Nigerian music producer, Shizzi (Oluwaseyi Akerele) finally speak out on the trending issue on ground between him and Tunde Ednut over copyrights infringement of his latest single “Kosowo” which dropped yesterday.
Shizzi earlier accused Tunde Ednut of stealing his beat/instrumental to make his latest song titled ‘Kosowo‘ which is produced by the prolific MasterKraft. and already have his lawyers formally write Tunde Ednut and Masterkraft to promptly take-down all the download links for the song and desist from all promotion of it.
Read his official statement below:
“I have read several accounts of the unfortunate incident regarding the unauthorized appropriation of the intellectual property rights in the sound recording I had made sometime in 2014 by Mr. Tunde Ednut.
Contrary to the spin in the media, I never at any point engaged in any studio session with Mr. Tunde Ednut regarding the sound recording. The original sound recording was indeed created by me with Wande Coal providing freestyle vocals on it and I have attached a link of the original version in this release.
Kindly note that further to painstaking enquiries, I have discovered that Masterkraft was not in anyway complicit in the alleged theft of the IP rights as Mr. Tunde Ednut with malicious intent omitted to mention to Masterkraft my ownership rights in the recording.
I have no intention to engage in a public trade of words with Mr. Tunde Ednut, which is why I had instructed my lawyers to take the appropriate actions. It is my profound belief that a workman is deserving of the appropriate benefits to his works and it is high time we started according to intellectual property rights, the respect and regards they duly deserve.
While thanking the media house and blogs that have supported my brand and have reached out to me since the news of the IP conversion broke, I urge them to refrain from posting or reposting the infringing song and its video thereby engendering the continued criminal misappropriation of my IP rights pending the outcome of the law suit to be filed by my lawyers should Mr. Tunde Ednut and his cohorts not desist from their condemnable actions.
Thank you for your understanding.