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Danny Young Sues Tiwa Savage For N205 Million Over Copyright Infringement

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Danny Young Sues Tiwa Savage For N205 Million Over Copyright Infringement

A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed November 5 to hear a suit by a musician, Olumuyiwa Danladi a.k.a Danny Young, against hip hop star Tiwatope (Tiwa) Savage, for alleged copyright infringement.

Young is seeking N205 million in damages against Savage for allegedly, using his musical work titled ‘ONE’ without lawful authority.

The suit, marked ‘FHC/L/CS/230/2019’ is pending before Justice Mohammed Liman.

Joined as second defendant in the suit is Savage’s former record label Mavin Records.

Mavin Records was founded in 2012 by record artist and producer, Don Jazzy.

The ‘Omo Lepa’ hit singer filed the suit through his counsel, Mr Justin Ige, of Creative Legal, claiming the sum of N200 million in damages against the defendants for copyright violation.

He is also claiming N5 million as cost of action, as well as demanding an account for profits accrued to the defendants from the use of the infringing musical work 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.



  1. Metu Nyetu

    October 24, 2019 at 5:26 AM

    SUIT FILED since February 13, and the court is yet to even hear the case. By the time November 5 comes round the corner, a whooping 9months would have dragged by. Our judiciary is a positive encouragement to snails and other slower animal. This is part of the reasons why some people tend to take laws into their hands.

  2. Fifelomo

    October 24, 2019 at 8:14 AM

    Can’t these two settle out of court?

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