In what is set to be another drama in the Nigerian music industry, the entertainment sector fans is set to witness yet another beef between an old skool veteran and a new skool singer.
In an exclusive interview with Punch’s Saturday Beats, veteran reggae singer, Majek Fashek, has revealed that R&B singer, Timi Dakolo capitalised on his state of health and stole his evergreen hit song, ‘Send Down the Rain’, adding that he remade his song without taking permission from him.
Recall that Timi Dakolo had in 2013, done a remix of the song, but Fashek said Timi never took permission from him before doing the song.
“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. 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.
“I felt bad when I learnt that he worked on my song without my consent. 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. The song is not a normal song; it is a spiritual hit song.
Timi Dakolo does not know how I suffered to get that song. I fasted for seven days before I got that song. I partook in three days ‘white’ fasting before the song came to me. Timi Dakolo did not go through that. I did not fight him because I do not have time. Let God judge us,” Majek Fashek said.
When contacted to get his own side of the story, Punch stated that Timi Dakolo, was quick to cut short the conversation even before the correspondent could explain reasons for calling.
“I am not in the country. There is no allegation levelled against me. Go ahead and write a better story. I am not in Nigeria,” he said before he rudely ended the call.
Few hours later, Timi Dakolo took to his Instagram page to react to the story which has already gone viral online and social media. Below is what he posted;