Russian Based Ghanaian DJ Sues Sarkodie For Failure To Play A Scheduled Show In Russia

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This is something we hear about all the time, artists being unable to play a show for one reason or another, incurring huge losses to those promoting the show- inevitably, their a** gets sued for it.

Often we don’t play by the rules in this our industry, but if someone knows the rules and decides to enforce them- there could be some trouble for the offending artiste.

Ghanain DJ and promoter Lawrence Ampene Larson Darko, who is studying in Russia, has sued Sarkodie for wimping out on a show and thus causing him to make huge losses.

Darko’s suit, which he filed at the High Court in Accra, details how the whole thing went down. As a student in Russia, he heard of Sarkodie’s European tour and decided to book him for a show in Russia.

After agreeing on a fee of €8,000 (of which he paid half), he proceeded to promote the show, hire a venue, and make several other preparations which all cost him money- in preparation for the appearance of Sark.

However, according to the writ, Sarkodie and his team applied for their Russian visas in France, which led to a refusal of their request. He therefore was not able to make the show, which was scheduled for November.

He subsequently tallied his losses and asked for a refund, but got only €2,000, no apology, and no money. He is suing for his calculated losses of €11,656, damages, and cost of legal fees.

Check out the writ below..



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