Music Composer Jude Nnam Slams E-Money, Kcee with N150m Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Music Composer Jude Nnam Slams E-Money, Kcee with N150m Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

- Jude Nnam alleges that his 2001 composition ‘Som Too Chukwu’ was included in KCee’s Cultural Praise Vol. 1 album without authorisation

- The prominent Catholic music composer slammed a N150m copyright infringement lawsuit on E-Money, Kcee and their record label, 5 Star Music

- Nnam directed the “Papal Choir of a Thousand Voices” in Abuja during Saint Pope John Paul II’s second visit to Nigeria in 1998

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Five Star Music label boss, E-Money and his brother, KCee, have been dragged to court for copyright infringement by veteran Catholic music composer, Jude Nnam who is demanding N150 million in damages.

According to thenigeriainlawyer.com, Nnam alleges that his 2001 composition ‘Som Too Chukwu’ was included in KCee’s Cultural Praise Vol. 1 album without authorisation.

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According to the document in the case filed at the Federal High Court:

"Nnam is seeking declaration “that the defendants jointly and severally infringed on his copyright “by adapting, producing, distributing, marketing, advertising and performing” the song to the general public “without his consent or authorization (either written or oral).
"He is also seeking perpetual Injunction retraining, preventing and or prohibiting the defendants whether acting by themselves, or through their servants, agents, privies, legal representatives, or any other person howsoever from infringing on his copyright to the song."

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According to the report, Nnam's lawyer, Michael Amakeze, had on January 28, 2021, written to the defendants on the alleged copyright infringement but the plaintiff’s concerns were ignored.

A knight of the Catholic Church in Nigeria, Nnam said he composed the song for private worship and for liturgical purposes in the church.

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Catholic music composer Jude Nnam slams E-Money, Kcee with N150m copyright infringement lawsuit
Jude Nnam is suing E-Money, Kcee. Photo credit: Sir Jude Nnam, @iam_emoney1
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Renowned for his musical compositions in many languages, Nnam directed the “Papal Choir of a Thousand Voices” in Abuja during Saint Pope John Paul II’s second visit to Nigeria in 1998.

Only a few days ago, E-Money took to social media to show off in his usual fashion. The business mogul has been known to greatly enjoy displaying his lavish lifestyle on social media and this time was not any different when he shared a video of his office.

In the short snap, E-Money was seen seated on a chair and enjoying a drink as the camera rolled. He later stood up and took long strides to his desk as the video captured other parts of his office.

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