A US Supreme Federal Court in New York has allegedly slammed an injunction against superstar musical artist Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy. The injunction prevents him from performing at any event venue or any form of recording anywhere in USA & Canada for the time being unless he settles with the New York-based promotion company Vibesland Entertainment, LLC founded by Promoter/Producer Niyi Fatogun.
Burna Boy is an independent artist signed under the Burna Boy Ltd and released his OAS LP under Spaceship Entertainment label that presently holds the copyright to all his music. He was sued in the Federal Court by Vibesland Entertainment, LLC on allegations that he signed a contract for 2016 USA & Canada Tour, failed to turn up, postponed the tour which put the promoter Vibesland Entertainment, LLC in serious debt in the United States.
Vibesland Entertainment, LLC was said to have invested up to $25,000 US Dollars in preparation and facilitating burna boy postponed USA & Canada. The issue started after the promoter Vibesland Entertainment, LLC obtained USA Work Permit approval visa for Burna Boy, then Burna Boy failed to honour the contractual agreement.
Burna Boy’s Management claims were the Promoter didn’t pay the deposit as stated in the contract between Vibesland Entertainment, LLC & Burna Boy Ltd. The said promoter who was the official tour agent for the 2016 Burna Boy USA & CANADA Tour travelled to London, England with a cheque of $75,000.00 to meet Burna Boy’s Managment for deposit of 10 cities. The promoter said when he got to London, the United Kingdom, Burna Boy’s Managment brought up discussion of a third party company (AEG) which wasn’t part of the initial contract signed on June 29th, 2016. Vibesland Entertainment, LLC believed it was very risky to pay $75,000 dollars deposit to Burna Boy’s Managment that’s already declared they signed a contract with a third party for the same USA tour. At that point, the promoter refused to release the payment (cheque) until everything is straightforward to avoid losing $75,000. As at the time of this press release, the promoter stated, “Why would I give a cheque deposit for 10 cities worth $75,000 to BURNA BOY LTD when I was told that a third party company (AEG) already took five (5) major cities out of 10 cities agreed in the contract.
The promoter, Niyi Fatogun hired professional entertainment lawyer Takena Barango to represent Vibesland Entertainment, LLC on Wednesday MAY 17th, 2017 at the Supreme Court in New York, The Judge ordered a court Injunction on Burna Boy Outside US Tour, until Burna Boy Ltd settles the promoter for the financial loss Vibesland Entertainment, LLC suffered due to breach of contract by Burna Boy.