Copyright infringement: ​Nigerian artiste​ ​seeks N500m compensation from MTN


Barely a week after the Nigerian Communications Commission slammed MTN Nigerian a $5.2 billion fine for disobeying regulatory directives, a N500 million suit has been filed against the telecoms giant for alleged copyright infringement.

The suit was filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja by a musician and entertainer, Omenuwoma Dovie, popularly known in entertainment circles as ‘Baba 2010’.

In the suit, No. FHC/ABJ/CS/895/15 dated November 4, 2015, Mr. Dovie sought a declaration of the court that the sale of four of his songs, namely “Gentlemen”, “Omotena”, “Twisted”, and “Unity Song” originally titled “Buy Africa”, to customers without a contractual agreement with him violated his copyright. Continue reading