Contract Breach: Pinnick, Davido reach out-of-court settlement

Former President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, and music superstar, David Adeleke also known as Davido, have agreed to settle their contract breach case out of court.

He had sued Davido over breach of contract and demanded N2 billion compensation. Pinnick called out the singer last year for failing to perform at the event despite receiving $94,600 as payment.

Pinnick, Davido reach out-of-court settlement

In the suit filed October 2023, Brownhill Investment Company, owned by the ex-NFF boss prayed the court to award a sum of N2 billion as general damages against the defendants for failing to honour the contract of the concert.

Pinnick’s company also prayed the court for N150 million as legal and professional fees with an additional N30 million as the filling cost.

However, both parties told Justice Michael Obi of the Delta High Court sitting in Effurun on Thursday, March 21 that they have agreed to set out of court. The judge granted their request.

Davido’s legal representative, Oladayo Ogungbe confirmed after the court’s proceedings that both parties had been able to explore the out-of-court settlement.

“Davido is coming again to Warri on Oct. 4 to perform – that forms part of the settlement. It’s fine. It is better than going through the rigours of litigations.

“Both parties consider the option of having the matter settled out of court, which in my opinion as a lawyer, is the best approach to any litigation. It is a win-win situation to both parties,” Ogungbe said.