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Gospel singer, Mercy Chinwo files lawsuit against secular musician, Obidiz, demands N2billion as damages

Gospel singer, Mercy Chinwo had filed a lawsuit against secular musician, Obidiz for using her name and photo in a commercialized song.

In the suit dated March 23rd, the singer slammed him for derogatorily using her name and image in a secular music audio and video.

Her lawyers sent a cease and desist letter to Obidiz to refrain from using her name and image in promotion of his music.

He is to take down the song which he published with immediate effect from all musical platforms and to take down promotional video containing image and clips from all social media platforms.

Failure to heed to their demands, the full machinery of the law will be set in motion against him seeking 2billion in damages.

Mercy Chinwo slams Obidiz with lawsuit
Mercy Chinwo slams Obidiz with lawsuit

Oga Sabinus threatens lawsuit against Peak Milk and Gala, demands N1B and N100m

In similar news, Popular Nigerian skit maker and content creator, Chukwuemeka Emmanuel popularly referred to as Oga Sabinus had threatened a double lawsuit against popular brands, Peak Milk and Gala over trademark theft and intellectual property rights.

The skitmaker threatened lawsuit against popular milk brand, peak milk over the alleged usage of his trademarked phrase, “Something hooge“, which rose him into prominence.

The AMVCA content creator of 2022, also threatened legal action against UAC Food Ltd, a company that produces gala sausage for using his famous brand picture(though cartoon like) and other intellectual products to make adverts and promotions for the product.

In a pre-suit notice to UAC Food Ltd which is dated 25 May 2022, Sabinus demanded the payment of N100m “for the use of his picture, which is the average fee our client charges for his picture to be used for adverts and promotions”.

In the suit, Sabinus noted how the company belonging to Peak Milk, Friesland Food Wamco Nigerian PLC, used his trademarked slogan “Something Hooge” for the advert and promotion of their product, Peak Milk, without his permission.

He revealed that the advert was made on Peak Milk Nigeria’s verified Instagram page (peak_milk) on 24th of May 2022. The comedian stated that the said slogan was trademarked on 26 November 2021 with the FILE NINIBER: NG/TM/O/2021/48316.

Sabinus gave both companies 14 working days to meet his demands or meet him in court.

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