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Copyright Lawsuit: Timi Dakolo provides proof of payment to Majek Fashek’s management
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Copyright Lawsuit: Timi Dakolo provides proof of payment to Majek Fashek’s management

Mfonobong Akpan

Following the story we published on Monday, in which Majek Fashek‘s management threatened to slam a N100 million lawsuit against Timi Dakolo for copyright infringement when he did a remake of ”Send Down The Rain,” Timi has presented a proof that he in fact signed an agreement and paid Majek’s management before using the song.

Copyright Lawsuit: Timi Dakolo provides proof of payment to Majek Fashek’s management

In a series of documents made available to NET, an agreement was signed by a popular film maker and blogger, Charles Novia, who represented Majek Fashek while the sum of N500,000 was paid on behalf of Timi Dakolo by Now Music to November Records. The receipt issued was signed for by Charles Novia. Dakolo also posted online a copy of the bank teller used in the transaction.

Verifying Timi Dakolo’s claim, Charles Novia was quoted as saying, “I brought a statement on this last year which absolves Timi of any wrong doing and we still stand by that statement. ‘Majek in the presence of  three or four witnesses gave us permission to negotiate that deal on his behalf. Timi Dakolo actually went through all the processes required to clear the song. ‘I don’t know what Majek’s new management is trying to achieve with these things,” he said.

Here are the documents;

Copyright Lawsuit: Timi Dakolo provides proof of payment to Majek Fashek’s management
Copyright Lawsuit: Timi Dakolo provides proof of payment to Majek Fashek’s management
Copyright Lawsuit: Timi Dakolo provides proof of payment to Majek Fashek’s management
Copyright Lawsuit: Timi Dakolo provides proof of payment to Majek Fashek’s management