A Nigerian lawyer, Bolanle Cole, has threatened to sue controversial singer, Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable following his recent performance at the Nigerian Bar Association concert.
He called out the Zazuu Zeh crooner and demanded that he refunds the money paid to him for the performance which attracted heavy criticism.
The lawyer took to his Twitter account to disclose his plans while issuing a public notice that if Portable fails to refund the fee following his ‘sub par performace’ then he will take legal steps.
A video from the NBA concert ‘Unbarred’ which went viral, showed the singer climbing a pole and singing his songs in an electrifying manner.
Bolanle wrote; “Portable should refund the money paid him to perform at the unbarred.
Take notice that if Portable does not comply within 14days, I will be proceeding to court to file law suit against him.”
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Nigerian rapper, Darlington Okoye also known as Speed Darlington has slammed a cease and desist on fintech platform, Palmpay, following their usage of his picture for commercial purposes without due authorisation.
It may be recalled that the loan firm had uploaded an advertisement on its official Twitter account with regards to customers mood when they fund their accounts using eWallet.
The company used a picture of Speed Darlington while running the advertisement, which provoked a reaction from the internet sensation.
He had issued a warning to Palmpay to settle him or take down his photo because he has worked too hard for his image, failure of which will result in him taking them to court.
However, it seems the singer’s warning did not have the desired effect as the advert still remained on its platform, so he filed a case through his lawyers.
Speed Darlington demanded the sum of 200 million Naira as compensation from the management of the fintech platform.
In the letter he posted on his official Instagram page, the entertainer said if the demands are not met with high sense of urgency, they will seek judicial redress for the violation of the intellectual property laws applicable in Nigeria.
It reads in part: Our client briefed us that on Monday, the 14 of August 2023, you made a post on your X page (formerly known as Twitter) using the pictorial representation of our client. Mr Achakpo. The post which you captioned; “Monday Morning Mood when you fund your Cowry wallet on Palmpay App”. You made this post with the pure intent of running an advert with our client’s image, to gain massive publicity and rip off from the popularity, fame and salability of his image.
We were further briefed that you made the aforementioned post without the consent or authorization of our client. This act of yours has constituted a violation of his image rights, a breach of his fundamental human rights, and a breach of intellectual property laws and data protection laws applicable in Nigeria.