Court dismisses lawsuit against Black Sherif over cancelled Afro Cruise Jam concert

November 16, 2023
High Court
Black Sherif

An High Court has ruled in favour of Ghanaian musician in a case brought against him by Cruise People Ltd.

The company accused the artist of breaching a contract, resulting in the cancellation of the ‘Afro Cruise Jam' concert scheduled for August 2023 in Athens, Greece.

The court dismissed the case, emphasizing that it lacked jurisdiction as the contract stipulated legal proceedings should occur in the .

Black Sherif's lawyers successfully argued that the parties involved were Ghanaians conducting business in Ghana.

Presiding over the case, Judge Mariama Sammo supported the musician's position, noting that none of the addresses provided by the party initiating the contract were located in Ghana.

Consequently, the court had no alternative but to reject the case against Black Sherif.


Cruise People Ltd sought to book Black Sherif for a cruise ship performance, making an initial deposit of $20,000 out of a $40,000 booking fee.

The contract allegedly lacked a requirement for promotional videos, but the complainant later demanded them under threat of cancelling the contract, leading to the singer's agents refunding the initial deposit.

Despite this, the complainant insisted on a $50,000 reimbursement, sparking further disputes and threats of legal action, including reporting the case to the police for breach of contract and fraud allegations.

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