Nigerian singer Davido and his company, Davido Music Worldwide, faced setbacks in Delta State High Court as attempts to dismiss two ongoing legal cases against them were unsuccessful.
Amaju Pinnick, former Nigeria Football Federation president, and Brownhill Investment Company accused Davido of failing to perform at the “Warri Again Concert” despite receiving $94,600 payment.
Pinnick filed a suit demanding N2 billion in damages, legal fees, and a public apology from Davido. Davido challenged the court’s jurisdiction and claimed the suit was premature due to the absence of a formal demand letter.
The court dismissed Davido’s objections, stating that the requested reliefs (damages and apology) indicate a contract violation, making a demand letter unnecessary.
Davido Music Worldwide and Israel Afeare were accused of defamation over online statements related to the concert incident. The defendants questioned the court’s jurisdiction, arguing that online content falls outside its reach.
The court upheld its jurisdiction, noting that the plaintiff accessed the defamatory content within the state. Both cases have been adjourned for further hearing. Out-of-court settlement discussions remain open, although progress appears stalled.
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