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Singer Zeez To Pay Former Label N22.3 Million As Ordered By A Lagos High Court

Posted by Temitope Delano on May 9, 2016 in News · 10 Comments


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Following the issue between singer Zeez and his former record label, HF Music being dragged to court back in 2015, a verdict has finally been reached.

The ‘Same ni’ crooner, has been ordered by a Lagos High court to refund the sum of N22.3 million Naira to HF Music following his inability to adhere to his contract with them.

HF Music, was said to have sued the singer for his failure to record songs as earlier contained in his contract.

 According to a legal document obtained by Pulse on the issue, it states that:

The presiding judge, Honourable Justice B.A. Oke-Lawal (Mrs) in the case brought before the High Court of Lagos State, ordered that Zeez, real name – Kingsley Elikpo, should refund the sum of N22,378,605.70 (Twenty-Two Million, Three Hundred and Seventy-Eight Thousand, Six Hundred and Five Naira and Seventy Kobo) being the total amount spent by HF Music through various advances made to and on his behalf, from the commencement date of his contract with the label until the point when it was breached by him.

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A source at HF Music who spoke with Pulse said:




This judgment is expected to have serious implication on the Nigerian music industry, as record label owners and investors can now feel safe investing in artistes, knowing that their investment is protected by the law. On the other hand, artistes are now expected to sit-up and take their contractual obligations more serious, knowing that breaching their contract might turn out to be a career ending move.

As at the time of this report neither HF Music nor Zeez has commented on the latest legal development.


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  1. Chaii…dem for pity am nah!! Him go soon do like tee billz (I pray banky nd mr p will save this one). Zeez weh him career no dae go well!! Who know am kwanu?? My dear..sky b and blackface are waiting for u at the village. #brokenessbeginsnow

    • Lol,fuckin hilarious

  2. you think music is for everybody

  3. Where him go see d money……wooos…Bandbaze.com and tooxclusive i love you guys….

  4. Ohboy una don end zeez career be dat na..career wey no dey alright b4 una come kuku finish am patapata…Whr do u want him 2 get dat kind of amount na..pele mr zeeez

  5. my people its just a publicity stunt jare… watch out for my new single ft micheal jackson and papa wemba produce by award winning Normoloss… Yaagah

  6. my people its just a publicity stunt jare… watch out for my new single ft micheal jackson and papa wemba produce by award winning Normoloss… Yaagah

  7. my people its just a publicity stunt jare… watch out for my new single ft micheal jackson and papa wemba produce by award winning Normoloss… Yaagah… Zeez say so

  8. So as old as he his,he doesn’t have a label of his own.

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