The organizers of the annual ‘Warri Again Concert,’ Brownhill Investments Company Limited, have taken legal action against David Adeleke, widely known as Davido, demanding N2.3 billion due to an alleged breach of their agreement. Brownhill Investments, owned by former President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick, filed the lawsuit marked EHC/183/2023 at the Delta State High Court in Effurun.
Through their lawyer, Kelechi Onwuegbuchulem, the claimant is seeking N2 billion in general damages from Davido and his music label, Davido Music Worldwide Limited. They are also requesting N150 million for legal and professional fees, along with an additional N30 million as the cost of filing the suit.
The organizers are further requesting that the court order Davido to issue a public apology on his social media accounts and in two national daily newspapers for four consecutive days, addressing the claimant and attendees.
According to the statement of claim, in early 2023, Davido approached Pinnick at the Abuja Airport, seeking engagement for the 19th edition of the ‘Warri Again Concert’ scheduled for October 6, 2023. Although hesitant initially, Pinnick eventually agreed to pay Davido a performance fee of N70 million. A sum of US$94,500.00 (equivalent to N70 million) was paid on April 6, 2023, which Davido acknowledged. However, despite promotional efforts, Davido failed to appear at the event, causing significant financial losses for the organizers.
Therefore, Pinnick’s company is demanding the full payment of $94,500 for engaging Davido’s services.