Nigerian musician Olumiyiwa Danlada, known as Danny Young, filed a suit against former Mavin Queen Tiwa Savage over alleged copyright infringement. He claimed the sum of ₦205 million in damages against the singer. The suit also affects Mavin Records, founded by Don Jazzy, under which the singer released the song in question.
The Federal High Court in Lagos subsequently fixed 5th November 2019 for the hearing. Justice Mohammed Liman will preside over the suit, labelled FHC/L/CS/230/2019.
Danny Young sued Tiwa Savage for allegedly using his song titled “Oju ti won”. He filed the suit through his counsel, Mr Justin Ige, on 13th February 2019.
Young claimed the sum of ₦200 million against the defendants for copyright violation. He also claimed ₦5 million as a cost of action, demanding an account for profits accrues from the use of the infringing musical work in her single titled “One”.
According to him, Tiwa Savage and her (former) team at Mavin Records refused to react to the accusation. They also did not communicate with the accusers. Due to that, both parties cannot explore the option of settling out of court or through arbitration.
Furthermore, Tiwa and Mavin are still yet to file a defense to the accusation.
Danny Young is seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants, whether by themselves or their agents, from further copying, performing, recording, reproducing, or communicating to the public, his musical composition.