Nigerian singer, Anidugbe Daniel, better known as Kiss Daniel, has been sued by his former record label, G-Worldwide Entertainment.
He is accused of breaching a seven-year recording and artiste management contract he signed with the firm in 2013.
The 23-year-old had in November announced his exit from G-Worldwide to launch his own label called Flyboy Inc.
A statement released on Tuesday by G-Worldwide’s lawyers, Calmhill Partners, however, stated that a Federal High Court in Lagos had on November 30 granted an order that all parties should maintain the status quo under the contract.
It further warned the general public against contracting any business with Kiss Daniel, as he can’t use his stage name, perform any song or release an album without the prior consent and permission of the label.
“Contrary to the express provisions of the contract, Anidugbe has taken steps to appoint a new manager, solicited 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 containing songs such as Yeba, For You, Senorita, Sofa and others, both produced under the contract, including using the stage name ‘Kiss Daniel’ without the company’s prior consent and permission,” the statement said.
Reacting, Kiss Daniel wrote on social media: “This is gonna be a sweet victory.”
Kiss Daniel’s only album so far, New Era, was released under G-Worldwide in May 2016.
With hit singles like ‘Woju’, ‘Laye’, ‘Good Times’, ‘Jombo’ and ‘Mama’, the project was positively received, winning album of the year at The Headies 2016.
The singer has been promoting a new single, ‘No Do’ under his new label.