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Kiss Daniel’s lawyer reveals real reason his client terminated contract with former label

Kizz Daniel’s change of name doesn't quash legal tussle with former label, ex-manager says

The lawyer representing singer, Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel better known as Kiss Daniel has revealed the real reason the talented singer terminated his contract with his erstwhile management G-Worldwide Entertainment.

According to Kiss Daniel’s legal representatives ‘L & A Legal consultants’, the singer pulled the plug on his contract legally with G-Worldwide Entertainment after the terms of reference of the engagement was breached severally by the managment.

“Kiss Daniel did not walk out of his contract. He only terminated it as he is permitted to do under the contract. Is it now a sin for a party to exercise a right expressly conferred on him by law/contract? Is it the fault of Kiss Daniel that the contract has a termination clause that allows Kiss Daniel to terminate the contract? We should bear in mind that the contract was drafted by G-Worldwide Entertainment. Kiss Daniel scrupulously followed the provision of the contract.

“It is unfortunate that people are mixing this case up with that of other artists running away from a contract they signed. No! This is different. This is a case of an Artist insisting that the contract signed by the parties must be obeyed and enforced. Kiss Daniel is firm believer in rule of law and due process. This was why it was Kiss Daniel that went to court first.

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“People should not confuse a case of properly terminated contract with cases of ill-advised artists who angrily walked out of their contract without following the laid down procedure under their contracts. Kiss Daniel’s case is a well thought out act. It is an exercise of right granted to him by the contract between him and his label. What do people want from Nigerian artist? If they don’t employ lawyers, people criticize them,” Kiss Daniel’s legal representatives noted.

Kiss Daniel who has gone ahead to launch his own label ‘Fly Boy Inc’ was dragged to court by his former employers for allegedly breaching a seven-year artiste management deal he signed with the record label in 2013.

His former management, through its lawyers, Calmhill Partners released court documents saying a ‘Federal High Court in Lagos had on November 30, granted an order that all parties should maintain the status quo under the contract. The company further warned the general public against contracting any business with Kiss Daniel’.

In reply to the court documents filed by lawyers of his former management, Kiss Daniel through his lawyers at L&A Legal Consultants also issued a signed statement saying “the Federal High Court in sitting Lagos denied and refused G-Worldwide LTD’s application for injunction restraining our client from performing, recording or using the stage name ‘Kiss Daniel”.

L&A Legal Consultants also stated in the reply that till this moment, Kiss Daniel is yet to be officially served any letter or court document from his former label as widely reported.

 

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