Ghana News | Musician Chief Charles to Sue Multimedia for $20 Million

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Ghanaian musician and CEO of asumde.com, Charles Nelson, popularly known as Chief Charles has reportedly threatened to file a copyright infringement cases against multimedia platform, Adom FM.

The basis of his allegations is the alleged use of his song titled, “N´asem”, which he states has been continuously used by Adom FM as a theme song for their program, N´asem University,  hosted by Rev Gabriel Ansah.

“I am going to sue Multimedia for using my song on Adom FM. The song which was released in 1998 by the Shepherds was written by me. And for some time now, I have quietly observed my song being played on the platform as a theme song for their show”, he stated during Zylofon FM´s Showbiz Agenda.

Chief Charles, who is also the host of Zylofon Studio on Zylofon TV, emphasized that creators and owners of songs or artistic works have legal rights to their work and anyone who needs to make use of such works should seek adequate permission and authorization to use the work.

According to him, he is taking inspiration from Rex Omar, chairperson for GHAMRO, for his threat to sue Zylofon Music´s Obibini for copyright infringement.

“You don´t build walls when relationships fail but rather you build bridges so you can always have an opportunity to ‘jaw-jaw’. My intellectual property has been used for a period of time now, and I do not think anyone will fault me for taking action because, I have been patient for all these years”, he cries out.

Chief Charles said this is a campaign and fight against copyright infringement on the works of musicians in the country.

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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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