We reported few days ago about a new beef brewing between two ace Nigerian music producers in the industry –Shizzi and Masterkraft including comedian/singer Tunde Ednut over intellectual property theft.
Shizzi has however, come out to clear his colleague’s name from the controversy after it was revealed the Finally hitmaker was unaware of his ownership rights in the recording.
In an official statement released to Notjustok, the HKN in house producer said that he would rather file a lawsuit against Tunde Ednut and his camp for copyright infringement if they don’t desist from promoting their own version of Kosowo -the song in question.
He also shared the original track featuring Wande Coal- which was recorded in 2008.
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.
Listen to Wande Coal x Shizzi – Kosowo below
Listen To Tunde Ednut’s version produced by Masterkraft