Soulful singer Timi Dakolo has taken the liberty to provide documented proof that he followed due process to remake the song ‘Send Down The Rain’ in his battle to absolve himself of any wrongdoing following copyright infringement allegations leveled against him by the management of veteran reggae musician Majek Fashek.
The documents provided as proof include Copy Right Licence Agreement between Charles Novia (Licensor) and Timi Dakolo (Licensee) made and signed on February 6th, 2012.
Timi also provided a Zenith bank teller sent on his behalf by his management Now Music showing he paid the sum of N500,000 (five hundred thousand) being part payment of the copyright licence.
Charles Novia founder of November Records a subsidiary Records Productions has also waded into the matter by stating that Timi Dakolo followed due process in 2012 before remaking the song in question which has thus far gathered a huge controversy between the two musicians from two generations.
‘‘Majek in the presence of three or four witnesses gave us permission to negotiate that deal on his behalf. Timi Dakolo actually went through all the processes required to clear the song.
‘‘I don’t know what Majek’s new management is trying to achieve with these things,” Charles Novia told TheNETng.
Earlier on, Majek’s manager Uzoma Day Omenka drew the battle line when he revealed in a statement that both parties will meet in court in the month of March after he must have returned with his boss (Majek) from a trip to the UK.
“If he can prove as he claimed that he paid for the use of the song and he can show concrete proof of it then he will go free, but if not, we will definitely meet in court”, Omenka said but Timi’s show of proof may have just put paid to the N10 million lawsuit earlier slammed on the ‘Iyawo Mii’ crooner.
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