Veteran performer Charles Oputa, often known as Charly Boy, has threatened legal action against Premier Records Limited for allegedly breaking the terms of 35-year-old recording contracts.
This information was revealed in a letter his attorney, Rockson Igelige, sent to the record company on Wednesday.
In a letter dated June 19, 2023, the attorney claimed that Charly Boy had lately as well as in 1988, 1990, and other times signed Artists Recording Contracts with the business.
But he claimed that even if the contracts were no longer in effect, Premier Records was still violating his client’s copyrights.
“In accordance with our client’s instructions, we demand that your business deliver to your business within 30 days of the date of this letter our client’s master tapes, artworks, promotional materials for the music, and other pertinent and private information. We also demand that your business pay the unpaid royalties owed to our customer, according to the letter.
Mr. Igelige claimed that among the CDs in question was the 1990 recording that had the songs “Big Bottom,” “Aids,” “Sexy Lady,” “Mama,” and “Nwata Miss.”
He also mentioned the songs “Akula,” “Sheri,” “Comfort,” “Civilian Barrack,” and “Akula” (instrumental) from the album “U-Turn.”
The album “Reality,” which includes the tracks “Monkey,” “Family Support,” “No. 6 Man,” “Give Mv Life,” “Lagos Life,” and “Baby Come Back,” is also included on the list.
He argued that the agreements made with the business when it was known as Polydor Record in 1988, Polygram Records Limited in 1990, and Premier Records Limited as of the present had expired due to the passage of time.
Therefore, according to Charly Boy’s attorney, “we have our client’s instructions to formally inform your company to stop further breach of our client’s copyrights to the musical works under the musical albums and single(s) produced during the aforesaid expired contract period.” This is due to the fact that the prerequisite condition and the consideration for the contracts were not satisfied and provided.
According to the attorney for Charly Boy, this “serves as a legal notice that further breach after the receipt of this letter will attract legal action.”
“We hope and trust that your organization will comply with our client’s modest demands,” the letter continued.