Oritse Femi to sue former manager Danku – Singer Oritse Femi has revealed plans to drag his former manager, Danku, to court over the use of his brand logo.
The duo have fallen out in recent times, with Danku claiming to have been behind the Double Wahala singer’s rise to fame.
In an interview with Punch, Oritse Femi spoke about the whole issue, detailing how it started, and telling his plans.
“During that period, my Instagram account was hacked and it was reactivated by one of D’banj’s friends, Harold. I gave Danku N50,000 to pay Harold but he did not pay and Harold did not grant me access to my account. At first, Danku did not tell me that he did not pay the guy, instead he said that my Instagram account had expired and I was marvelled. I got Harold’s number and he told me he was never paid. I called Danku to ask why he did not pay Harold, all of a sudden, he told me I should never call him in my life and if I tried it, he would place a curse on me. He said my problem was too much and he didn’t want to have anything to do with me.
“I had to involve D’banj who helped us to settle the problem with Harold. I told Danku I would understand if he wanted to be left alone but he should return my money and car but he refused. I have decided to sue him.”
“I placed my mother on a monthly salary but I empowered his mother’s business with N1m. She is into a business where she needs boats and I bought her two other boats with the one she had before. When his grandmother died, I spent a lot of money to bury her on his behalf. All these his family members know.”
“He said he brought me out of the slums of Ajegunle but I met him in 2014 through a mutual friend who owns Cash Entertainment. He is a big liar to say he used to give me money. He has never given me any money in his life. He knows me especially when I was in Ikeja; boys in the area know how I give people money. I am not a stingy person. I started making money since I was a young boy and my people in Ajegunle know me. I have housed so many boys in Ajegunle so how would he say he used to give me money? I knew him after I released my song, ‘Double Wahala’. It is a blatant lie for him to say he promoted the hit song. I introduced him to so many television stations because I allowed him to represent me. If he says he was the one that promoted ‘Double Wahala’ for me, was he the one that helped me to promote the song, ‘Mercies of the Lord? I did not know him till 2014 to show that he is a liar.”
“This year would mark my 25th year as a singer; I started from Sunday Rendezvous in 1996. The first multinational show that I performed at was Benson and Hedges golden show. Where was Danku then? He has been dancing to my songs since he was a kid and he knows I am a legend in this country. He used to tell me all this and now, he tells people he brought me from the slum; this was someone I fed. I am going to sue Danku, his artiste, Rayce, and one HD who shot the video because they used my logo without my permission.
“I will arrest Danku and his mother as well and all the money I spent on him would be recouped. If they don’t arrest him, I will impound the boats because I was the one that bought them,” he said.