Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo, has slammed the All Progressives Congress for using his song without his permission.
Timi Dakolo’s hit song, ‘Great Nation’ was played at a point during the presidential primaries of the ruling party on Tuesday night.
Displeased with the act, Timi Dakolo in a post on Twitter questioned why APC would use his song in a rally or campaign without his permission.
Timi Dakolo noted that this is the second time APC would be doing such a thing, adding that it’s one of those things that people do and get away with in Nigeria.
He wrote: “Why Use an Artist Song without their permission in a rally or campaign.The things people get away with in this Country called Nigeria. Actually this is the second time”
Timi Dakolo’s tweet stirred mixed reactions from some Nigerians:
@segalink wrote: “My brother @timidakolo I hope them don pay us for this song wey them dey play for APC convention so?”
@deehumorous wrote: “Ambassadors for Change… You know u can just pay Timi Dakolo to coman perform ot with his real face and voice”
@roqzee wrote: “Timi Dakolo talked about copyright licensing & ignorant people went in the comments insulting him & saying that songs in a public domain suddenly are free for use & belong to nobody. I hope your employers are not online, it’s good to keep quiet sometimes to hide your ignorance”
@DemolaRewaju wrote: “Shey Timi Dakolo won’t sue these people like this. Almost a sacrilege to play such a patriotic song at such an unpatriotic gathering”
@lordbwoi wrote: “This Timi Dakolo one nation song always brings back this nysc nostalgia. Honestly we need peace in our land, the chaos is too much #APCPrimaries”