Dynamic Minds League (DML), organizers of the popular Harmattan Carnival that holds annually in Anambra state has sued Runtown and his label boss, Okwudili Dilly Umenyiora before a Lagos State High Court over Runtown’s breach of musical performance contract at the event. Runtown was due to headline the last edition of the annual Carnival which held on 1st January, 2015, but didn’t eventually show up to the event even after having been paid fully his appearance/performance fee.
The Harmattan Carnival which is Anambra’s oldest carnival has been held annually during the yuletide season since 1992. Past editions of the event have featured ace Nigerian musical talents like Phyno, Nigga Raw, Stormrex and a host of others.
DML, the organizers is a group comprising of young professionals and students from Anambra with a mission to promote and contribute to the development of their town and state, claims they paid Runtown his full agreed performance fee in December, 2014 and fulfilled all agreed obligations, but Runtown failed to turn up for the event. According to the group, All diplomatic efforts made since then to secure a refund of his appearance fee has proven abortive.
The group has proceeded to filing a lawsuit at the Lagos State High Court demanding an apology from Runtown, as well as a refund of performance fees, logistics costs and a token amount for damages incurred.