The ‘war’ between veteran musician Majek Fashek and Timi Dakolo over claims of copyright infringement has taken an interesting turn.
Timi Dakolo had been accused by Majek’s camp of using Send down the Rain one of the respected musicians song without permission.
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Uzoma Day Omenka Majek’s manager told Vanguard that Majek is serious about the case and they will proceed to the courts sometime before the end of March and that they would be using lawyers from the U.K and U.S.
“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. 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.
He also added that Timi remixed the song without the knowledge of Majek and that as a sign of respect, he should have come to Majek for approval because the song is not an ordinary song.
Speaking on the issue, Majek himself said; “Well, I don’t want to talk about young artistes, he is a kid. Let my manager speak on that.”
Last year, Timi Dakolo who reacted to the accusations saying, he obtained permission to use the song and he has his invoice to prove his claims.
“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.”