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  • Updated: November 01, 2023

Legal Battle: Pinnick Slams Davido With N2.3 Billion Lawsuit

Legal Battle: Pinnick Slams Davido With N2.3 Billion Lawsuit

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The organisers of the annual ‘Warri Again Concert’, Brownhill Investments Company Limited, have initiated a N2.3 billion lawsuit against popular Nigerian hip-hop artiste, Davido, over an alleged breach of agreement/contract.

The case has been filed before the Delta State High Court in Effurun.

Brownhill Investments Company Limited, owned by the former President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, is seeking N2 billion as general damages against Davido and his music label, Davido Music Worldwide Limited.

He also wants N150 million as legal and professional fees and N30 million as the cost of filing the suit.

Pinnick demands a court order for Davido to tender a public apology on all of his social media accounts/handles and in two national daily newspapers for four consecutive days, directed to the claimant and attendees.

According to the statement of claim, the claimant noted that in early 2023, Davido approached Pinnick at the Abuja Airport and requested to be engaged for the 19th edition of the ‘Warri Again Concert’ event, scheduled for October 6, 2023.

After some reluctance from Pinnick, they agreed on a performance fee of N70 million.

A sum of US$94,500 (equivalent to N70 million) was paid on April 6, 2023, and acknowledged by the defendants.

Davido did a promotional video for the event but failed to show up on the actual day. The claimant expended significant resources on print and social media advertising and promotions.

A formal letter of reminder with the flight itinerary of a private jet chartered to convey Davido and his team was sent to Davido a week before the event, incurring additional expenses of $18,000.

Despite these preparations, Davido and his team did not appear on the day of the event, causing financial losses and disappointment to the organisers.

Brownhill Investments is seeking the payment of $94,500 as full compensation for engaging Davido’s services.

The case is set to unfold in the Delta State High Court.

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