Ex president of NFF, Amaju Pinnick slams Davido with N2.3 billion lawsuit, demands 4 days public apology for breach of contract.
Ex-president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has slammed Davido with 2.3 billion naira lawsuit, demands a four-day public apology for alleged breach of contract/agreement to perform at a show.
Trendinghub reported that Amaju Pinnick called out the Davido for failing to appear at the ‘Warri Again?’ Show which held in Delta State.
Mr Amaju which is the owner of company, Brownhill Investments Company Limit, which organizes the yearly show, filed the suit marked EHC/183/2023 before the Delta State High Court in Effurun.
According to Amaju Pinnick’s lawyer, Mr. Kelechi Onwuegbuchulem, the claimant is seeking for an award of N2bn as damages against the singer.
In addition, the claimant prays the court to award against Davido a sum of N150m as legal and professional fees and an additional sum of N30m as the cost of filing the suit.
They also want the court to order 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.”
According to the statement of claim of the claimant, Pinnick was met by Davido at the Abuja Airport in 2023 and requested to be contracted for the 19th edition of the “Warri Again Concert,”
Although Pinnick was unwilling at first, he later obliged him and they decided to pay N70 million as performance fee for Davido.
On April 6, 2023, the amount of US$94,500.00, or the equivalent of N70 million, was paid, and the defendants officially recognized it.
Davido went ahead to record a promotional video following payment, however, on the day of the event, he failed to show up.
The claimant maintained that money was expanded on print and social media advertisements and promotions for the event.
It also claimed that Davido received a formal letter reminding him of the event. Also a private jet for his transportation was chartered for the sum of $18,000
However on the day of the event, Pinnick was unable to contact Davido or his group.
As a result of this breach, Pinnick’s company is requesting payment of $94,500 in full for contracting Davido’s services which he failed to deliver.