Former President, Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has slammed a lawsuit on popular singer, David ”Davido” Adeleke over an alleged breach of agreement.
Pinnick had called out Davido October 7, over his failure to show up at the 19th edition of Warri Again Concert after being paid.
The ex-NFF boss, who is currently an executive of the world football governing body FIFA, said he paid OBO $94,600 and chartered a plane which cost another $18,000 to convey Davido to Warri.
Reacting to this on his Instagram story, the singer vowed not to refund the money and assured his Warri fans of a performance soon.
He wrote: “If I’m returning any money I will return it to any football charity organization. In fact, I will double it. Mr Dream Crusher, imagine how many Nigerian footballers have had their dreams crushed because person one lives for Ikoyi by force.”
However in a new development, the organisers of the concert on Tuesday, filed a lawsuit of N2.3 billion against Davido Music Worldwide (DWM) Limited before a high court in Effurun, Delta.
The claimant, under the name Brownhill Investments Company Limited, is seeking damages of N2 billion, N30 million for the cost of filing the suit, legal and professional fees of N150 million.
Also, the company asks the court to order the singer to tender four days public apology in two national daily newspapers and on his social media accounts.
Brownhill Investments noted that the musicians’ breach of contract caused significant financial losses. The company had already expended humongous resources on print and social media adverts and promotions for the event. It also had to pay for the private jet and other expenses related to Davido’s performance.