Veteran reggae music act, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, has lambasted Nigerian singer and former winner of Idol West Africa, Timi Dakolo, over infringement of the copyright law.
Majek Fashek, in an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats recently, narrated how Timi Dakolo, the R&B singer, “stole” his evergreen hit song, Send Down the Rain.
Timi, in 2013, had done a remix of the song but Fashek said Timi never took permission from him before doing the song.
The rain maker said Timi Dakolo capitalised on his state of health and remade his song without taking permission from him.
“He broke the copyright rules. He is a thief because in music business, he must take permission before he works on someone’s song. That is why we have the Copyright Society Of Nigeria (COSON).
“I did not give anyone the right to do anything with my song. I have a management team I work with headed by Omenka Uzoma. 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.”