King Sunny Ade Wins N500 Million Lawsuit


Veteran Nigerian musician, King Sunny Ade has won the lawsuit he filed against Record Manufacturing Company of Nigeria, African Songs and its subsidiary, Take Your Choice Stores in 1975.

Sunny Ade dragged both companies before Justice Dosunmu of the Lagos high court for copyright infringement of his master tapes.

According to reports , Sunny Ade has been rewarded with a whopping N500million as damages, for infringing on his works with additional cost of N3million for prosecuting the suit.

The also court ordered the companies to return the master tapes of the original musical works produced under the label of the two companies by Sunny Ade, but the organizations held on to the tapes owing to the death of the Chief Executive Officer of the two companies, Chief Bolarinwa Abioro.

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