JamRok Bar and Event Centre has filed a lawsuit against Ghanaian artist Andrew Nii Commey Otoo, better known as Mr. Drew, for failing to fulfill his performance commitment at their event titled ‘Easter Dance Party with Mr. Drew’, scheduled for Monday, April 1, 2024, in Asuogyaman.

According to the organizers, Mr. Drew withdrew from the event despite receiving 50% of his performance fee in advance.

In a press statement dated April 2, 2024, JamRok’s management expressed readiness for the event but stated that Mr. Drew backed out without providing any reason or explanation.

The statement revealed that after receiving payment, Mr. Drew recorded a video confirming his participation in the event.

“On the day of the event, Mr. Drew checked into his hotel around 3pm with three team members to relax and prepare for the evening’s performance. All other artists scheduled to perform had also arrived and checked into their respective hotels.”

Around 12:30 am, organizers attempted to contact Mr. Drew and his team for the performance but received no response. They then went to Mr. Drew’s hotel and found them asleep. After some time, Mr. Drew and his team emerged, got into their car, and drove away.

Subsequently, it was discovered that Mr. Drew drove past the event venue and returned to Accra, abandoning the paid performance.

In a writ of summons issued by the District Magistrate Court – Senchi on April 15, 2024, JamRok Bar and Event Centre is seeking the recovery of GH₵15,000.00, the amount paid to Mr. Drew for the event that he failed to fulfill and should have been refunded since February 12, 2024.

Additionally, they are requesting an order for the recovery of special damages totaling GH₵36,511.00, representing direct costs incurred by the plaintiff in relation to the event. The plaintiff is also seeking general damages of GH₵200,000.00 against the defendants for the significant harm caused to the plaintiff’s brand due to the event’s cancellation.

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