Influencer Don Dada in Legal Clash With Lifestyle Brand Over Unfair Pay for Work

Influencer Don Dada in Legal Clash With Lifestyle Brand Over Unfair Pay for Work

  • Material Don Dada, best known as an influencer, is having a heated face-off with Italian lifestyle brand Rossimoda
  • Don Dada alleges that Rossimoda exploited his labour while they maintained the opposite happened
  • Rossimoda responded to claims against them and pointed a finger at Don Dada for trying to ruin their reputation

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Don Dada, aka Pitso, is not on good terms with Italian brand Rossimoda. The influencer did some work for them and he was not happy with his experience.

Don Dada clashes with Italian brand
Influencer Don Dada claims an Italian lifestyle brand did not pay what was due to him. Image: @material_dondada
Source: Instagram

Rossimoda was represented by Peter Lazarou, the founding director of Sole Agents Distribution, who rebutted Don Dada's claims. Don Dada insisted that he was treated unfairly after working for Rossimoda.

Rossimoda and Don Dada clash

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According to Sunday World, Don Dada claims that he was paid R1,300 for 13 t-shirts after he was promised more money as Rossimoda grew. He also claims that they replaced him with a white designer and they began ignoring his calls.

Rossimoda denies Don Dada's allegations

On the other hand, Peter Lazarou says that they did not have a signature range with the influencer but that they sometimes hired him to assist with designs. Documents showed that in 2017, Don Dada received at least R239,606.66 until 13 June 2020. The R1 300 was included for 13 cycling tops sold in 2017 and other expenses which included a R20,000 music video. They also said that they had a good relationship with Don Dada and didn't feel the need to document all their dealings with him

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The brand sent a letter demanding that the influencer should stop claiming that he created Rossimoda and its logo. Don Dada has since refused to take down any posts and is ready to face any legal consequences. He said:

“These people threaten me with legal action but they do not continue because they know the agreements we had. With Rossimoda it was a verbal agreement and this should also be valid. If they fail to understand this then my fans should know I have been exploited. My name was only used to draw them to the brand, yet there is nothing for us."

Influencer Tshepo "Don Dada" Pitso ventures into politics

Briefly News previously reported that yoh, the MK Party is serious about getting those votes and having the youth join them in winning against the ANC. Another celebrity has joined the political party.

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With the national elections a few weeks away, the newly formed party uMkhonto weSizwe has gained much traction since it came into the picture, with its president being Jacob Zuma.

Recently, influencer and community activist Tshepo Pitso, popularly known as Material Don Dada, has decided to venture into politics and join the MK Party.

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