Warri Again Concert: Pinnick Sues Davido for N2.3bn, Demands 4-day Public Apology

Former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick has launched a lawsuit against Davido for alleged breach of contract.

On October 7, Pinnick accused Davido of neglecting to appear at the 19th edition of Warri Again in Delta.

On October 6, a performance was staged to honor entertainers from the Niger Delta region.

Pinnick, who is currently an official of FIFA, stated that Davido “received $94,600” to perform at the performance.

He further stated that a chartered plane — “which cost another $18,000” — had been prepared to transport the singer to Warri.

In his response, the Afrobeats star made a thinly veiled dig at Pinnick, implying that those who live in glass houses should not cast stones.

The ‘Timeless’ hitmaker also promised to perform in Warri shortly.

However, the concert organizers filed a N2.3 billion case against Davido Music Worldwide (DWM) limited before a high court in Effurun, Delta, on Tuesday.

The claimant, Brownhill Investments Company Limited, is asking the court for N150 million in legal and professional expenses, as well as N30 million for the cost of filing the litigation.

The claimant also wants an injunction for Davido to issue a public apology on all of his social media channels and in two major daily newspapers for four days in a row.

Pinnick added in a statement that Davido “previously refused to perform after receiving payments during the 2014 and 2019 editions of Warri Again.”

He claimed he engaged into a “performance agreement” with the artist because he believed he had “turned over a new leaf.”

Pinnick stated that the sum of $94,500.00 (N70 million) was paid on April 6, 2023, and that “the payment was acknowledged by the defendants.”

He said that all attempts to contact Davido and his staff on the day of the concert were “futile.”

He further stated that actions were taken “to secure Shallipopi’s performance at an additional and unbudgeted cost.”

Pinnick also claimed that Davido bullied him by posting insults, libelous remarks, threats, and unprintable things about him on social media.

The claimant further requested that the court issue an injunction barring Davido from participating as an entertainer at any show or event in Nigeria until he repaid the $94,500.

“Nobody can stop me from performing anywhere in Nigeria,” Davido previously stated.


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