A suit filed by Nigerian musician, Danny Young, against fellow music star, Tiwa Savage, over alleged copyright infringement will be heard by a Federal High Court in Lagos on November 5, 2019.
In the suit, labelled FHC/L/CS/230/2019 and pending before Justice Mohammed Liman, Young is claiming N205 million ($566,304) in damages against Savage for allegedly, using his musical work titled ‘ONE’ without lawful authority.
Tiwa Savage’s record label by then, Marvin Records, were added in the suit.
Marvin Records, was founded by Don Jazzy on May 8, 2012.
Danny Young filed the suit through his counsel, Mr Justin Ige, of Creative Legal, claiming the sum of N200 million in damages against the defendants for copyright violation.
The artiste is also claiming N5 million as cost of action, as well as demanding an account for profits accrued to the defendants from the use of the infringing musical work titled ‘ONE’.
The Plaintiff filed the suit since February 13 but the defendants failed to file any response to the suit.
The court then set November 5 as date for the hearing.
Plaintiff is seeking a declaration, that by copying, recording, reproducing and broadcasting his musical composition and melody without his authorisation, the defendants have infringed on his copyright.
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