An Accra High Court has thrown out a lawsuit brought against Ghanaian musician Black Sherif by Cruise People Ltd.
The company accused the artist of breaching an agreement, leading to the cancellation of the ‘Afro Cruise Jam’ concert in Athens, Greece.
The complainant who sought to book Black Sherif for a cruise ship performance initially deposited $20,000 out of a $40,000 booking fee to the singer’s international agency.
The contract lacked a requirement for promotional videos. However, the cruise organizer demanded the videos under threat of canceling the contract, constituting a breach.
In response, Black Sherif’s agents, in good faith, refunded the initial deposit, as the contract did not mandate promotional videos.
Despite this, the complainant insisted on a $50,000 reimbursement, escalating the situation, leading to the involvement of law enforcement, alleging breach of contract and fraud.
Black Sherif’s lawyers argued that the court lacked jurisdiction, as the contract specified legal proceedings in the United Kingdom.
The court sided with Black Sherif’s legal team, emphasizing that none of the addresses provided by the party initiating the contract were in Ghana.