‘I paid his manager’ – Timi Dakolo reacts to allegations of copyright infringement by Majek Fashek

Posted on July 02 2016 , at 04:11 pm
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  • Majek Fashek had accused Timi of doing a remake of his hit song 'Send Down The Rain' without due permission.

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Timi Dakolo had recorded a remake of Majek’s hit song ‘Send Down The Rain’

In response to allegations of copyright infringement by Nigerian singer Majek Fashek, soulful singer Timi Dakolo has stated he paid the seasoned reggae act’s manager for a remake of his song.

In a recent interview with Punch, Majek Fashek accused Timi of doing a remake of his hit song ‘Send Down The Rain’ without due permission.

‘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. That is why we have COSON. I did not give anyone the right to do anything with my song,’ Fashek had said.

‘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.

‘I felt bad when I learnt that he worked on my song without my consent. He did not even give me credit. He is a very bad artiste and he took advantage of the circumstance that I was facing during that time,’ he further said.

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However in his defence, Timi who released his version of the song in 2013 denied making use of Majek’s original version without going through proper channels.

‘My people, it saddens me to see such. I always try to do things rightly and lawfully,’ he shared 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 ‘Wish Me Well’ singer further wrote.

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