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FAILED CONTRACT: Davido perform in Warri, agrees to settle out of court with Pinnick

FAILED CONTRACT: Davido perform in Warri, agrees to settle out of court with Pinnick

A Delta High Court sitting in Effurun has granted Brownhill Investment Company, owned by Amaju Pinnick, and David Adeleke (Davido) an out-of-court settlement.

Justice Michael Obi of High Court Three, Effurun, on Thursday, commended both parties for the amicable resolution to settle out of court.

“I commend both parties for exploring an amicable resolution to settle out of court,” Obi said.

READ ALSO: Davido loses again as court declines application for stay of proceedings in breach of contract case 

Brownhill Investment Company is owned by Mr Pinnick, former President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The company had in October 2023 filed a suit, marked EHC/183/2023, before the court. The afrobeat singer, Davido, and his music label, Davido Music Worldwide Limited, as joint defendants.

The company had sued the defendants over a breach of contract to perform at the 19th edition of the ‘Warri Again Concert’.

READ ALSO: Davido loses again as court declines application for stay of proceedings in breach of contract case

The suit

In the suit, the appellant 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.

Responding to the court verdict, counsel to the defendants, Oladayo Ogungbe, said 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 October 4 to perform – that forms part of the settlement.

READ ALSO: Davido in trouble, faces N2.3b lawsuit over alleged breach of contract

“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.

The ‘Warri Again” concert is an annual event organised by Pinnick to celebrate entertainers from the Niger Delta region.

The settlement

As part of the consent judgment entered in the N2 billion suit against him, Davido agreed to within seven days of execution of the terms of the settlement, pay the sum of N30 million to the claimant, being a part contribution to the claimant’s outstanding legal fees in this suit.

As part of the out-of-court settlement, the defendant agreed to perform live at the ‘Warri Again 2024 Concert’ slated for October 4, 2024 in Warri, Delta State.

In the consent judgment, parties also agreed that the sum of $94,500 which the claimant had already paid to the defendants, will be considered for the performance at the event.

The parties also agreed as follows: “The parties have resolved the miscommunication issues that occasioned this dispute and the 1st defendant shall immediately post on his social media platforms including X, Instagram, Facebook, Snap Chat, etc. the following statement: “All issues regarding ‘Warri Again 2023 Concert’ have been settled between Mr. Amaju Pinnick and myself, and I am happy to announce that I shall be performing live at the ‘Warri Again 2024 Concert’ on October 4, 2024 in Warri, Delta State.

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