Legendary Nigerian singer and guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo is suing singer Simi for allegedly stealing his intellectual property and has demanded N50million in compensation.
The veteran guitarist, after a performance at the National Festival of Arts and Culture in Edo State, revealed that he had sued the singer at the federal court and was ready to take action against the singer.
According to him, Simi remixed his original song “Joromi” and since she has made no efforts to settle the issue privately, he is expecting them to do so in court.
In his interview, he said:
“We’re in court already, I sued her at the federal high court for N50 million. They will be coming to court one after the other. I cannot just take everybody to court at the same time.
“I don’t know whether he or she; I know she is but I know somebody is behind it.
“An LP was sent as a compliment; I’m still looking at it but they were planning to come to Benin to see me.
“Up till now, they haven’t come. So I’m just putting that one on hold. “Joromi” is a franchise. The name never existed before. Benin doesn’t have ‘J’ in their language.
“If any started with ‘J’ in Benin then it is fake. All consonant words start with vowel sounds.
“For example, if I use the trademark of one of these soft drinks, it is wrong. So Simi is in trouble.”