May 20, 2018

Simi in trouble for ‘stealing’ song

Simi and Sir Uwaifo

Legendary musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo, has said singer Simi is in trouble for “stealing” his intellectual property, Joromi.

Uwaifo revealed this in an interview with Sahara Reporters at the annual general meeting of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) in Lagos.

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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 was reducing the creativity of the new generation of musicians.

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According to him, 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.


Femi Bakare

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