Slapdee Issues Update on Release of Late Daev’s Album
19 May 2021
[Photo Credit: Zambian Music]
By Kinyua Mwangi
Before his tragic death in September 2020, Daev had his album set to be released. XYZ CEO Bobby East confirmed at the time that Daev’s album would be released later, but that is yet to happen.
Slapdee who was at the heart of XYZ as a founding member recently told Hellen Phiri that Daev’s album will be released soon.
Slapdee who is expected to feature in the album said that it is a part of protecting the late vocalist’s legacy.
“That’s the idea. At the end of the day, what we need to do is protect his legacy by all means and also make sure that that his family is fed,” Slapdee said.
He noted that all that matters is ensuring that Daev’s family is taken care of as he would have done if he was alive and also protect his legacy.
In March, Daev’s family moved to court suing XYZ over royalties. Daev’s mother; Martha Phiri through lawyer Simon Mwila urged the court to issue an order compelling the label to release Daev’s royalties and other monies paid to him through the label for adverts and other endorsements.
The matter is before Lusaka Magistrate’s Court for determination. Daev had signed several contracts and had also been engaged in several music projects with different artistes.
Martha is the administrator of Daev’s estate which is worth millions of money. The family was demanding K10,283 from XYZ for damages caused by actions of refusing to release the money.