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Timi Dakolo to Majek Fashek: Don’t Call me a Thief

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It was gathered that Majek Fashek had earlier called Timi Dakolo a thief for remixing his song ‘Send down the Rain’ in 2013 without seeking his permission or following the normal copyright laws.

He was quoted as saying in a recent interview credited to The Punch:

“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.” Majek told Punch. “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.”

“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.” Majek said. “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.”

Reacting swiftly to the accusation, Timi Dakolo took to Instagram today to post the following, “My people, it saddens me to see such. I always try to do things rightly and lawfully,” Dakolo, who is also a judge on The Voice Nigeria, said in an Instagram post.”

“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.”

The last of this may not have been heard as Majek’s manager have earlier said they are going to take legal actions against all those who infringed on Majek’s copyright. We will bring you details as they unfold.

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