It looks like Nigerian singer, Danny Young is not backing down in his pursuit for justice as he has proceeded to file a N200million lawsuit against Tiwa Savage and Mavin Records for copyright infringement.
This is coming after the video for Tiwa Savage’s song, “One” was restored on Youtube after Danny Young had it taken down because it contained a few lines from his 2009 single, Oju Ti Won.
Danny Young has made attempts to reach out to Tiwa Savage and her team yet it looks like nothing is forthcoming. Hence, his next line of action was to file a lawsuit against her at the Federal Hight Court, Lagos, dated February 13, 2019.
Danny shared this via his Instagram page with the accompanying caption:
”Tiwa! I know pple love u! Even me… BUT I still have to sue u bcos u stole my sh*t! a simple dialogue would av solved this but u prefer it this way. Now we will be in court discussing some 200,000,000 Damages.”
In a press release by the law firm representing him, Creative Legal and signed by its Principal Attorney, Justin Ige, it stated the reason why the decision was made:
“Piracy is bad enough, but it is perhaps worse when creative people appear to completely disrespect the intellectual property rights of fellow creatives. Such conduct should not be without due consequences”
A lay man may not understand what we are fighting for as it is more technical than just the lyrics.
Nigeria is a place where writers do not get credits from the artiste they wrote songs for because the artiste wants to get all the glory alone. Producers also do not know that they have a right to royalties even after being paid for the beat.
If I contribute one word to your composition, I automatically have a right to credits as one of the writers. This is a world standard and anything less is unacceptable especially when coming from an artiste that has international exposure.”.
We really hope Tiwa and her team respond to this. Until then watch the video of the song causing all this drama!