Nigerian singer, Ajibola Danladi better known as Danny Young, has slammed a N200 million suit on Tiwa Savage for copyright infringement.
Tiwa Savage was hit with the suit following allegations that she picked a line from Danny Young’s 2009 single, ‘Oju Tiwon’ song and included it in her own ‘One’ song.
The allegation also prompted online streaming platform, YouTube to take down Tiwa’s ‘One’ music video.
But days after, YouTube restored Tiwa’s video back online, saying that Danny Young’s allegations cannot be proven.
However, Young went further to file a lawsuit against the ‘Kele Kele Love’ singer at the Federal High Court in Lagos.
Young made this known on his Instagram page with the 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.”
“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.”
“Since the allegations were initially made, Tiwa Savage has refused to respond to it in any terms.”
Tiwa Savage is yet to respond officially.