“We Have Paid Kiss Daniel Over 120million Naira” — G-worldwide Fires Back
The contract saga between award-winning singer, Kiss Daniel and his former record label, G-worldwide is not nearly over.
Recall, it was reported how Kiss Daniel earned 30k monthly salary for a long time and how he legally terminated his contract a few months back.
In case you missed it, the label stated that the singer is in breach of contract and is evading court papers, his legal team, L&A Associates then released an exhaustive statement detailing Daniel’s dealings with the label, the unfair treatment of their client and more.
G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd had dragged Kiss Daniel to court for “taking steps to appoint a new manager, solicit for bookings, and has continued to negotiate and enter performance agreements in respect of the songs from the album “New Era,” and “Evolution” which is set to be released soon.”
In the statement released by Kiss Daniel’s lawyers, they said he only terminated the contract as he was permitted to do under the contract.
The contract was drafted by G-Worldwide, the lawyers wrote, and they inserted a termination clause in the contract, which Kiss Daniel activated.
Now, LIB has revealed in new investigation into the on-going saga between Nigerian pop star, Kiss Daniel and his former label, G-Worldwide as the label finally opened to react to recent reports from the singer’s camp.
Below is a detailed reaction from the Emperor Geezy led G-Worldwide records on the Kiss Daniel issue as reported;
“There has been a lot of misinformation in the media as to the background of Kiss Daniel’s wrongful exit from G-Worldwide Entertainment; firstly the management of G-Worldwide Entertainment wishes to state it had never been its intention to seek legal redress, nor join issues with an artist who we fear is being given bad legal advice. However, we feel it is important that we set the records straight for the benefit of the general public and others who are interested in knowing the truth.
We would like to reiterate that our organization’s sole mission is to scout, develop and promote artists till the point where both partners become profitable and the artiste can then decide to continue their creative journey as they deem fit. Contrary to widespread insinuations (and though we love a good joke) we are not a slave camp and we have no time whatsoever held any of the talents on our roster against their will.
The issue of restrictions on collaboration by our artists is one which has been well flogged and one we will address immediately – our management policy is unique in that we look for innovative ways to position our artists to build and own their sound and brands before seeking to collaborate with artists from other labels.
To make this work, we train and develop our artists in a way that ensures that their first albums are well composed and delivered in a way that gives them the platform to sell their art as strong individual brands. This strategy is not without its results as is evident from Kiss Daniel’s debut album “New Era” receiving many positive reviews and landing the 8th place on the Billboard’s World Album Chart within a week of release.
The Nigerian music industry is very competitive, and as such, it is pertinent that players in the market develop unique strategies to break in and remain relevant.
The New Era album of Kiss Daniel therefore only contained collaborative efforts with his label mate Sugarboy. However, on the soon to be released album ‘Evolution’ by Kiss Daniel, we have worked with other talents such as Phyno and Olamide. Sugarboy has also collaborated with Y-Cee on a song due to be released in January 2018.
There have also been issues raised that the company has not made available its books of accounts to Kiss Daniel, leading to him filing an action at the Lagos State High Court seeking an order granting him access to the books of the company.”