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Danny Young Files N200 million Lawsuit Against Tiwa Savage For Copyright Infringement

Danny Young, has filed a N200 million lawsuit against Tiwa Savage and Mavins Records for copyright infringement.

The singer sued the Marvin records act for allegedly unlawfully copying his 2009 single, Oju Tiwon, in her 2018 single titled, ‘One’.

The lawsuit (Suit No: FHC/L/CS/230/2019) was filed at the Federal High Court, Lagos, on February 13, 2019.

Danny Yung first made this known last year in an Instagram post. He said he reached out to the Tiwa Savage, who snubbed him, which was why he came out with the allegations.

Shortly after his allegations, the video for the song was removed by YouTube, who said it did so following the filing of a copyright claim from a third party.

The video was restored yesterday, March 3, 2019, after which Tiwa Savage shared a statement by YouTube who described the allegations as ‘unfounded’.

Danny Yung’s attorney,  Justin Ige, said, “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.”

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