G-Worldwide Entertainment Drags Kiss Daniel To Court (Photos)


Below is a public announcement by G-worldwide Entertainment concerning
the reported exit of Kiss Daniel from the label. They have filed a suit
in court concerning the contract they have with the Artiste. Details


attention of G-Worldwide Entertainment Limited (‘the Company’) has been
drawn to acts by Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe (alias ‘Kiss Daniel’),
who recently has been making publications on different print media and
social media platforms soliciting for bookings to perform songs from his
album NEW ERA and EVOLUTION. Mr. Anidugbe executed a 7-year Recording
and Artist Management Contract (’the Contract’) with the Company in 2013
and which Contract is still subsisting. Contrary to the express
provisions of the Contract, Mr. Anidugbe has taken steps to appoint a
new manager, solicited 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, both produced under
the Contract, including using the stage name ‘Kiss Daniel’ without the
Company’s prior consent and permission.

Further thereto,
the Company has approached the Federal High Court, Lagos in suit no.
DANIEL ANIDUGBE to affirm its rights over the intellectual property
under the Contract i.e. copyrights over the songs in both albums, and
rights over the stage name: ‘Kiss Daniel’. By an application dated 20th
November 2017, the Company sought interim orders of injunction, and
other further orders as the Court may deem fit to make, against Mr.
Anidugbe, retraining the Artiste’s further distribution, publication, or
performance of these songs, or negotiating or entering any agreement
thereof without the consent or permission of G-Worldwide Entertainment

The general public and the whole world is hereby put on
notice that on the 30th day of November 2017, the Federal High Court
made an order that status quo ante bellum under the Contract, be
maintained by the parties, pending the hearing and determination of the
motion on notice filed in the suit. 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 and EVOLUTION 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


Aso Kalu Etea, MCIArb (UK), ACTI
Counsel to G-Worldwide Ent. Ltd.
71, Ogunlana Drive
Surulere, Lagos