30 July 2016

Tic Tac sues Melcom for GHS 500,000

TictacGhanaian hiplife musician Nana Kwaku Duah, popularly known as Tic Tac, has sued retail supermarket Melcom Limited for damages to the tune of GHS500,000 at the Accra High Court.

The plaintiff stated that he signed a two-year contract to be a brand ambassador for the defendant on 22nd May, 2009 but even though the contract had long expired, the defendant still had his images on its billboards in certain parts of the country, including, but not limited to Tema Roundabout, Tema Main Harbour Road, and a popular restaurant called Agba Maame at Community 3, Tema.

Per the agreement, Tic Tac said the defendant was supposed to remove all the billboard images by 30 November 2011, but failed to do so. The plaintiff said he sighted his images on the defendant’s billboard on 24 May 2016, and took snapshots of them at one of the locations.

“In the contract, after its expiration, within six months, they [Melcom Limited] had to take all his images off. The continued use of his image is a breach of agreement, so, we are asking the court for compensation in terms of damages and loss of other contracts for GHS500,000,” Edem Mensah-Tsotorme, publicist for the musician reiterated in an interview with ClassFMonline.com on Friday July 29.

He pointed out that Tic Tac and his team had earlier informed Melcom to take down the musician’s images, but they refused, prompting them to take legal action against the company.

They are also seeking an order for the removal of the musician’s images from the billboards and any additional damages the court may deem fit.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com

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