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Sports Agency Sue Peter Okoye Over Alleged Breach Of Contract

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Nigerian singer Peter Okoye has been slammed with a N5 billion lawsuit over an alleged breach of contract by a sports agency known as the West African Youth Support and Development Forum (WFYSDF)

According to Prosper Ibezim, a member of the board of directors of the Sports agency, WAYSDF, Peter Okoye was paid a 70% upfront fee to perform at the West African Champions League at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, on June 16, 2019.

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Ibezim said the singer did not show up for the event and refused to take his calls or return messages sent to him.

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Hilma Charles, director of youths and sports and a board member of WAYSDF, said Peter refused to show up for the event, hence portraying the organisers in a bad light as other music acts attended the event.

The agency also claimed the 40-year-old has refused refund the part payment of his appearance fee, N2.8 million.

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In a suit filed in 2020 at the High Court of Anambra State in the Idimili Judicial Division, Holden at Ogidi, the organisation is demanding N5 billion as damages from Mr P for bringing the event into disrepute.

Peter’s manager Emem Ema who also confirmed the suit said the matter will be settled in court.

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