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G Worldwide Sues Kizz Daniel For N500 Million

Pearl Emmanuel

A few years ago, Nigerian singer, Kizz Daniel, was intertwined in a contractual dispute with his former record label, G Worldwide.

The problem stemmed from his desire to breach the terms of his contract and exit the label without fulfilling the terms of his contract.

As a result of the dispute, an injunction prevented him from performing throughout the festive period of December 2017.

The court battle which began getting messy led to the artist changing his name from 'Kiss' to 'Kizz.'

G Worldwide also went ahead to trademark the name, 'Kiss.' While in G Worldwide, he released his critically acclaimed and commercially successful Headies-winning 2016 debut album, 'New Era'.

However, starting in 2018, he was able to release music again through his own record label, Flyboy Entertainment, and went ahead to release his sophomore album, 'No Bad Songz', on the label. But now, G Worldwide has slammed him with another lawsuit for N500 million.

G Worldwide and its counsel, Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has filed the suit, seeking legal redress for breach of recording contract against the artiste and infringement of its intellectual property rights by the artist. The matter is before a High Court sitting in Lagos.

However, when the matter appeared before the High Court on Monday, October 7, 2019, the claimants prayed the court for a stay of proceedings so it can settle the matter via the alternative dispute resolution method, arbitration - a stipulation of the contract signed between both parties.

Another petition before the court was for an amendment of originating processes. The label also seeks N200,000,000 in general damages and N179,499,957.00 in special damages for breach of contract and N150, 000, 000 for contract exit fees, among other reliefs.

The matter has since been adjourned till January 21, 2020 to hear the label’s application.

Kizz Daniel and his management are yet to the react to the latest suit against them.