Kiss Daniel might not be able to perform under that name? Label claims rights over the stage name
Kiss Daniel has been dragged to court by his former label G-Worldwide Entertainment, according to a report by PUNCH.
According to information made available to media by the management of G-Worldwide Entertainment Limited, Kiss Daniel signed a yet to expire 7-year recording and artiste management contract with the label in 2013, but has since breached the deal with a series of actions contrary to the provisions of the contract.
The singer just recently floated his own personal label Flyboy I.N.C after announcing his exit from the label he had represented for close to 5 years. He also dropped a new single titled “NO DO“, his first under the new imprint.
G-Worldwide through their lawyers Calmhill Partners drags the singer to court for “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.”
According to PUNCH, a Federal High Court in Lagos on the 30th of November ruled that all parties should maintain their status quo pending the final hearing. The court order which was signed by Hon. Justice Babs Kuewumi read:
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.
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.
Kiss Daniel might not be able to perform under that name? Label is claiming rights over the stage name as well.
— SOUNDCITY AFRICA! (@SOUNDCITYtv) December 5, 2017
“…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.”