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Tanasha sued by Kenyan in US

Britanny Jones, a Kenyan-US-based singer has filed a lawsuit against socialite and musician Tanasha Donna seeking over Sh618,000 compensation for breach of a music agreement pact between them.

In the suit filed at Small Claims Court, Nairobi, Ms Jones has also enjoined Tanasha’s agent Geoffrey Muema Mutunga as the second respondent.

Britanny accuses the duo of swindling her money, for breaching their music collaboration agreement. The singer says on or around November 11, 2021, she sent USD 1020 (Sh130,355 at current exchange) to Tanasha’s agent Mr Mumea through Mpesa as a down payment for the music collaboration.

On November 12, 2021, Ms Jones and Ms Tanasha executed a music collaboration agreement. According to the agreement, Tanasha was to provide a verse for their collaboration song, show up for the video shoot, help in marketing of the song and give all the rights of the songs to Ms Jones.

In return, under the same agreement, Ms Jones was to pay Tanasha Sh200,000 as payment for the collaboration and finance the audio and video production.

Tanasha’s payment was to be paid in two installments, Sh100,000 as down payment and the balance before the video shoot.

Ms Jones claims that, despite keeping her end of bargain as per the contract obligations, Tanasha has shown no willingness to comply almost three years now even after sending her and Muema a demand notice.

“the claimant’s attempt to get the 1st respondent (Tanasha) to perform her contractual obligations have borne no fruits since she has refused and/or neglected to provide a verse for the song,” Jones’ lawyer states in the court documents. Tanasha also never showed up for the video shoot that was to be shot in Kenya.

Brittany now says she is seeking to recover from Tanasha USD 472.50 (Sh60,385) she spent on an air ticket to Kenya from Houston to Nairobi for the shoot.

She also wants the court to award her a compensation of USD 3096.37 (Sh396,000), amount she spent on accommodation and other expenses while in Nairobi for the shoot.

Brittany is also seeking to recover USD 250 (Sh32,000) from Muema. “Further, the claimant contends that the 2nd respondent through fraud and misrepresentation received clothes worth USD 250 from her.

The 2nd respondent promised to refund the monies spent in purchasing the said clothes but failed to do so upon delivery of the clothes,” Brittany claims.

In her prayers to court, Brittany seeks a judgment of a total sum of USD 4838.87 (Sh618,403) entered in her favour against Tanasha and Muema plus any other compensation that the court will deem fit for the breach of the contract.