Anonymous Music has responded to the multi-million naira lawsuit filed by its estranged musician Bad Boy Timz through which states that the artist’s contract with the music label had been terminated and that he seeks N200 million and a public apology from the label.
The Embattled Nigerian is also threatening a N900, 000,000 lawsuits against his estranged record label after he was arrested for alleged breach of contract he signed with Anonymous Music.
Recall that the record label sponsoring the Headies award-winning Nigerian singer had earlier issued an official statement on the arrest of the musician signed onto its stable.
This came after Bad Boy Timz had earlier taken to social media to deny that he was arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force in Abuja over his alleged involvement in fraudulent activities.
But was later learnt that that the record label effected the arrest of Bad Boy Timz after it was discovered that the artiste and his manager, Jerry Adibe of Slippery Entertainment, are suspected of being involved in what appears to be the diversion of monies belonging and accruing to the label for their personal use.
Bad Boy Timz has thus replied his record label through his lawyer Seun Ojo in a letter directed at Temple Egemasi and Precious Egemasi, directors of Anonymous Music which documents how Bad Boy Timz was sued for breach of contract by Anonymous Music, to the tune of NGN60 million.
The latter also claims that the video that was leaked to Instablog9ja – which Temple Egemasi has allegedly apologized for in private – is libelous.
BadBoy Timz and his team have since demanded an apology from the aforementioned directors of Anonymous Music. They also demand that the apology be published in three newspapers alongside a payment of NGN200 million for the alleged libelous video published on Instablog9ja.
The letter also stated that failure to meet any of those terms will result in a NGN900 million libel suit against the aforementioned directors of Anonymous Music and their company itself.
However, Anonymous Music has responded to the letter by the counsel of Bad Boy Timz in a statement denying that it leaked said video to Instablog9ja and warns that it doesn’t fear lawsuits.
The statement reads thus; “Our attention has been brought to the fact that Olorunyomi Oloruntimilehin Timothy “the Artiste” (BadBoyTimz) signed to Anonymous Music “the Label”, made a publication dated the 23 May 2021 suggesting to the general public that his contract with the label stands terminated. This release is misleading and unnecessarily sensational.
“Regarding the alleged libelous publication, the Label maintains the facts that the dispute between the Label and the Artiste, emanates from the artiste diverting monies owing, belonging and accruing to the Label. The petition lodged by the Label with the Nigeria Police Force disclosed criminal elements.
“Meanwhile, the video of the Artiste’s arrest was not and could not have been published by the Label; anyone present at the time of arrest could have easily recorded and shared the video of his arrest with any of the media houses or bloggers at the press of a button. We are Anonymous Music we do not seek or utilize media stunts in respect of serious issues.
“Finally, as regards the Artiste demands via his solicitor’s letter dated 23rd May, 2021, Anonymous Music is not impressed or intimidated by threats to the Label. We are prepared to defend and prosecute any legal action in the best interest of the Label and the Industry as a whole.
“We are reminded of the popular saying, “Nearly all men will claim to be virtuous, but if you want to test a man’s character give him money”. What we do, we do for ourselves, the Industry and for posterity.
“This is therefore to remind the general public that our position still stands, anyone who deals with or continues to deal with the Artiste without the Label’s authorization, clearance or approval does so at their own risk.”
The statement signed by Fechi Marcel for Anonymous added, “Anonymous Music entered into an exclusive 5-year Recording and Performance Contract (the “Contract”) with Olurunyomi Oloruntimilehin Timothy A.K.A BadboyTimz the “Artiste” in 2019. By the exclusive nature of the Contract, the Artiste is not permitted to, amongst other things, engage in features, collaborations, recording of masters (songs), performances and/or production of records/recordings with persons other than the Label, without the consent or authorization of the Label.”