A Veteran Catholic music composer, Jude Nnam has filed a lawsuit in the Federal High Court against five-star music label boss, E-Money and his brother, KCee for copyright infringement.
The plaintiff alleges that his 2001 composition ‘Som Too Chukwu’ was included in KCee’s Cultural Praise Vol. 1 album without authorization or permission.
The plaintiff reportedly said 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.
According to the lawsuit, Nnam’s lawyer, Michael Amakeze had reportedly sent a written notice on the alleged copyright infringement but the defendants failed to stop the infringing activity.
The plaintiff reportedly said that he composed the song for private worship and for liturgical purposes in the church and the alleged infringement has caused lots of damages, and unfair competition.
The plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction prohibiting the defendants from infringing on his copyright to the song.
The music composer is demanding N150m as payment for damages.
The case is pending.