Five Star record label boss, E-Money and brother Kcee has been dragged to court by popular music composer, Jude Nnam.
Jude, a popular catholic music composer , dragged the brothers to court for copyright infringement and has demanded for N150 million in damages.
According to report, Nnam alleges that his 2001 composition ‘Som Too Chukwu’ was included in KCee’s Cultural Praise Vol. 1 album without authorisation.
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Statement from the document in the case filed at the Federal High Court reads;
“Nnam is seeking declaration “that the defendants jointly and severally infringed on his copyright “by adapting, producing, distributing, marketing, advertising and performing” the song to the general public “without his consent or authorization (either written or oral).
“He is also seeking perpetual Injunction retraining, preventing and or prohibiting the defendants whether acting by themselves, or through their servants, agents, privies, legal representatives, or any other person howsoever from infringing on his copyright to the song.” it reads.
According to the report, Nnam’s lawyer, Michael Amakeze, had on January 28, 2021, written to the defendants on the alleged copyright infringement but the plaintiff’s concerns were ignored.
Jude Nnam is renowned for for his musical compositions in many languages. He directed the “Papal Choir of a Thousand Voices” in Abuja during Saint Pope John Paul II’s second visit to Nigeria in 1998.
He is currently the music director for the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).