The Cruise People Limited, the business involved in the current legal issue with Ghanaian musician Black Sherif, has formally sued him for alleged contract breach.
The lawsuit, which was filed in the High Court, alleges that the performer broke his word and caused the Afro Cruise Jam performance, which he was supposed to headline in August, to be postponed.
Black Sherif was hired for the cruise event, and the lawsuit claims they wanted him to make a video certifying his attendance at the event held in Greece after paying half of his booking fee ($20,000).
But according to reports, the artist failed to deliver the film as promised, which resulted in the cancellation of the reservation and a loss of $18,000 for renting cabins on the cruise ship.
The event’s organizers contend that Black Sherif’s reluctance to confirm his attendance put the entire affair in jeopardy because his accessibility was essential to drawing attendees.
They contend that this behaviour amounts to a serious violation of the contract and justifies legal action.
In the legal action, Cruise People Limited is requesting the reimbursement of the $20,000 booking fee as well as $18,000 to compensate for the expenses associated with lost cabin reservations. Additionally, they are asking for interest to be paid on the $20,000 from April 18, 2023, until the last payment is made.
Additionally, the organizers are seeking $50,000 in lost profits resulting from the alleged breach of contract.
Below are the reliefs being sought by the plaintiff reported by 3news.com:
a. An Order directed at the Defendant to pay the Plaintiff USD20, 000.00 being the part payment of the fee paid to the Defendant;
b. Payment of interest on the USD20, 000.00 from the 18th April, 2023 up to the date of final payment;
c. An Order directed at the Defendant to pay the Plaintiff USD18, 000.00 being the money lost in securing the cabins in the cruise ship;
d. An Order directed at the Defendant to pay the Plaintiff USD50,000.00 being lost profits occasioned by the Defendant’s breach of the agreement;
e.An Order directed at the Defendant to pay to the Plaintiff the Ghc65, 000.00 which was paid to the Multimedia Group with the sole purpose of advertising the video clip of the Defendant which the Defendant refused to make available;
General damages for breach of contract;
g. Costs inclusive of legal fees.
h. Any other reliefs the Honourable Court deems fit.