Nigerian Singer, Anidugbe Daniel, aka Kiss Daniel, who just released his latest song, ‘No Do’, under his new record label, Flyboy Inc, has been dragged to court by former record label, G-Worldwide.
9jasoundtv gathered that G-Worldwide accused Daniel of “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.”
Therefore, G-Worldwide’s lawyers, Calmhill Partners, in a statement, said a Federal High Court in Lagos had on November 30, granted an order that all parties should maintain the status quo under the contract and adjourned the case till January 9, 2018.
The company further warned the members of the public against contracting any business with Kiss Daniel.
“The general public and the whole world is further cautioned that as the matter is now before a court of law (subjudice), and following the order to maintain status quo, any unauthorized upload, distribution, exploitation, performance, sales, and use of the songs (from the New Era andEvolution albums), or stage name ‘Kiss Daniel’, in any show, event, downloading or streaming platform, will be in violation of the order of the Federal High Court.
“Anyone who does or continues to do so shall be liable as an accomplice for contempt of court, and the full weight of the law will be brought against that person as a contemnor. Any person or organization who negotiates, or enters into any agreement with Mr. Anidugbe to engage him on the basis of his presumed rights over the songs in both albums, or the use of the stage name ‘Kiss Daniel’, does so at his or her own risk and peril.”
“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,” the statement said.
However, a representative of Flyboy Inc, according to Punch, who refused to give his name, said the company was not aware of any court order.
“We are not aware of any court order. The official status of Kiss Daniel is Flyboy Inc and that’s what he’s operating with. I cannot say if his contract with G-Worldwide has been dissolved but to the best of my knowledge, he is with Flyboy Inc now. His new single was released under Flyboy and all other activities would be with the label as well,”