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Kiss Daniel Acquires New Home



Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel known popularly as Kiss Daniel is celebrating his achievement today. The Fly Boy boss bought himself his second house barely 5 years into the entertainment industry.

In a post where he shared a magnificent edifice, the 24-year-old singer thanked God and his fans for his success story.

He wrote on Instagram a few hours ago:

“All thanks to GOD Bought my second house in Lagos from @thehavenhomes just 4 years into the business, I want to say a huge thank you to my FANS. I pray we all succeed just the right way amen #FBI #Havenhomes,”

In other news, Kiss Daniel reportedly has a thing going on with Chidinma, in a report that has spread like wildfire on social media.

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BB Naija: Anto EVICTED from the Big Brother Naija



Anto became the eleventh housemate to be evicted and the first “individual” housemate to leave the Big Brother Naija themed show.

Big Brother (Biggie)had dissolved the pairings therefore requiring the housemates to play the game as individuals.

Anto’s chances of winning the grand prize of 45 million Naira and an SUV was cut short when she alongside seven housemates received the highest nominations from fellow housemates.

The American born housemate escaped eviction last week along with her partner, Miracle. However this week, BBNaija host Ebuka Uchendu announced Anto had received the lowest percent of votes from fans across the world compared to fellow housemates who were put up for eviction this week.

The evicted housemate revealed to perennial host Ebuka Uchendu that her main purpose in the house was to win the grand prize however she was initially attracted to fellow housemate Tobi.

She said “I had my eyes on Tobi although he already got close to Cee c. He is a bit childish, we can be friends”.

During her post eviction chat with Ebuka, Anto confirmed Cee c’s possessive attitude towards Tobi. “I could see Cee c did not like it when I interacted with Tobi”.

The outgoing housemate took the opportunity to clear up her future with fellow housemate Lolu.

She admitted to spending so much time with him because she genuinely likes him, although she claimed to be open in the future. “I like him, he is my friend, I am not promising anything”.

Notably during the eviction show Ebuka sprung up a surprise.

The host who was dressed in a typical Nigerian attire known as “Baba Riga” announced that viewers have the opportunity to vote to bring two evicted housemate back into the house to continue to vie for the grand prize worth N45 million.

For now, nine housemates left in the game will continue to compete for the grand prize.

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Davido, Small Doctor Did Not Seek Permission Before Using Sunny’s Lyrics- KSA’s Manager



New generation pop stars have been advised to always seek permission before sampling decades old work of arts that were done by older artistes. This was the submission of juju icon King Sunny Ade’s manager, Clement Ige who was speaking at Goldberg’s Ariya Repete Roundtable Discourse in Abeokuta.

Ige, who has worked with KSA for nearly forty years and is also an Executive Director at Culture FM, Ondo identified a number of issues wiht the new generation artistes that have become a menace threatening the growth of traditional Yoruba music.

“They use English language to speak Yoruba. Like the young man who sang ‘makole marale’: how do you build house before buying a land?” he asked.

He also added. “Many of them don’t give credit to the original composer of the song they adopt. They just sing it without seeking permission. That’s a copyright infringement. It’s not done in developed societies. Till today Small Doctor didn’t get our permission before and after singing “ijó tí m’ojó l’àná, tí wọn n’pariwo, oni nkọ, ola nkọ”. And many of them are guilty of this. The Davido that used Sunny’s lyrics in his song didn’t even get it right and that’s because he didn’t ask for permission; if he did we would have corrected him. What is ‘Kuluso ewe, agbagba ewe…?” The line is actually ‘Seleru agbo, agbara agbo’. I know because I co-wrote the song!”

The panel was to discuss the evolution of Yoruba traditional music and its influence on modern pop music and it featured musicians such as K1 De Ultimate, Sir Shina Peters, Lekan Babalola and a host of others. It is a  precursor to the annual Ariya Repete talent hunt that seeks to find out young talents in the Fuji and Juju genres.

