The feud between sensational Nigerian singer, Anidugbe Tobiloba a.k.a Kiss Daniel and his former recording label, G-Worldwide is not having any cold compression soon.
The two warring parties who have taken their rift to the social media have presented documents to back up their case and this may be a long-drawn legal battle, typical of such situations in the Nigerian music scene.
Kiss Daniel, a few weeks ago announced the termination of his contract with G-Worldwide as he also launched his own label, Flyboy INC, FBI to the chagrin of his former boss at G-Worldwide who has since filed charges against him over a breach of contract.
The artiste who had a lot of hit songs in his time with G-Worldwide left the label over too many restrictions with his former boss unhappy with the development. The management of G-Worldwide filed an injunction against Kiss Daniel stopping him from the continuous usage of his stage name while the artiste, through his attorney refused their injunctions and claimed they didn’t receive it at the time G-Worldwide said they filed it.
It has become a common problem in the Nigerian music industry with artistes leaving one label for the other or quitting to float their own labels having a very difficult time afterwards. These situations speak volume of the relative lack of information or education Nigerian musicians have about the details of their contracts. Many sign deals as upcoming artistes, happy to have a record label to invest in their talents and forgetting to have a very detailed study of their contracts leaving many stones unturned and important conditions begging to be understood.
It is more needful than ever to have a stable and well respected association for musicians in Nigeria who will represent their interests and also ensure they do not sign unworthy deals that may become regretful in the future.
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