Nigerian Musician, Maleke Moye today dragged telecommunications giant, 9mobile to the Federal High Court Ikoyi presided over by Hon Justice Faji on allegations of intellectual property theft and commercial exploitation of the said stolen intellectual property.
Maleke who is the leader, Edo State Chapter of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, PMAN sued the Telecoms company for the unauthorized used of his intellectual properties.
The suit which was recently instituted against the telecommunications giant is asking for the payment of damages to the tune of 500million Naira for the unauthorized copying, theft, sale and continuous resale for of sixteen different music tracks of Mr. Maleke as ring tunes on its website for a period upwards of seven years.
The plaintiff who spoke in court today lamented the huge financial loss he had suffered over the years due to the brazen display of recklessness by the telecommunications giant. He lamented further that all attempts to open communication channels with 9mobiles parent company were frustrated hence his resort to the law for remedy.
According to the artiste:
“I am a performing artiste and I believe these are my intellectual properties being used by another organization without my consent.
They thought I was no longer active in the industry and felt they had the liberty to use my materials without due consultation. We actually reached out to them for amicable settlement, but they refused to give me and my team any audience and so we dragged them to court.
I believe the court will decide and justice will definitely prevail”
Maleke went further to talk about the loss Nigerian artistes incur as a result of copyrights infringements on their materials:
“It is quite unfortunate that a lot of Nigerian artistes don’t understand their rights and obligations in the industry. That is why we ask them to join associations and leagues, but no they would want to do it on their on.
No organization has the right to use your property without having an agreement with you”.
The matter was adjourned till a later date for continuation of hearing.
‘Small Businesses Need Support’ – Mr Macaroni
Nigerian comedian, Debo Adedayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has urged the youths to help small businesses who need support regarding cleaning up after the recent violence witnessed in Lagos state.
The social media skit maker took to his Twitter page to share his views thus:
“Let’s focus on small businesses around us. If a lot of cleaning has been done or is being done already, then those businesses would need support. The government already said they will do that but there are also people and organizations willing to support.”
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Mr Macaroni also advised his fellow youths to be careful of trigger-happy men in uniform.
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Nigerian filmmaker, Chika Lann, has tagged the ongoing violence resulting from the End SARS protests as a ‘rich vs poor’ fight. According to the television personality, it’s a sort of uprising against the rich.
Taking to her Instagram page, the actress and former model advises her fellow celebrities to go out there and help as many people as they can before things get out of hand.
In her words:
“This #ENDSARS protest is obviously beyond Police Brutality. It’s a sort of uprising against the rich! The poor are coming for the rich. This is obviously RICH vs POOR. How else would you explain the wanton vandalism? I advise my fellow celebrity to go out there and help as much people as they can before it’s too late. #onelove”
See her post below:
‘Don’t Destroy The Things We Will Need Tomorrow’, Yemi Alade Begs Fans
Nigerian musician, Yemi Alade, has appealed to the youths to halt the destruction of valuable properties following the Lekki Tollgate shooting on Tuesday.
Information Nigeria recalls hoodlums stormed the premises of news station, TVC to burn down the entire building on Wednesday. Also, BRT buses have been burnt.
The singer advises that the youths should not destroy things while being emotional. Taking to Twitter, she writes:
“With all the emotions running wild, it’s still very important to NOT DESTROY THE THINGS WE WILL NEED TOMORROW #KEEPHOPEALIVE”
She had also previously tweeted thus:
“We understand say hunger dey everywhere, but make we no use that one take spoil another man property. We go over come …….. Stay safe”
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