Peruzzi was allegedly signed to a record label, Golden Boy entertainment, which invested some money into his career and got him to become popular enough to meet Davido.
However, when Peruzzi met Davido, he allegedly denied that he was signed to any record label and joined Davido’s DMW.
Twitter user, @Kingpatrickgb, who claims to be the owner of Golden Boy entertainment, and claims that he was defrauded by Davido and Peruzzi.
He shared a series of tweets detailing the issue and also shared a voice recording where he claims Peruzzi attacked him at a scheduled meeting that turned violent.
He started the hashtag #SurvivingPeruzzi and wrote:
“1. While they are delaying this case in court, I have also brought it here for Twitter to see my reward for helping @Peruzzi_VIBES Be the judge and ask yourself if this is fair. #SurvivingPeruzzi
“2. I want to make it clear that all I want from this is the Royalties & credit that DAVIDO MUSIC WORLDWIDE owes GOLDEN BOY ENTERTAINMENT, nothing more or less. We signed a contract and that should be respected. #SurvivingPeruzzi
“3. I met Peruzzi in 2014, then he was out of med school because of his father’s financial problems but I did everything in my power to help him go back to school. I paid for his his ticket and visa, he was like a brother to me. #SurvivingPeruzzi
“4. He was more interested in music, so my investment in his education was a failed project but I still decided to support his music career. I clothed him, fed him and gave him allowances, I also made sure he had comfortable accommodation. #SurvivingPeruzzi
“5. I had another artist called “BONDO KRAZZY” who peruzzi moved in with. There he worked on his music, while waiting for me to sign him by November 2016, as I had promised. #SurvivingPeruzzi
“6. When I was ready I signed Peruzzi and we all moved to Lagos, I got a better accommodation for him, a 5 bedroom house in Sangotedo. I also shot 3 videos for him but we released only one (For Your Pocket) which caught the attention of @Davido. #SurvivingPeruzzi
“7. Davido reached out to Peruzzi and they were in constant contact. Peruzzi started telling me about how Davido wanted “US” to join DMW, I was excited because I wanted that exposure. #SurvivingPeruzzi
“8. Instead of letting Davido know that he is signed to me, Peruzzi presented me as just the guy that helped him shoot his video. #SurvivingPeruzzi
“9. Davido was billed to perform at the One Africa Music festival, late 2017. For Your Pocket remix was trending then so he told me wanted to perform it at the show with Peruzzi, which never happened. #SurvivingPeruzzi
“10. I bought Peruzzi’s ticket to meet Davido for the performance, but instead of performing he got signed to DMW, without my consent, therefore breaching his contract. #SurvivingPeruzzi
“11. I woke up to the news of the signing and I was mad and that marked the beginning of my depression. If only you know how it feels to be cheated by someone you truly loved and supported with all your heart. #SurvivingPeruzzi
“12. I have moved past wanting our brotherly relationship back, now all I want is my due compensation. I cannot be cheated out of this unjustly. #SurvivingPeruzzi
“13. For you to know the guilty party in this case, I have been attacked and ambushed before because of this matter, now tell me would an innocent person do this? Twitter please help me restore my sanity and tell your fav to do the right thing. #SurvivingPeruzzi
“14. Fast forward to 11/2019, Peruzzi set up a fake meeting with me to discuss how to pay back what he owes, instead of having the meeting I was ambushed, he threatened to kill me, saying what he owed me is chicken change but he is still yet to pay. Listen #SurvivingPeruzzi
“I have been patient for 2 Years and @davido or @Peruzzi_VIBES have refused to pay me despite all my efforts. I had to bring this issue here because e Don reach. Peruzzi needs to be exposed! It’s been a depressing 2 years! And I can’t hold it in any longer #SurvivingPeruzzi
“@Davido knew peruzzi was signed to Goldenboy yet he went ahead to “Audio Sign” Peruzzi without following due process. I reached out to him, look what a so called boss had to say in my dm. Fact: @Peruzzi_VIBESis not Signed to DMW”
14. Fast forward to 11/2019, Peruzzi set up a fake meeting with me to discuss how to pay back what he owes, instead of having the meeting I was ambushed, he threatened to kill me, saying what he owed me is chicken change but he is still yet to pay.
Listen #SurvivingPeruzzi pic.twitter.com/9MWRqgRiVM
— King Patrick ? (@Kingpatrickgb) January 15, 2020
He shared details of chats he allegedly had with Davido. See below:
Peruzzi and Davido are yet to respond to the accusations. Meanwhile, Peruzzi’s songs have disappeared from Apple Music and were allegedly taken down by his former record label.
Apparently Golden boy got Peruzzi's music off Apple Music. Peruzzi yet to say anything on that. Even the new album is off
— Ayobami (@dondekojo) January 16, 2020
Social media users saw the tweets and reacted to them, with many on @kingpatrickgb’s side.
See some tweets below:
Interesting thread. This is why I usually support the label bosses when these things happen. Peruzzi disregarded his contract and he's treating his former label this way. It's so hard to invest in upcoming talent in Nigeria. Kudos to folks that still do it. https://t.co/kc0fhLeq7C
— Ayobami (@dondekojo) January 16, 2020
I knew it ,at the first official picture davido posted with Peruzzi signing paperworks , we all saw the paper Peruzzi was signing into was plane white paper noting written inside, (?Davido reveal that paper for a purpose) E know say dis day go cum ?? but still let ??lead
— Omo iya ondo (@Oscarblackson1) January 16, 2020
This Kingpatrickgb vs Peruzzi vs Davido issue is the reason some people will rather die than to help others cause they got so many ungrateful people out there…
Even if na 100k the guy invest in you… E do that when no one else was willing to… Respect.
— BS.BLOG? (@Beausteven_blog) January 16, 2020
Peruzzi should be honouring his contract with Golden Entertainment & Davido shouldn't be Audio Signing someone under contract. Golden ENT have been complaining since 2018, this case has to be settled Peacefully. Stop biting the Finger That Fed You…
— King Nonny ? (@Zaddy_nomso) January 16, 2020
Peruzzi Called 43 million Naira Chicken change
Oluwa watin de fall out ???
— Trouble Maker ?(G.O). (@ObongRoviel) January 16, 2020
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