Nigerian singer, Anidugbe Tobiloba Daniel known popularly as Kiss Daniel has been taken to court by his former label, G-Worldwide Entertainment.
What happened: Kiss Daniel just recently floated his own label Flyboy I.N.C after announcing his exit from the label he had represented for close to 5 years – signing a contract in 2013. He also dropped a new single titled “NO DO“, under the new label.
The reaction: G-Worldwide through their lawyers, Calmhill Partners have, however, now taken the singer to court for “taking steps to appoint a new manager, solicit for bookings, and has continued to negotiate and enter performance agreements in respect of the songs from the album “New Era“, and “Evolution” which is set to be released soon containing singles such as “Yeba“, “For You“, “Senorita“, “Sofa” and others, produced under the contract, including using the stage name ‘Kiss Daniel’ without the company’s prior consent and permission.”
As reported by Punch, a Federal High Court in Lagos on the November 30, ruled that all parties should maintain their status quo pending the final hearing. The court order which was signed by Hon. Justice Babs Kuewumi read:
The import of the order being that the state under which the parties existed under the contract should be preserved until the court makes a determination of the motion on notice filed by the company. All and any dealings in respect of the upload, distribution, and or performance of any of the songs, as well as the use or exploitation of the name ‘Kiss Daniel’, can therefore only be entered or made with the prior written consent and permission of the company as provided under the contract.
It is hereby ordered as follows that in the interim both parties are ordered to maintain the status quo ante bellum under the recording contract pending the hearing of the motion on notice.
Kiss Daniel’s reaction on Twitter:
?This is gonna be a sweet victory ?
— KISS DANIEL (@iamkissdaniel) December 5, 2017