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Charly Boy Ready To Sue Record Company For Contract Breach Signed In 1988

Renowned Nigerian musician and activist Charles Emeka Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has recently issued a stern warning of legal action against Premier Records Limited, his previous record label. The basis for this legal action stems from allegations of the record label’s violation of a contract signed in 1988. Charly Boy has clarified that he intends to pursue this matter to the fullest extent of the law to seek justice and hold the record label accountable for its actions.

Charly Boy Ready To Sue Record Company For Contract Breach Signed In 1988, Yours Truly, News, April 22, 2024

In a letter dated June 19, 2023, issued by his lawyer Rockson Igelige, Charly Boy claimed that his record label had violated the terms of their agreement signed 35 years ago. The letter stated that the singer had signed “artists recording contracts” with the company in 1988, 1990, and recently, which have all expired. Despite the expiration of these contracts, Premier Records was allegedly still breaching copyrights to his musical works. The statement was made on behalf of Charly Boy. It read,

“On our client’s instructions, we demand that your company hand over our client’s master tapes, artworks, promo collateral for the music and other relevant and confidential information with your company within 30 days of the date of this letter. We also demand your company’s payment of our client’s outstanding royalties. We have our client’s instructions to formally inform your company to stop further breach of our client’s copyrights to the musical works under the musical albums and single(s) produced during the aforesaid expired contract period.

“This is as a result of the fact that the condition precedent as well as the consideration for the contracts were not met and furnished. This serves as a legal notice that further breach after the receipt of this letter will attract legal action”

Charly Boy Ready To Sue Record Company For Contract Breach Signed In 1988, Yours Truly, News, April 22, 2024

As of when this report was filed, Premier Records has not responded to the allegation.

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