Why Amaju Pinnick is reportedly suing Davido for N2.3 billion
The former head of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Afrobeats star Davido, and here's why.
Before this lawsuit, the former head of the Nigerian Football Federation had laid claims against the international superstar for failing to honour an agreement between both parties in which Davido had been paid to perform at the 19th edition of Warri Again. The event organisers had to replace Davido with Afropluto singer Shallipopi.
After much back and forth by both parties, Brownhill Investments Company Limited, owned by a former President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, filed a lawsuit marked EHC/183/2023 before the Delta State High Court in Effurun against the superstar and his record label.
During the 19th edition of the Warri event, the previous leader of the NFF reiterated that no artist in Nigeria could surpass the importance of Warri. He made comparisons between Davido and renowned figures like Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Burna Boy, and Alibaba. Event organisers had spent $94,600 on Davido's performance and another $18,000 on the private plane for Davido and his crew.
Amaju Pinnick had said at the event, “We paid Davido $94,600 on the 6th of April. We paid $18,000 for his plane. If he says he’s a big boy, we will tell him we are bigger than him. I’m not joking. So, while he was playing his games back and forth, we decided to hunt to find another artiste, Shallipopi. You see, when people say they are big, I’m amazed. Is Burna Boy not the biggest artiste in Nigeria today? Burna Boy is half Itsekiri. Burna Boy’s paternal grandmother is Itsekiri. So, he’s bigger than him (Davido). Is there anyone bigger than RMD in the acting industry? Or someone bigger than Ali Baba in the comedy industry? We have stars aplenty in Warri. Nobody is bigger than Warri."
Davido reacted to these allegations in a series of tweets.