Auditions for talents on March 13 in Ado-Ekiti, Sango Ota and other places across eight cities in Nigeria.

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Federal High Court slams Runtown with an Interim injunction over breach of contract



For the second time in 2-years, Eric Many, the record label that signed Nigerian popstar, Runtown has filed an injunction at a Federal High court against the singer for breach of contract.

The entertainment company served Runtown the court papers a few days back Suit No: FHC/L/CS/267/2018 with a statement that partly reads, ‘Runtown has been deliberately breaching his contract with us (Eric Many) for a while and despite our many appeals to him he has refused to bulge. He went for a show in Las Vegas since January 13th, 2018 and has since decided to withdraw all obligations of his contract. He has steadily been recording an album without the consent and approval of his record label’.

According to the statement of claim filed at the Federal High Court, by Eric Many, “a Recording Agreement was made between the Plaintiff and the Defendant dated 22nd June 2016, the copyright and other intellectual property and cognate rights and legal positions and protections applicable to all works done by the Defendant during an initial period of two years covered by the Agreement, is vested in the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff will rely on a copy of the said Recording Agreement at trial. 7. Under the Agreement, parties recognize and acknowledge the sum of N114,456,670.00 (One Hundred and Fourteen Million, Four Hundredand Fifty Six Thousand,Six Hundred and Seventy Naira) as “Prior Investment”, representing the sum invested by the Plaintiff into the development of the Defendant’s musical works and records under the defunct ‘Artiste Agreement’, precursor to the ‘Recording Agreement”.

In a press statement issued this morning, the label also states that, “he’s recording with artists like Del B without the written approval of the label and without an Eric Many appointee at the point of recording as agreed in our contract. Runtown has also been appearing in venues and collecting appearance fees without the approval of the label and also performing in private shows without the label’s consent which contravenes clause 4.4.1 of his record deal which states that ‘the Defendant(Runtown) can only engage in recording, collaborating or performing with other artistes for third parties or other record companies upon proper notification in advance to the Plaintiff. Upon this notification, the Plaintiff would then enter into an agreement with the collaborating artiste or his record company to ensure that the Plaintiff and the Defendant receive proper credit, legal/copyright protection and compensation for the collaborative work”.

Though Runtown’s record deal with Eric Many is due to expire at some point this year, the label says he still owes the company alot of money including, ‘Hundreds of millions in Naira from the Lamborghini Gallardo super-fast car which he still has to pay back to the label and and also an album that must be released through the right channels. He has been doing numerous collaborations with several artists without getting the written approval of the label and as a result, no royalties have come back to the label from any of these collaborations. He has been warned severally about this on numerous occasions but he refused to listen, so we as the label had to go to court to stop him from these dubious actions’.

The label also confirms sacking his current manager, Ifeanyi Nwunne saying, ‘Eric Many has also fired Ifeanyi Nwunne as Runtown’s manager. He is more of a drug addict that smokes marijuana round the clock. A new manager will be appointed soonest’.

Eric Many in its statement of claim is seeking the sum of “N65 MILLION being General Damages against the Defendant (Runtown) in favour of the Plaintiff for infringement of the Plaintiff’s copyright to the collaborative musical works “Call Me” and “Weekend” both of which featured the Defendant as well as N5 MILLION as costs of this action”.

“Eric Many has chosen to hold back on anything pertaining to Runtown,till further investigations. This means that anyone who engages Runtown without a written approval from Eric Many, signed by the chairman, will be sued heavily.

This will be the second time in two years that Runtown has had to face off with his label. In May 2016, he was sued in the Federal High Court by Eric Many on allegations that he signs up, concludes and attends musical shows without the knowledge of the label. Back then, Eric Many also secured a court injunction stopping Runtown from performing as an artiste anywhere in the world. He later went back to the label to apologize and the case was settled out of court.

Below are copies of the Statement of Claim and Interim Injunction filed against Runtown at the Federal High Court, Lagos.

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