Tic recently revealed in an interview that he wasn’t happy with Wizkid over a copyright infringement. Wizkid sampled the chorus of Tic’s ‘Fefe Ne Efe’ in his verse on DJ Tunez’s song titled ‘Gbese’.
Tic in an interview on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz with Andy Dosty said he would take legal action against Wizkid if the singer fails to pay for sampling his song. But it appears that the legal process started already, some time in August 2019.
Tic and Tony Tetuila are jointly seeking for damages worth millions of naira 35% of revenues accrued from ‘Gbese’. Below is a copy of the writ.
‘As a matter of fact, the lawyers are working on it. There has been some discussions. We are on it.’, he revealed.
The ‘Kwani Kwani’ hitmaker also disclosed that Wizkid’s team had proposed a settlement fee but he felt the amount they mentioned was not enough.
‘If they don’t pay of course I will sue them. There has been a lot of discussions going on….some figures mentioned but, there is some things going on’, he added.
Tic released his ‘Fefe Ne Efe’ tune featuring Tony Tetuila in 2004.
In May 2019, DJ Tunez featured Wizkid and Blaqjerzee on his song titled ‘Gbese’.
Wizkid sampled Tic’s ‘Fefe Ne Efe’ song as he delivered the chorus on DJ Tunez’s smash hit tune.
Wizkid once said that he was inspired by Tic while pursuing his music career as a young boy.
It seems Tic will not be lured by this statement as he intends to take legal action against the Afrobeat star.
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