The headlining court case between reigning Ghana Music Awards ‘Artiste of the Year’ Winner, Shatta Wale and event organizers, Charterhouse and their head, Iyiola Ayoade – is sure to go its full stretch, contrary to talks that the case might be settled out of the court room.
During the hearing of the case on October 20, 2014, Shatta Wale’s lawyer pleaded with the court for an out-of-court settlement and asked for one month, within which they believe the case might have been settled amicably between the two parties; but indications are clear that the posturing and proclamations from the two disputing parties show that, no settlement is being discussed.
The industry is thorn with mixed feelings as a section are pleading for the out-of-court settlement while another section wishes to see the case travel its full legal length, however, Public Relations for Charterhouse, George Quaye disclosed that his outfit are yet to see any meaningful effort from Shatta’s camp in settling the case – although his lawyer did submit an official letter requesting for an out-of-court settlement.
Asked about the efforts made by Charterhouse in settling the case out of court, he stated: “At our end, it’s not even come up for discussion yet.
We have been busy with projects, ‘Barney,’ ‘Challenge, ‘Miss Malaika Pageant’ plus tons of corporate events to handle.
With no efforts being made by both parties to settle the case, all is therefore set for them to re-appear in court on November 3, 2014 as ordered by the judge.
Asked if Charterhouse is only waiting to see off the case on November 3, George Quaye responded,” Yes!”
On 2nd October 2014, Charterhouse sued Shatta Wale for defamation, seeking damages of GH10million. This was after the self-acclaimed Dancehall King, made derogatory videos against the events company and its CEO, Iyiola Ayoade.
An Accra Fast Track High Court on Monday October 20, 2014 sat to hear the case involving Mr. Iyiola Ayoade and Shatta Wale, real name Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr. The artiste was represented in court by his father and manager for Administration, Mr. Mensah and his Manager for PR, Asiamah Hanson aka Bulldog.
At the end of the hearing, the court granted an interlocutory injunction against Shatta Wale meaning that, Shatta Wale is barred from releasing anything against Charterhouse or anybody affiliated with Charterhouse be it in writing on social media, in music, radio, TV, video or through any other form of communication or publication.
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