After being told to stop using his stage name, Kiss Daniel has informed his former record label, G-Worldwide Entertainment, that it is “laughable” for it to say he cannot use a name given to him at birth.
The singer is on a warpath with G-Worldwide Entertainment, owing to his exit from the record label in October.
The record label on Tuesday said it had obtained a court injunction restraining Kiss Daniel from further use of his stage name, and the commercial exploitation of the songs recorded in the past four years.
Responding through his lawyer, L&A Legal Consultants, in a statement signed by Oluwaseyi Lawal, the artiste said the federal high court, Lagos, refused G-Worldwide Entertainment the application to stop him from performing, recording or using the stage name Kiss Daniel.
THE FULL STATEMENT
“We are solicitors to Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe (Kiss Daniel) our attention has been drawn to the unfortunate publication by G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd currently circulating on social media in respect of the exit of our client from G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd. It has been said that “A lie unchallenged becomes the truth.”
“In view of the above, we wish to say as follows on behalf of our client: The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos denied and refused G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd.’s application for injunction restraining our client from performing, recording or using the stage name “Kiss Daniel.”
“In other words, the court refused to grant any order of injunction to restrain or prevent Kiss Daniel from performing, recording or using the stage name “Kiss Daniel” as requested by G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd. This application for injunction was surreptitiously and secretly filed without notice to our client but the court saw through the deceit and refused the application.
“Kiss Daniel formally terminated his contract with G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd via a letter dated 30th of October, 2017. The termination was done in compliance with the provisions of the Recording Contract between the parties. On 31st of October 2017, our client filed a law suit against G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd at the Lagos State High Court and G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd has already entered its appearance and file its defence/objection to the said suit.
“It took G-Worldwide Entertainment almost a month after our client had sued of the Lagos State High Court before G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd deemed it fit to file the present suit, which is yet to be served on our client up till now. With regards to the name “Kiss Daniel”, our client was already using the combination of the stage name “Kiss” long before he ever met G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd. The addition of “Daniel” (which is his middle name) was at his instance.
“It is therefore, laughable and unbelievable that G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd will purportedly claim to own or have dashed our client his own middle name. The status quo under the contract between the parties as at the date G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd filed its suit was that our client is no longer signed to G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd since the termination was done a month earlier.
“Therefore, our client shall obey and comply with that status quo as directed by the court, it is a common principle of law that no court will stop an act which has already been completed. For the avoidance of doubt, we reiterate that the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos did not grant any injunction against our client, rather the court refused the application of G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd, for an injunction to restrain our client from performing, recording or using the stage name Kiss Daniel.”
BON Commiserates With Baba Sala’s Family, Names Comedy Award Category After Him
Following last week’s death of iconic Nigerian comedian, dramatist and filmmaker, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, the Best Of Nollywood Awards, BON has renamed its comedy category after the late legend.
A statement by the Head of the Best of Nollywood Jury, Niran Adedokun explained that the award will “henceforth be known as the Moses Adejumo Comedy of the Year Award in recognizing the contributions that the late veteran artiste made to the development of comedy in Nigeria.
Adedokun , who noted that Bala Sala was a total performer whose early investments in the alongside many of his contemporaries laid the foundation for the increasingly growing entertainment industry.
“Being Nigeria’s leading homegrown and home focused movie awards, the Best of Nollywood Awards honours the memory of this great man and have decided to name our comedy awards after him. It is the least that we can do as a Nigerian award even though we understand that he deserves much more and hope that our government will consider immortalizing him in some way, the statement offered.
He expressed the condolences of the organisers of the award to the Adejumo family urging them to take solace in the enviable legacy of the late filmmaker who started his career in show business as a highlife musician in 1964 with a group known as the Federal Rhythm Dandies and was noted to have tutored and guided the Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade, who was his lead guitarist at the time.
BREAKING: Veteran Comedian, Baba Sala, Is Dead
Veteran comedian, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, is dead, The PUNCH is reporting.
According to the newspaper, Adejumo, who hails from Ilesa in Osun State, died on Sunday night at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Annex (Wesley Guild Hospital) in Ilesa.
His Media Assistant, Isaac Haastrup, confirmed the development to The PUNCH in a telephone interview.
Hastrup said: “Baba has died.
“He died some minutes to 10pm on Sunday night.
“His remains had been taken to the morgue.
“He died of old-age related sickness.
“He came to church two Sundays ago and he was the one that said the benediction.
“Baba has gone to be with the Lord and he will be missed by many people, including his fans.”
BON Awards 2018 Gets Date, Announces October 29 for Host State, Nominees Unveiling
Best of Nollywood, BON Awards, the highly coveted award platform in Nollywood, has announced December 9, as the date for the 2018 edition of the ceremony, which also doubles as the celebration of a decade of the award ceremony, a press statement has revealed.
The statement was made public on Friday, September 28, and signed by the Chief Executive of BON, Seun Oloketuyi.
He revealed that the host state and unveiling of the 2018 nominees will be announced October, 29. Oloketuyi also assured that this years edition which is also the tenth year anniversary of the award will be the mother of all in Nollywood.
BON Awards is an annual film event presented by Best of Nollywood Magazine to honour outstanding achievements in the Nigerian Movie Industry.
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