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Davido settles with Pinnick, agrees to perform at Delta concert

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Nigerian music sensation, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has reached an agreement to settle the breach of contract lawsuit filed against him by the Amaju Pinnick-led Brownhill Investment Company Limited out of court.

In October 2023, Nollytrailers reported that Pinnick, a former president of the Nigeria Football Federation, called out Davido for not fulfilling his performance obligations at an event despite receiving $94,600.

Brownhill Investments Company Limited filed a suit marked EHC/183/2023 before the Delta State High Court in Effurun. The firm initiated legal action against Davido, seeking N2.3bn.

Davido faced allegations of breaching a contract when he did not fulfil his performance obligations at the 19th edition of the ‘Warri Again’ concert, even though he had been paid the requested fees.

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The claimant requested that the court grant a sum of N150m for legal and professional fees, along with an additional N30m for the cost of filing the suit against Davido.

Pinnick also mentioned that a chartered plane was organised to transport the singer to Warri, resulting in an additional expenses of $18,000.

But The Cable reported that the two parties reached a mutual agreement to resolve the issue outside of the courtroom.

The High Court in Delta subsequently approved their request on Thursday.

As part of the agreement reached, Davido has also agreed to pay the claimant N30 million within seven days of finalising the settlement.

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This payment will serve as a partial contribution towards the claimant’s outstanding legal fees.

As part of a resolution reached outside of court, the defendant has agreed to make a live performance at the upcoming ‘Warri Again’ concert on October 4, 2024.

It was also decided that the $94,500, which the claimant had already paid to the defendants, would be considered as payment for the event’s performance.

As reported by The Cable, the parties also agreed as follows, “The parties have resolved the miscommunication issues that occasioned this dispute and the 1st defendant shall immediately post on his social media platforms including X, Instagram, Facebook, Snap Chat, etc. the following statement:

“All issues regarding ‘Warri Again 2023 Concert’ have been settled between Mr. Amaju Pinnick and myself, and I am happy to announce that I shall be performing live at the ‘Warri Again 2024 Concert’ on 4th October, 2024 in Warri, Delta State.

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“The defendants shall, within seven days of execution of these Terms of Settlement, pay the sum of N30,000,000 to the claimant, being a part contribution to the Claimant’s outstanding legal fees in this suit.

“The defendants shall, in view of these terms of settlement, withdraw the appeal filed against the ruling of this honourable court dated 16th January, 2024.

“The claimant shall provide a private jet to convey the defendants, as well as provide accommodation and other logistics for the defendants’ performance at the ‘Warri Again’ concert slated to be held on 04 October 2024.

“These terms of settlement shall be binding on the parties to this suit, their agents, privies, successors in title, or any person or entity howsoever described acting at the behest or authority of any of the parties to this suit, upon adoption of same.

“The parties have agreed that these terms of settlement shall be binding and shall have immediate effect from the date of execution and shall be adopted by the parties’ respective counsel when the matter comes up in court.”

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Actress Obey Etok Chima loses father on eve of husband’s funeral

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Nollywood actress Obey Etok Chima has sadly experienced the loss of her father, occurring just hours before the scheduled burial of her husband.

Taking to her social media platforms, the actress shared the heartbreaking news of her father’s passing.

On Facebook, Obey revealed that her father departed in the early hours of Thursday morning, lamenting the timing as it coincided with the eve of her husband’s funeral.

Expressing her grief, she wrote, “What a tragedy, 2024. I just lost my dad early hours of yesterday 11th April. Just a day to bury my husband. It is well.”

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Via her Instagram account, Obey further reflected on the sorrowful happenings, describing the loss of her father as “another blow” amidst the already sorrowful occasion of her husband’s burial.

“Another blow on me. I just lost my dad and I am burying my husband today. It is well oo,” she penned.

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VeryDarkMan denies rumorus of leaked sex tape

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Some time ago, rumours were circulating that VeryDarkMan was involved in a scandalous video of a homosexual nature, partly instigated by Bobrisky, with whom VeryDarkMan had previous conflicts.

VeryDarkMan took to Instagram to address the issue directly, sending a message to curious Nigerians.

“All the people when say them get video of me and man,till now none of them drop video 2 if anybody get video E for don leak by now.internet is a yeye place……one thing about me I will show you evidences Good evidences……them get video na hin them no leak am since • all those things was to make vdm not talk about evuuul again..there is a reason i confessed all my sins before starting this whole online fyghtyn against evulll in the society.”

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Junior Pope: Ini Edo mourns, calls for reforms in Nollywood

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Nollywood actress Ini Edo has responded to the tragic death of her colleague, Junior Pope Odonwodo, famously known as Junior Pope, who lost his life in a river while filming a movie.

Expressing her anger, Ini criticized the inadequate structure of the industry, which she believes was responsible for to such tragedies.

She mourned the loss of the actor and emphasized that his death should serve as a wake-up call for the implementation of proper regulations and structures to ensure safety during productions.

Ini trolled her colleague, Adanma Luke, who produced movie, urging those who are not qualified for such roles to refrain from undertaking them due to the negligence that can result.

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The actress, who is also a mother, described Junior Pope’s death as a sacrifice that should prompt significant changes within the industry.

She stressed the need for a comprehensive overhaul of the system, with the implementation of practical rules and regulations to address emergencies and safeguard everyone involved.

Reflecting on the untimely loss of Junior Pope, she lamented the departure of the “good ones” and expressed deep sorrow over his death.

“Jnr Pope did not have to sacrifice his life for nollywood to realize the need for a long and much needed regulatory structure that would safeguard an entire production . Yes .. every one is a producer now and all are guilty of negligence of some sort.. and this has to stop. This is one sacrifice too many and must count for something … The system has to undergo a total overhaul with practical rules and regulations that caters to everyone in cases of emergencies…. I will never understand why the good ones go so soon‍♀️

Rest on brother … This one cuts really deep.”

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