The un going saga between Brymo and Chocolate City took a new turned yesterday in court when the judge Justice Buba I.N reportedly opt out of it after been termed bias in his handling of the case.
During cross-examination of the case in court yesterday,chocolate City counsel T.O Lawal claimed that the dispute between both parties is as a result of the song writer promotion of hard drugs on his social network accounts.
‘I want to put it to you that one of the reasons you had problems with the plaintiff (Chocolate City) was because you were promoting hard drugs on your social network accounts. I was made to understand
by the record label that your conducts and promotion of hard drugs like Indian hemp made the record label to lose a potential N20M endorsement deal for you with a major telecommunication company. Negotiations were ongoing about the deal, but it was called off,’ Lawal said to Brymo.
The statement was countered by the Judge who said ‘The plaintiff cannot have a problem with a singer promoting hard drugs because that is what they all do. We are all fans of Fela and Bob Marley, and they promoted these things.’
Not happy with the Judge's comment T.O Lawal expressed his unhappiness and noted the Judge was being biased.
To settle things the Judge stated he will handle the case to another Judge to ensure fair hearings to both parties.
During the session Brymo was called to the witness box for questioning and he revealed his dealings with Chocolate City.
Brymo stated he and Audu Maikori had verbal agreement to part ways.
‘We had a discussion at Chocolate City’s office in Lekki in December 2012, when he told me I can leave the label. I was not happy with the way I was being treated by the label and we agreed to stop working together. He was to give me a document to that effect but he later changed his mind,’ Brymo told the court.
Brymo was present yesterday in court with his girlfriend but his father was absent.
It should be remembered that Brymo posted on his twitter account last year that he had left chocolate City which he tweeted May 28,2013 ‘It
is true, I have left chocolate city‘
The court will soon announce the new judge for the case and a resumption date for the hearing.