The Adenta High Court has adjourned the legal proceedings between Cruise People Limited and Ghanaian artiste, Mohammed Ismail Sherif Kwaku Frimpong, known as Black Sherif, to November 16, 2023. During the Thursday, October 19, 2023 hearing, Judge Mariama Sammo instructed both parties to present written arguments rather than verbal ones, using their legal representatives, with a deadline of November 2.
The lawsuit has arisen due to Black Sherif allegedly breaching a contract with Cruise People Limited, leading to the cancellation of Afro Cruise Jam concert planned for August 2023. Black Sherif had filed a motion asserting that the contract stated that any legal issue would be heard in the United Kingdom, thus, making the Adenta High Court in Ghana unfit to adjudicate the case.
However, the legal team for Cruise People Limited countered his claim, stating that the Adenta High Court has jurisdiction to hear the case since both parties operate in Ghana. The case saw appearances from Sherif’s road manager, Frederick Osei, and the CEO of Cruise People Limited, Daniel Vanderpuye, among others.
Cruise People Limited is seeking multiple forms of compensation, including a sum of $20,000, which was a part payment to Black Sherif, $18,000 for securing cabins on the cruise ship, $50,000 for lost profits due to the breach of agreement, and GHS65,000 paid for advertising that the defendant allegedly refused to provide.