Songstress, Tiwa Savage has won a copyright case filed against her by Danny Young.
Danny Young had alleged that Tiwa Savage lifted lyrics off his song, ‘Oju Ti Ti Won’, a song he released in 2009, for her single ‘One’ which dropped last year.
Young confirmed he filed complaints against Tiwa, saying he had reached out to her on the intellectual infringement on her song but was ignored.
“ When I heard her song last year, my lawyers reached out to her lawyers but they ignored us. They thought it was just one small boy talking ,” he said at the time.
“ Tiwa and every other singer out there is a role model, so we must not continue to operate in an industry that has no structure. I am just trying to do the right thing and trying to prove that copyright issues must be taken seriously especially in the Nigerian entertainment industry.”
With claims of the copyright infringement then, video streaming platform, YouTube, went ahead to take down the music video off it’s platform replacing it with a message which reads:
“ Tiwa Savage ‘One’ is no longer available due to a copyright claim by a third party.”
Although the music video was off the video streaming platform for about two months, YouTube finally restored it on Saturday, March 2.
“ YouTube finds such claims to be unfounded and restored the video online, ” the video streaming platform said.
Singer, Danny Young has gone on to file a N200 million suit against Tiwa Savage before the federal high court in Lagos.