Legendary singer, Majek Fashek has accused Timi Dakolo of stealing his ‘No Woman, No Cry’ song.
“I felt bad when I learnt that he worked on my song without my consent.” Majek said. “He did not even give me credit. He is a very bad artiste and he took advantage of the circumstance that I was facing during that time.”
In 2013, Timi Dakolo released a remix of Majek’s smashing hit song, and Timi has now gone ahead to monetize the track, with the song currently listed on digital music stores as a single. But the veteran reggae singer said Timi Dakolo didn’t seek his consent before recording, producing and releasing the song.
Majek Fashek had this to say about Timi Dakolo, “He broke the rules of copyright. He is a thief because in music business, he must take permission before he works on someone’s song.” Majek told Punch. “That is why we have COSON. I did not give anyone the right to do anything with my song. I have a management team I work with headed by Omenka Uzoma. Dakolo never bothered to look for me before stealing my song. He has infringed on the laws of copyright and he is not an original artiste. It is only people like Tuface, Wizkid, Olamide that are original.”
Timi Dakolo acknowledged the fact that he used Majek Fashek’s song but added he paid the legendary singer’s manager for right to remake the song.
Reacting to the matter on Instagram he wrote, “MY PEOPLE IT TRULY SADDENS ME TO SEE SUCH… I ALWAYS TRY TO DO THINGS RIGHTLY AND LAWFULLY… I PAID HIS MANAGER TO REMAKE THE SONG,I GOT MY INVOICE…I EVEN MENTIONED TO HIM DURING OUR REHEARSALS AT THE HEADIES.. SO HONESTLY I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS WRITE UP… OGA MAJEK FASHEK..I RESPECT AND LOVE YOU…YOUR VOICE GIVES LIFE TO LYRICS… YOU ARE ONE OF THE BEST MUSICIANS I KNOW..GOD BLESS YOU..”