2019 has been interesting so far. Just when one issue is resolved, another one pops up. Mayorkun has been accused by an upcoming artiste of stealing a song titled TRUE.
Every controversy has been a hit, back to back. Tiwa Savage and Danny Young, one of the people started the song stealing issue of 2019. The latest is the song-stealing drama. First it was Tiwa Savage vs Danny Young, then former Plantashun Boy, Blackface and Tuface. Now, DMW singer Mayorkun in an alleged song theft.
Mayorkun in the early hours of today released a new song and another Artiste named GALEY is not happy with it as he wrote on his Instagram page to express his disappointment.
He wrote: “Fuck this i don’t like causing Trouble or getting into a Scandal but this song @Mayorkun just released he stole my fucking song!!! Damn it. He stole my lyrics and even used the same TITLE for the SONG. I don’t know why Artists in Africa very Wicked they steal projects from the Upcoming artistes especially in this Nigeria”.
“They think we have no voice to call them out but this has to Stop this is Crazy. Why are they so Wicked??? why not DM me to request my permission before Tapping on my project?? I would gladly ask you to ride on. If I say make I SUE DMW now them will say I’m doing it for Popularity Scandal!!! WTF @iammayorkun stole my lyrics and even had to feature @iamkizzdaniel on it, damn this is so fuck**g disrespectful and I’m in Severe pains #fuckyouseason”.
“After all the efforts and promotions I did on my own without support on my Project you decide to tap from it and get all the credit in the end. This is inhuman and I’ve never felt so humiliated in my entire life until Today. Life is crazy and people go through the worst embarrassment and believe me when I say this. Depression is real!!!. I’LL F**K**G SUE YOUR ASS FOR THIS!!!”.
Tiwa Savage and Danny Young
Recall that Nigerian musician, Ajibola Danladi, aka Danny Young, filed a N200 million lawsuit against Tiwa Savage and Mavins Records for copyright infringement. Danny Young’s lawyer, Creative Legal, sued Tiwa and her record label for allegedly unlawfully copying his (Danny Young’s) 2009 single, Oju Tiwon, in her (Tiwa’s) 2018 single titled, ‘One’.
The singer said he was forced to take legal action against his colleague because he was snubbed after reaching out to her. Shortly after his outcry, the music video for the song was removed by social media platform, YouTube, following the filing of a copyright claim from a third party, Danny Young.
Interestingly, the video was restored on a Sunday by YouTube. Tiwa made the announcement by sharing a statement by YouTube which described Danny Young’s petition as ‘unfounded’. Explaining why the case had to be instituted in a statement on Sunday, Principal Attorney at Creative Legal, 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”.
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