Singer Kiss Daniel has been embroiled in a legal tussle with his former label G-Worldwide Entertainment over the past week with the label insisting he violated terms of their contract and has been served a court order to that effect. He also released a statement denying having received any court order.
His former manager Louiza Williams has however come out to state that he was indeed served a court order and should adhere to the court’s ruling for his own good. In a chat with PUNCH, she also explained that although she never read the terms of his contract, she is certain the label is acting on the terms of the contract.
Read excerpts below:
On Kiss Daniel being served a court order:
It is not true that he is unaware of the court order. Court officials went to his house to serve him the documents but he avoided them. When he was told by his gateman that he had visitors, he said he was coming out to see them. But when he discovered they were from the court, he refused to come out, and rather sent someone to collect the papers on his behalf. Meanwhile, the court official had been specifically instructed to make sure the documents were received by Kiss Daniel himself. Kiss managed to dodge receiving the court papers; probably because he was afraid he would be arrested. They are trying to do damage control and cause confusion to divert attention from the real issue. How can the Federal High Court lie? I would just advise them to respond to the court suit, and on January 9, 2018, Kiss Daniel has to be in court for the hearing. He had been taking bookings from behind but because of the court orders that we made public, most of the clients are now panicking. They have been putting pressure on him to refund their monies. Many of them have also been calling us.
On G-Worldwide’s right to stop Kiss Daniel from using his name:
I cannot really speak on the origin of the name but what matters is the contract he signed. Personally, I don’t like reading artistes’ contracts because I believe it is between the individual, their lawyers and the record label. I don’t like to be privy to the contracts because I am not a biased person. Irrespective of the relationship between me and the artiste, once I notice that there is a breach of contract, I would speak out. However, I am sure that whatever the label is doing now is based on the contract that was signed between both parties. If he did not sign away the right to whatever name, then the label wouldn’t ask him to stop using it. Though I have been told he actually signed something to that effect.