Davido’s Initial Objections To Amaju Pinnick’s Lawsuit Are Dismissed By The Court

Afrobeat musician Davido’s preliminary objections to a breach of contract case brought by Brownhill Investment Company Limited and former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick regarding the annual Warri Again Concert were dismissed by a Delta State High Court in Effurun on Wednesday.

In November 2023, Pinnick and his business, Brownhill Investment Company, filed a lawsuit against Davido and his record label, Davido Music Worldwide. Pinnick criticized Davido last October for not showing up for the 19th iteration of the event, even though he was paid $94,600.

Another challenge to the court’s jurisdiction to hear the defamation lawsuit brought against Davido Music Worldwide and Davido’s assistant, Israel Afeare, was rejected by the judge. The claimant is requesting N2 billion in general damages from Davido and his record company, through the representation of Kelechi Onwuegbuchulem, the claimant’s attorney.

The claimant is pleading with the court to provide Davido N150 million in legal and professional expenses in addition to an extra N30 million to cover the cost of bringing the lawsuit.

Since the claimant hadn’t submitted a letter of demand seeking restitution of the money they had claimed in the complaint, the defendants contended that the litigation was premature and that it was a debt collection matter.

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