Gh¢120,000 lawsuit against Kuami Eugene: media must be blamed— Richie Mensah hints
The Chief Executive Officer of Lynx Entertainment, Richie Mensah says bad publication has fueled a Gh¢120,000 law suit against the reining artiste of the year, Kuami Eugene.
Kuami Eugene is recently sued by a Ghana-based Nigerian artiste, Oduma Essan for plagiarising his song dubbed: “Show body.”
The musician is seeking damages worth Gh¢120,000 to cover the production of the song, video shoots, and promotions both in Ghana and Nigeria.
Reacting to the development in a media interview, Richie said the Gh¢120,000 lawsuit against the highlife musician stemmed from the consistent news which suggest Kuami Eugene has been allegedly plagiarising songs of other musicians and song writers.
He said the media had their share to be blamed for the law suit, stressing that they failed to exercise discretion when writing contents against the “Dollar on you” hitmaker.
Richie explained that the allegations made by Oduma against his artiste was not having grounds.
He said Kuami Eugene had not plagiarised any of his content since he released his “show body”, the disputed track before Oduma did.
According to Richie the only similarities in the song was the title, stressing that the rhythm, sound and lyrics were different which had no basis to be called a plagiarised content.
He assured that his musicians have respect for the music copyright laws, hence would not flout it when entertaining the public.
Richie indicated that the “Son of Africa” album by Kuami Eugene had a credible and original content and urged the media to shoot down allegations and write good contents that would project, protect and secure musicians of the country in the right way.