Singer Daniel Anidugbe ‘Kiss Daniel’ who recently decamped from former label, G-worldwide after their 4-year contract reportedly ended and Kiss Daniel has since moved on to float his own label dubbed Flyboy Inc under which he has since released his first single titled No Do and is set to drop his first collabo featuring Wizkid in some weeks time.
Kiss Daniel’s exit from his former label has been met with mixed reactions as many assume it is a break off hell for the artiste who was well grounded by his former label. His contract with G-worldwide doesn’t create room for collaboration with artistes other than his label mates. His exit from G-worldwide happened weeks back without so much fuss and many assumed both parties parted on a cordial term but the whole thing has just taken a new turn as his former label has just dragged him to court on the grounds of performing materials released under the imprint of G-worldwide and so many charges including leveraging on the name Kiss Daniel.
Read the full statement below issued by G-Worldwide’s lawyers, Calmhill Partners, it was stated that a Federal High Court in Lagos had on November 30, granted an order that all parties should maintain the status quo under the contract. The company further warned the general public against contracting any business with Kiss Daniel.
A copy of the court order signed by Hon. Justice Babs Kuewumi partly reads, “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.”
The case was adjourned till January 9, 2018.
The statement reads:
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 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.