Davido, Pinnick to settle out of court

Brownhill Investment Company and Afrobeat singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, have been granted their request for an out-of-court settlement.

The order was issued on Thursday by Justice Michael Obi of a Delta High Court sitting in Effurun.

The judge, who is in charge of High Court Three also praised the two parties involved for their thoughtful decision to resolve their issues amicably.

“I commend both parties for exploring an amicable resolution to settle out of court,” Obi said.

Brownhill Investment Company is owned by Mr Amaju Pinnick, former President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The company had in Oct. 2023 filed a suit, marked EHC/183/2023, before the court having the Afrobeat singer, Davido, and his music label, Davido Music Worldwide Limited, as joint defendants.

The company had sued the defendants over a breach of contract to perform at the 19th edition of the ‘Warri Again Concert’.

In the suit, the appellant prayed the court to award a sum of N2 billion as general damages against the defendants for failing to honour the contract of the concert.

Pinnick’s company also prayed the court for N150 million as legal and professional fees with an additional N30 million as the filling cost.

Responding to the court verdict, counsel to the defendants, Mr Oladayo Ogungbe, after the court’s proceedings, stated that both parties had been able to explore the out-of-court settlement.

“Davido is coming again to Warri on Oct. 4 to perform – that forms part of the settlement.

“It’s fine. It is better than going through the rigours of litigations.

“Both parties consider the option of having the matter settled out of court, which in my opinion as a lawyer, is the best approach to any litigation.

“It is a win-win situation to both parties,” Ogungbe said.