Legendary Nigerian singer and guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo, has filed N50million lawsuit against , Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye, aka Simi.
Sir Victor Uwaifo accused the songstress of “stealing” his intellectual property, ‘Joromi’.
According to him, Simi remixed his original song “Joromi” and since she has made no efforts to settle the issue privately, he is expecting them to do so in court.
In an exclusive interview with Sahara TV shortly after his performance at the just concluded National Festival of Arts and Culture in Edo State, he said:
“We’re in court already I sued her at the federal high court for N50 million. They will be coming to court.”
When asked if Simi had reached out to him privately, he answered: “No, only through her lawyers. We will meet in court.”
“An LP was sent as a compliment; I’m still looking at it but they were planning to come to Benin to see me. “Up till now, they haven’t come. So I’m just putting that one on hold.
‘Joromi’ is a franchise. The name never existed before. Benin don’t have ‘J’ in their language. If any started with ‘J’ in Benin then it is fake.
All consonant words start with vowel sounds. For example, if I use the trademark of one of these soft drinks, it is wrong. So Simi is in trouble.”
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