The Commercial Court has dismissed a case filed against Edrisa Musuuza alias Eddy Kenzo, on the grounds that the complainant failed to adhere to the court’s required filing procedure.
In 2022, Events Marketing Agency Luba Events Limited took legal action against Kenzo, seeking over Shs146 million in damages, alleging that the singer breached their performance contract.
According to court documents, in 2020, Kenzo enlisted the services of Luba Events to promote his music in specific regions of the country for the “Eddy Kenzo Festival.”
On January 18, 2020, Kenzo and Luba Events entered into an events purchase agreement in which the agency acquired Kenzo’s performing rights for Shs120 million. As part of the agreement, Lubulwa, representing Luba Events, initially paid Shs40 million to Kenzo and began promoting events in the locations where Kenzo was scheduled to perform.
The singer was slated to perform on various dates at Kololo Airstrip, Mbale Street, Mbarara Agip Motel, and Masaka-Maria Flo.
In response, Kenzo asserted that Luba Events never contacted him or proposed any future performance dates. He argued that the contract between him and the events marketing agency had been discharged due to the frustration caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown in the country.
Kenzo further claimed that Luba Events had received compensation from the government under the COVID-19 Stimulus Fund through the Uganda National Cultural Centre after submitting a claim related to his cancelled concert.
On Monday, Justice Anna Mugenyi dismissed the suit, citing the Agency’s failure to follow the necessary steps to have the case heard and determined by the court.