Nigerian singer Cynthia Morgan has brought her former record label boss Jude Okoye to court.
This tells us that the battle between dancehall singer Jude Okoye is far from over, as the German Juice singer has taken legal action against Okoye.
Godmother, formerly known as Cynthia Morgan, took Okoye to court for liability for her intellectual property during their time together.
In a court document obtained by The Punch that was presented to the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos; Dated November 26, 2020, the singer demanded a full account of her intellectual property income and expenses from the defendant, Northside Entertainment Limited, owned by Jude Okoye.
According to court documents, “it was agreed that the compensation owed to the plaintiff would be withheld by the defendant’s company until the expenses incurred in promoting the plaintiff could be reimbursed.”
This simply means that the singer will not be paid until Okoye recovers all the money he spent promoting his craft.
However, Cynthia Morgan claimed that since she signed a contract with Okoye’s Northside Entertainment on September 25, 2013, she had spent around N8.5 million on it.
This includes the rental payment of Naira 1.5 million; purchase of a 2012 Range Rover car worth $ 6 million; and car maintenance, which cost N1m, excluding the cost of ten music videos (the number of which was not stated).
In addition, he expressed dissatisfaction with Okoye’s accounts about the profits he claimed to have made from his intellectual property.
He added that “all his requests (for documents) have been received with vague and ambiguous rebuttals” despite Okoye’s claim that he still owes Northside Entertainment.
However, the Bad Girl Special singer argued that she “achieved unprecedented success as a pioneering dancehall artist in Nigeria”, suggesting that she has earned more than Okoye stated and “questions the defendant’s claim that she has not recovered. the disbursement of the investment “; that is, how much was spent on the singer.
As such, Godmother demands full payment of any amounts owed if the court finds Okoye guilty after reviewing the account statements during the trial.
As seen in the document, the singer also demands:
An order directing the defendant to provide the plaintiff with complete accounts that include, but are not limited to, all earnings, expenses, royalties under any title, owed and accrued from the contract between the parties dated September 25, 2013.
A CONSEQUENTIAL ORDER directing the Respondent to pay the PLAINTIFF, all outstanding monies owed to her in taking the accounts, including but not limited to royalties, fees, fees of any kind from the date of the first violation to date.
INTEREST BEFORE THE JUDGMENT at a rate of 20% ANNUAL from the date of the first offense.
POST-SENTENCE INTERESTS At the rate of 10% ANNUAL from the date of the judgment until its total settlement.
Meanwhile, when The Punch contacted Jude Okoye for her response, he declined to comment or grant an interview, simply saying; “I’m not giving interviews … run whatever you want to run, I’m not giving interviews, that’s all.”