Court Acquints Brymo
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 yesterday in Ikoyi Lagos, the presiding judge stated that the singer needs to continue his career while the case is before the court.
‘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,’ Justice Buba said.
At the court sitting, Chocolate City’s counsel, T.O Lawal, insisted that the primary concern of the court should be the case of the contract breach by Brymo and not the failure of Chocolate City to fulfil its promise as accused by Brymo.‘Because of the peculiarity of Brymo’s job, money cannot compensate the record label so the injunction should stand’.
Brymo’s counsel, Nike Olagbede, after apologising to the court for her unruly behaviour last week, argued that Brymo was right to quit the record label, as the latter could not fulfil its promises.
‘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,‘ she told the court.
Brymo’s counsel also told the court 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. The case has been adjourned till March 19, 2014.
Dressed in all-black native attire, Brymo was in court with his father and his girlfriend. The artiste declined to comment on the judge’s interlocutory ruling.
Olagbede confirmed the lifting of the injunction, but was reluctant to speak further on the case.
‘I don’t have the full details of what the judge just said. The injunction, of a truth, has been lifted, but I cannot say more at this point until I get the details,’ No well-known Chocolate City rep was present at the court and the counsels were not available to comment on the lifting of the injunction against Brymo.