Kizz Daniel, fmr record label’s face-off gets messier
There seems not to be no end in sight to the face-off between Kizz Daniel and his former record label, as information reaching R suggested that G-Worldwide has told their former superstar that he could not use his new name.
It will be recalled that G-Worldwide and Kizz Daniel, former Kiss Daniel had locked horn over the latter’s decision to terminate his contract from the label without fulfilling his obligations to the company.
Daniel was subsequently charged to court by his former label over what was described as a breach of contract with Daniel insisting that he had no more case to answer, because he did not breach any contract.
Kizz Daniel appeared to have played a fast one on G-Worldwide, as he hurriedly changed his name from as Kiss Daniel to Kizz Daniel some weeks back shortly after his departure from the record label.
The record label previously said the name change had no effect on the current court case. However, they have moved to file a trademark for the name “Kizz Daniel.”
A document from the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment granting the trademark was shared on Twitter by A&R @GbemiiEreku.
The document, dated June 12, 2018, showed that application for the trademark was made on June 6, 2018.
A statement from the label on Friday read that, “ 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.
“the suit at the Federal High Court which came up on May 16, 2018 whereupon its lawyers informed the judge of a pending application for status quo to further restrain 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.
“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.’’
Efforts to reach Kizz Daniel on Friday proved abortive as calls and messages sent to his management team were not returned.
It is believed that his lawyers are studying the statement and would reply accordingly.