The big problem is that to obtain the discarded injunction, Pretty Okafor in his name and on behalf of Premier Music and Ivory Music swore to an affidavit in which they entered into an undertaking that they will pay damages to COSON if at the end of the day, it is determined that the injunction ought not to have been granted.

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Now, the hunters have become the hunted. COSON lawyer, James Ononiwu of the famed Ikeja based law firm of the Whitedove Solicitors has written to Pretty Okafor, Premier Music and Ivory Music demanding from them the sum of =N=150 Million Naira in damages in accordance with their undertaking.

 

In the letters dated February 12, 2019, Mr. Ononiwu wrote, “There is no question that the Interim Orders of Mareva Injunction obtained by you and referred to herein ought not to have been granted as it was obtained fraudulently, with significant suppression and concealment of facts and is a product of a terrible abuse of the processes of the Federal High Court.

 

“As a result of the said Interim Orders of Mareva Injunction of 30th November, 2018, resulting in the freezing of the 1st Defendant’s bank accounts in Diamond Bank Plc, First Bank of Nigeria Ltd and United Bank for Africa Plc, the 1st Defendant has been subjected to a harrowing period and has suffered severe damages”

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Mr. Oniniwu enumerated the damages to include the inability to pay staff salaries and allowances for a significant period including the Christmas Period of 2018 and New Year, 2019 and the mental anguish suffered by the over 4,000 members of COSON whose royalties remained unpaid as at the time due.

 

According to the COSON lawyer, “Consistent with the undertaking entered by you for damages, a condition under which the said orders were made, our client by this letter demands from the Plaintiffs the sum of =N=150,000,000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) jointly and severally as damages for the Interim Orders of Mareva Injunction of 30th November, 2018 which you obtained against our clients fraudulently, with significant suppression and concealment of facts and which is a product of a terrible abuse of the processes of the Federal High Court”.

 

In conclusion, Mr. Ononiwu wrote, “Be informed that if within fourteen days of the receipt of this letter, you fail, neglect or refuse to meet the demands of our client, our instructions are to use every process known to law to ensure that you meet your obligations to our clients”.

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How I Got Accepted Into The Big League Of The Music Industry-Burna Boy

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Burna Boy has revealed the easiest way to make it in the music industry.

The musician who has been accepted in the music industry has explained how he did it.

Speaking during an interview, he attributed his local acceptance to his global acceptance.

According to him, “Nigerians love me a lot more now because they can see that the whole world likes me, too. They think I’m something special, but I’m not. I’m just a human whose skill is making

Said to be worth 22 Million Naira, the singer refuses the tag of a rich man saying that there is a lot of poverty where he comes from and that you can only be as rich as where you are from.

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N4m Fraud: Why Davido Was Dragged To Court

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Hip pop singer, Davido, has been dragged before an Igbosere Magistrate Court in Lagos State.

The singer was dragged to  court over an alleged fraud of N4, 000,000.00.

In the matter which came up for mentioning on May 23, Adedeji Adeleke popular as Davido, his Personal Assistant Busari Idris Temitiope also known as Aloma and the artiste’s label Davido Music Worldwide Limited were listed as defendants in the suit marked MCL/702/19.

Davido Dragged To Court Over alleged N4, 000,000 (Four Million Naira) Fraud

According to the statement of claim,  Davido and his Personal Assistant are being sued for fraudulently obtaining the sum of N4, 000,000.00 only from an American-based Nigerian named Andre- Tejiri Ochuko Ibhihwiori.

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The up and coming act, an artiste on Always on Cash Record had parted with the money as fee to feature in a musical collabo with artist Tjay sometime in January, 2019. However, Davido has not made himself available for the music collabo or refund the money.

The plaintiff is already asking for 15% interest on the principal sum of N4,000,000.00 from the date of payment to any date that the sum is finally liquidated.

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Davido Dragged To Court Over alleged N4, 000,000 (Four Million Naira) Fraud

Interestingly, when the matter was called neither of the defendants were in court nor were they represented by their lawyers.

The claimant in the case, Alabh George Turnah, (MON) informed the court that the defendants according to the bailiff of the court refused to accept service of the originating processes. He there pleaded with the court for an order for substituted service, which the Court granted.

 

Davido Dragged To Court Over alleged N4, 000,000 (Four Million Naira) Fraud

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I Remain In My House, Mercy Aigbe Denies Returning To Embattled Husband, Lanre Gentry

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Thespian, Mercy Aigbe, has denied claims allegedly made by her estranged husband Lanre Gentry, that they are back together.

While granting an interview, Lanre Gentry, was quoted to have said that the thespian is back to his house.

The couple had a marital crisis two years ago that saw Gentry battering his wife and subsequently saw them separating on grounds of domestic, putting an end to their seven years of marriage.

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The hotelier was quoted to have said:

“We are not in court and we don’t have any issues (again). She is my wife and the court case is over. She is back to my house.

“Women are usually misled by their friends. When a woman is in the midst of her friends, many things happen. However, when they realise that they have done something wrong, then they are good to go. We give thanks to God.”

Mercy Aigbe who is not in the country has however refuted the claims by Gentry, adding that her ex was sseeking attention and that she remains in her house.

She reportedly said “What is wrong with Baba Juwon? And why are people still calling him to ask unnecessary questions? He just wants publicity. I stay in my own house.”

 

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