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Monday, November 13, 2017

Veteran Musician, Victor Uwaifo Accuses Simi, Jaywon Of Copyright Theft

Veteran Nigerian musician, Prof Victor Uwaifo, has accused Nigerian
singer, Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye AKA Simi and Iledare Oluwajuwonlon, AKA Jaywon of copyright theft.







According to dailypost,The one-time Edo State Commissioner for Arts and Culture who has hit songs like ‘Joromi’, ‘Mami Water’and ‘Guitar Boy’ Said the duo failed to seek his permission before making the different remixes of his
song, Joromi.

It was gathered that ”Joromi” a highlife song by Uwaifo, was first
released on the album titled Big Sound on June 27, 1969, however,
almost 5 decades after its release, new versions of Joromi resurfaced
in Nigerian music scene.

Uwaifo in an interview with Showtime, said, simply ascribing credit
to him as original composer of the song would suffice as permission
for him although he has no intention to drag them to court.

He said, “They didn’t contact me before doing a remix of Joromi; but

I’m like a father to them so I can’t begin to drag them to court, so
let them make a living out of it, but at the same time it’s piracy.”

“I’ve heard it too many times on different occasions; it shows the
quality of the music that has come a long way. As far as I’m concerned,


I’ve lived five lives (from one generation to the other), so if they
want to appreciate and still appreciate me, it shows the quality of
the music. It’s one thing to be an artiste and it’s another thing to
stay on the scene for a long time; so I will not discourage artistes
trying to remix or do another rendition of Joromi, but rather
encourage them to give credit to the composer if they do.’’

26 comments:

  1. Yeah...good point made!

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    1. He should enforce his rights in court or forever hold his peace #AllForRelevance

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  2. See matured mind. If it is our now yeyebrities of these days, it will be from one banter to the other.

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    1. Am telling you.... Before clicking on this post, i was suprised until i read how maturely he handled it๐Ÿ™Œ

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  3. Warevs! Sooo loving Simis version mehn. That babe get voiceeeee.๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Simi's voice is heavenly,the babe can sing walahai

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    2. Simi's joromi is different ooo,what is this man talking about.he just heard joromi his ears flash or what?just because simi titled her song joromi doesn't mean she copied his song shift Mr man,if you want to resurrect your career don't come and try bring this beautiful angel with sonorous voice simi down pls

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  4. Simi's joromi is quite different from pa uwaufo's joromi na. Well, he understands better.

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    1. Abi o. Simi's 'joromi' is enormously different frm papa's version nah. Dt u first used 'I love u' in ur music doesn't mean others won't use it again, except there is a copyright on dt word/phrase.

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  5. Season of copyright theft. Everyone should just do the needful. Avoid theft and Give honour to who the honour is due when necessary to avoid this back and forth words exchange

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  6. Enter your comment...papa u hv made a good point. Simi joromi might be diff but dat name made wave in music scene by victor. So simi next tym do d needful.

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    1. You don't have sense love aloh,how many musician has a song with folake or Caro? Is that copyright.The man doesn't even know the meaning of copyright,simi's song is not same with his,joromi is a name,simi has done nothing wrong here and don't need to give any credit to the man

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  7. I really love that song joromi

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  8. Most of these Nigerian artiste are lazy, they can't come up with anything other to steal people's intellectual property.

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    1. What did she steal,have you listened to simi's joromi? I'm guessing you haven't,cos if you have you won't write this kind of comment.the songs are not the same

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    1. Yes he has spoken rubbish

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  10. Simi's version was not a remix of Pa Uwaifo's 'joromi'. As there was no semblance at all in the song and a case of copyright might not be tenable unless he has the copyright for the song title Joromi. He handled it maturedly all the same.

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    1. You have sense,look at somebody that has heard the song and literate enough to understand that they are both not same song.joromi is a name,my cousin's name is joromi.

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  11. wow!
    Very mature of him,
    This is how life should be, simple and plain!
    artist please always give credit to those you copy from.

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  12. Is the name Joromi exclusive to Pa Uwaifo?
    I see no copyright theft there as the songs don't sound alike in anyway
    But thank God he's not making a case out of it sha

    There's this song by one new artiste and Mr.Eazi
    They copied Osadede's sound and didn't give credit to him
    That's what i see as copyright

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    1. I wonder ooo,his the name joromi exclusive to him ni kรฉ,uwaifo my name is joromi come and Sue me for copyright.trying to be in the news without thinking properly

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  13. For pple claiming that is not theft pls keep quite , Simi did a copyright & remix of the song just that papa uwaifo is peaceful else she wouldav pay tru her ass

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    1. Amascatel so you stupid reach like this.clap for yourself for this nonsense you typed

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