An Accra High Court has summoned Ghanaian rapper, Micheal Owusu Addo, popularly known as Sarkodie to testify on a matter he has knowledge in.
According to the writ of summon, Sarkodie is expected to appear before the High Court on Monday, July 13, 2022, to give evidence on behalf of the plaintiff or the defendant.
The case involves Jude Osei versus Kantanka Automobile, Kwadwo Safo Jnr. Kantanka Automobile and Kwadwo Safo Jnr. have been sued over a failed social media promise with an account kantanka_daily.
In a writ issued on May 14, 2019, Plaintiff Jude Osei said he received a message on Kantaka Automobile private message to share a picture of Kantaka Automobile car on Twitter and if he was able to get 30,000 retweets, he would be rewarded a Kantanka Mensa car.
After almost a year, Jude Osei was able to gain 30,000 retweets. He subsequently sent a message to Kantanka for his reward but around the time he asked for his car, Kantanka automobile issued a disclaimer that the general public should treat any tweet offering Kantanka Mensa for 30,000 retweets as a hoax.
Jude Osei raised concerns as to why the company was silent and never issued a disclaimer for almost a year and only announced it after he had gained over 30,000 retweets. Based on this, he headed to court.
Jude Osei’s lawyer, Felix Nana Osei argued that the account is not fake as the handle was once used to tweet a message to Sarkodie to which the rapper responded.
The tweet was also retweeted by Kwadwo Kantanka Jnr. with the same handle, Kantanka_daily.
The lawyer also argues that, even if the account was fake, the company should not have waited for over a year before issuing a disclaimer.
They are however demanding: “A declaration that at all material times the Defendants caused, allowed and or permitted me @kantanka daily Twitter account to carry itself as an agent of the 1st Defendant, damages for breach of contract and a declaration that @kantanka_daily entered into a valid contract with the Plaintiff to the knowledge of the Defendants among others”.
Sarkodie & R2Bees to hold New York concert
This is coming at a time when Sarkodie and music group R2Bees are readying to treat their fans in New York to a concert. They have been planning this concert for a long time. The concert dubbed ‘It’s About Time’ is expected to take place on 30th July 2022, at the Palladium-Times Square in New York City.
Sharing the news on Twitter, Sarkodie wrote “one Night R2BEES x SARK under one roof! New York City…The states about to get served“.
In a promo video posted on the microblogging platform, the three artists, Mugees, Paedae, and Sarkodie in a conference call spoke about how they would excite their fans.
“It’s about time we mount some major concert outside Ghana, I’m thinking New York,” the ‘Rollies and Cigars’ hitmaker stated.
Meanwhile, Omar Sterling of R2bees disclosed some upcoming Ghanaian musicians will be given the chance to grace the event in style.
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