Timi Dakolo And Majek Fashek In Copyright Battle TrendyVoice

2 July 2016

Timi Dakolo And Majek Fashek In Copyright Battle




Veteran Nigerian reggae/dancehall
singer, Majek Fashek in a recent
interview, told Punch Newspapers that
former Idols West Africa winner and The
Voice Nigeria judge Timi Dakolo
stole his legendary hit song, Send
Down the Rain and failed to pay him for
it.

He went on to refer to the alternative
singer as unoriginal comparing him
to 2Baba, Wizkid and Olamide. He said;

"I felt bad when I learnt that he worked
on my song without my consent. He did
not even give me credit. He is a very
bad artiste and he took advantage of
the circumstance that I was facing
during that time. The song is not a
normal song; it is a spiritual hit song.
Timi Dakolo does not know how I
suffered to get that song. I fasted for
seven days before I got that song. I
partook in three days 'white' fasting
before the song came to me. Timi
Dakolo did not go through that. I did
not fight him because I do not have
time. Let God judge us."

"He broke the rules of copyright. He is a
thief because in music business, he
must take permission before he works
on someone's song. That is why we
have COSON. I did not give anyone the
right to do anything with my song. I
have a management team I work with
headed by Omenka Uzoma. Dakolo
never bothered to look for me before
stealing my song. He has infringed on
the laws of copyright and he is not an
original artiste. It is only people like
Tuface, Wizkid, Olamide that are
original.

Timi Dakolo, in a bid to clear his name,
took to his Instagram page to inform
the world that he did in fact pay
Majek's manager for the rights to do a
remake of the classic song adding that
he has receipts to back his claims.

He wrote;

MY PEOPLE IT TRULY 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 DONT 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..




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