Popular singer, Kizz Daniel’s long running battle with his former record label, G-Worldwide Entertainment (GWW), has taken a new dimension as the latter has threatened to stop the ‘Pak N Go’ crooner from holding his December 26 concert in Lagos.
The label’s lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) in a chat with Journalists, on Friday, December 13, said that the label will apply for an injunction to stop Kizz Daniel’s boxing day concert in Lagos.
He said, “We represent one of the largest labels and we are very unhappy that one of our artistes, Kiss Daniel, has run away. Whatwe’re trying to do with this press conference is to call attention to the fact that this nonsense that our artistes or labels, can do what they like, will have to stop. And Kizz Daniel represents the living example of how the rules of the industry are not being followed. We’re going to apply for an injunction to stop the show because he is tied to us. And the matter is in court and the court has to decide.”
He said that the label would do everything within it’s powers in 2020 to ensure that Kizz Daniel respects the seven year contract he signed with them in 2014.
“We as legal advisers to some of the people in the business (entertainment), we are going to play a strong and active role to promote the industry. “It is in the interest of artistes and labels to work together to create a strong framework for business to thrive. When you go play in a stadium or in a venue, you know that all your rights have been given to you. So, that is why we’re saying, next year, we’re going to take strongest possible measures against Kizz Daniel.
“Part of what we want to do is to strengthen legal framework around creative industry. So that you will know that if you enter into a contract, it is a contract,” he added.
When asked if his client would entertain an out of court settlement, Agbakoba responded in the affirmative.
Kizz Daniel left GWW in November, 2017 and founded his own label, Fly Boy Inc.