Kizz Daniel Vs G-Worldwide: Label claims ownership of singer’s new name
The last may not have been of the rift between Woju crooner, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe formerly known as Kiss Daniel, and now known and addressed as Kizz Daniel and his former recording label/management, G-Worldwide Entertainment.
According to latest development G-Worldwide is reportedly laying claim of ownership to the singer new name, Kizz Daniel, as it continues its contract dispute with the artiste.
It will recalled that the Yeba singer has been in a long drawn battle with his erstwhile label, G-Worldwide after he announced his departure from their outfit on October 13, 2017 and set up his own imprint, FlyBoy Inc.
The singer went ahead to effect a change to his stage name from Kiss Daniel to Kizz Daniel but the name change doesn’t seem to have come with any respite as the label have now gone ahead to trademark the new name.
A statement issued on Friday, G- June 15, 2018 by Worldwide reads: “The Management of G-Worldwide Entertainment wishes to inform the general public that the matter of G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd v Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe before the Federal High Court, Lagos Division, is still ongoing contrary to the fake news being peddled by the artiste and his advisers to mislead the public.
“Following several requests and enquiries by Nigerian and foreign online media and entertainment outfits about the status of the matter, it has become needful to notify the public of the current state of facts.
“The suit at the Federal High Court last came up on 16th May 2018 whereupon our lawyers informed the Judge of a pending application for status quo to further restrain the rebellious acts of the artiste in view of the recent release of previously unreleased songs from the Evolution album, as well as the continued use of the name Kiss Daniel without our approval.
“It also interesting to inform the public that the Court was informed about the artiste’s release of the new song titled 4 Dayz, and For You a collaboration with Wizkid, which are songs from the Evolution album, the ownership of which forms the subject matter of the suit at Federal High Court.
“We therefore need to let the public know that these releases demonstrate that the artiste is on a trip to put the credibility of other artistes whom he collaborates with in question.
“We are also aware that the artiste has released the video of 4 Days, done a collaboration with Sheyi Shay titled Surrender, and another song Me Ke with Omawumi by changing his name from ’Kiss Daniel’ to ‘Kizz Daniel’.