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Pinnick, Davido opt for out-of-court settlement over breach of contract


A Delta High Court sitting in Effurun has granted an out-of-court settlement to Brownhill Investment Company, owned by Amaju Pinnick, and Mr. David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, over a failed contract.

Justice Michael Obi of High Court Three, Effurun, commended both parties for reaching an amicable resolution to settle out of court.

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

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Brownhill Investment Company, owned by former President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick, had filed a suit in October 2023 against Davido and his music label, Davido Music Worldwide Limited, over a breach of contract to perform at the 19th edition of the ‘Warri Again Concert’.

In the suit, the appellant sought N2 billion as general damages for the defendants’ failure to honor the concert contract, along with N150 million as legal and professional fees and an additional N30 million as filing costs.

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Responding to the court verdict, counsel to the defendants, Mr. Oladayo Ogungbe, stated that both parties had agreed to an out-of-court settlement.

“Davido is coming again to Warri on October 4 to perform – that forms part of the settlement. It’s fine. It is better than going through the rigors of litigations,” Ogungbe confirmed.

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The ‘Warri Again’ concert, an annual event organized by Pinnick to celebrate entertainers from the Niger Delta region, has been a significant cultural celebration in the region.