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Court Fixes Date To Hear Danny Young’s Suit Against Tiwa Savage, Mavin

Channels Television  
Updated October 23, 2019

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A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed a date to hear the suit filed by a Nigerian musician, Olumuyiwa Danladi popularly known as Danny Young, against a fellow musician, Tiwatope Savage, over alleged copyright infringement.

In the suit, labelled FHC/L/CS/230/2019 and pending before Justice Mohammed Liman, Young is claiming N205 million in damages against Tiwa for allegedly, infringing his copyright to his song titled Oju ti tiwon.

Also joined in the suit is her former record label, Mavin Records, owned by Don Jazzy.

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Danny Young filed the suit through his counsel, Mr Justin Ige claiming the sum of N200 million in damages against the defendants for copyright violation.

He is also claiming N5 million as cost of action and demanding an account for profits accrued to the defendants from the use of the infringing musical work in her single titled ‘ONE’.

The Plaintiff filed the suit since February 13.

The court has consequently, now set down the suit for definite hearing on November 5.

Danny Young told Channels Television that Tiwa and her team have refused to react to the allegation and even communicate with the accusers so they couldn’t explore the option of settling out of court or through an arbitration.

Tiwa and Mavin are yet to file a defense to the accusation.












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