The on-going ‘Bukola Elemide & Another VS Dockland Communications Services’ N700m lawsuit between Nigerian soul singer Asa and weekly publication News of the People is set to resume this Thursday, April 26, 2012. On Thursday, February 23, 2012 a Lagos High Court presided by Justice A.J. Coker adjourned the case till April 26 after the claimants Bukola ‘Asa’ Elemide and her manager Janet Nwose were missing in court.
The 29-year-old, who was represented by her legal counsel Abraham & CO.Yinka Muyiwa opposed the claim, insisting that the singer was in France, performing, stated that their client (Asa) was indisposed, although the defendants counsel. Asa had slammed the lawsuit against the Loye Hamzat-owned celebrity magazine on November 22, 2010, after they published an article portraying the musician as a homosexual. But, through its counsel, the publication says they have done no wrong, as they culled the story from an online publication. Asa, who recently performed at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) on Sunday (the 22nd of April) is back in the country but it is unclear if Asa and her manager will attend the court hearing.
You’ll have to speak with our reps on this please’, Asa’s manager Janet Nwose replied when asked if Asa would attend the hearing.
And when we contacted her reps at RED Media, an exec Adebola Williams, said ‘We’ll get back to you on this’. Asa’s counsel, Abraham & CO. have however assured that they will be in court even though they aren’t sure if Asa will be present. Aṣa (pronounced “Asha”; born 1982) is a Nigerian French singer-songwriter and recording artist. Her stage name “Aṣa” means “Hawk” in Yoruba. Born Bukola Elemide, Aṣa was born in Paris, France to Nigerian parents. She was two years old when her family returned to live in Nigeria. Aṣa grew up in Lagos, in the south-western part of Nigeria.
News culled from ShowBisHub