Brownhill Investments Company Limited, organisers of the annual ‘Warri Again Concert’ have filed a suit against Nigerian musician Davido, demanding N2.3bn over the alleged breach of a contact he had with them.
According to the organizers, in early 2023, singer Davido approached Mr. Amaju Pinnick, the owner of Brownhill Investments Company Limited when the two met at the Abuja Airport and asked to be made a part of the 19th edition of the ‘Warri Again Concert’ event which was to be held on October 6, 2023.
The indicated that even though Mr. Pinnick was hesitant to grant the request, he eventually did and they both reached an of N70m for Davido’s performance fee.
After the agreement, the organizers in the statement of claim indicate that the sum of US$94,500.00 which is equivalent of N70m was paid to Davido and his team on 6th April, 2023, and the latter acknowledged payment.
The musician went on to make a promotional video about the event but did not actually show up at the event as the contract required of him.
They add that, they tried several attempts to reach the artiste but it proved futile.
A private jet was charted and made available at the Lagos airport to pick him up to the Warri Airport, costing them an additional $18,000.
Even though they left the private jet at the Airport to wait for him, in case he showed up late, he never did.
They are therefore praying the court to award a judgement of N2bn as general damages against Davido and his music label, Davido Music Worldwide Limited, N150m as legal and professional fees and an additional sum of N30m as the cost of filing the suit
They also are asking the court to order the Davido “to tender a public apology on all the 1st defendant’s social media accounts/handles and in two national daily newspapers for four consecutive days, to the claimant and attendees.”