Award winning singer, Simi might be in trouble owing to theft of intellectual property for the song she released in 2017, “Joromi”.
It may be recalled that Sir Victor Uwaifo released a song which soared in his time, titled;’Joromi’.
It became a hit and was recognized by all in 1969. He has now cried out that the song has become a victim of intellectual property theft as Simi failed to give credit to him when she released her own version in 2017.
Uwaifo, during an interview with SaharaReporters, made the shocking revelation at the Annual General Meeting of Copyright Society of Nigeria COSON, in Lagos.
The former commissioner for arts and culture in Edo State described copyright and Intellectual property theft as a very serious issue in Nigeria, saying it must be dealt with urgently as it is reducing the creativity of the new generation of musicians.
he noted that the process of making music has now significantly changed from what it used to be in his time, as “more mediocres” are now in the game.
This is coming just a few days after her rumoured boyfriend, Adekunle Gold called out Nollywood producers on social media for using his song in a low budget movie without his consent