The saga between Florence Otedola aka DJ Cuppy and Davido’s aide, Israel DMW, which was born out of a drama between singer Zlatan Ibile and the billionaire Disc Jockey, has taken a new twist.
Cuppy’s lawyers, Babajide Koku & Co., have written Israel DMW, real name Israel Afeare, demanding he makes a public apology over his libelous statements against their client.
Recall that Israel had in an IG post, alleged that despite the commercial success of the 2019 hit song, Gelato, by DJ Cuppy and Zlatan, the disc jockey did not compensate Zlatan.
He wrote, “Kudos to someone like Zlatan, who took a bold step by flushing a full fake friend like Cuppy who was just using his head all in the name of my papa na Otedola. Zlatan did a hit collabo with her, ordinary one kobo, he no see. She also took Zlatan to Abuja for her fundraising where she made billions of naira and didn’t even remember Zee for one kobo until tomorrow. No accommodation, no feeding. Zlatan had to even spend his own personal money at Transcorp Hilton to carter for everyone including me. Dis na 2021 abeg.”
In response to his allegations, DJ Cuppy simply informed Afeare that he would hear from her lawyers. True to her words, the disc jockey’s lawyers have sent Afeare a letter with some demands based on his allegations against Cuppy.
Cuppy, through her lawyers, demanded a letter of apology and withdrawal of his statement that will be shared publicly.
She is also demanding a letter of undertaking to cease and desist from publishing these allegations or similar allegations.
In the letter dated February 10, 2021, it is stated that there was no contractual breach between both singers.
Part of the letter reads, “It is crucial to state that there are legal contracts that govern the relationship between our Client and Mr Zlatan Ibile; said contracts which very fairly and adequately cover the financial compensation of both artists, neither our Client nor Mr Zlatan Ibile have breached their contractual obligations in any way. The allegations in the statements made by you are completely untrue and constitute a grave libel upon our Client.”