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Majek Fashek slams Timi Dakolo with N10m lawsuit for copyright infringement



Majek Fashek slams Timi Dakolo with N10m lawsuit for copyright infringement

Staying true to a threat issued in July last year, reggae musician Majek Fashek has slammed husky voiced singer, Timi Dakolo with a N10 million lawsuit for copyright infringement after Timi remade his hit song “Send Down The Rain” without Majek’s authorisation.

The suit was made public by Majek’s manager Uzoma Day Omenka who 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.

“We are not taking this case lightly. We are just awaiting the arrival of our solicitors from the U.S., and the UK then we will hit the courts. For crying out loud, this guy is making money from itunes and he did what he did because he thinks in Nigeria, anything goes.

Read also: Majek Fashek threatens to sue Dakolo for copyright infringement

“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” he said.

Recall last July when Majek initially accused Timi of copyright theft, the ‘Iyawo Mii’ crooner took to his Instagram page to state his side of the story saying he went through the right procedure before remixing the song in the year 2013.

“My people, it saddens me to see such. I always try to do things rightly and lawfully; I paid his manager to remake the song, I got my invoice. I even mentioned to him during our rehearsals at the Headies. So, honestly I don’t understand this write-up.

“Oga Majek Fashek. I respect and love you. Your voice gives life to lyrics. You are one of the best musicians I know. God bless you,’ Timi wrote on his Instagram page following the allegation.

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