- Intellectual property theft is unfortunately not news in the Nigerian music industry. A good number of artistes have come out, pointing accusing fingers at their colleagues.
- Months ago, there were claims that Victor AD wrote ‘Jowo’ for Davido.
- Clearing the air, the singer denied writing the hit track.
Months after Nigerian singer and songwriter, Victor Adere known by his stage name, Victor AD and colleague, Davido unfollowed each other on social media, the former has spoken up regarding what led to the incident.
There were speculations that Victor AD wrote David Adeleke, aka Davido’s hit song ‘Jowo.’ The reports which went viral a while back added that Victor AD said Davido stole his hit song ‘Jowo’ from him during a studio session.
Clearing the air in a recent interview with Naija FM, Lagos, the Warri-born music star clarified that he did not write the song as widely reported.
Victor AD further revealed that when the news started making rounds, Davido tackled him via DM, asking to know why he would say such but he denied being behind the rumours.
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According to the ‘Tire You’ crooner the false reports by blogs almost ruined his relationship with the DMW boss. Victor AD said:
“From nowhere, someone speculating that Victor AD wrote [Davido’s] ‘Jowo.’ I’m not social media-savvy. Most times, before I notice happenings on social media, it would be two days after the matter has trended.
My manager actually called my attention to the ‘Jowo’ controversy on social media but I didn’t take it seriously. Later on, I said let me just check the trend on social media. Then a few hours later, I saw Davido’s message. He was like, ‘Whatsup na? Wettin dey sup with this whole ‘Jowo’ thing?’. And I said I didn’t know anything about it.
I told him that based on the love and respect I have for him I can’t do something that will tarnish his image. I’m not even the type of person that will claim what I’m not. Why would I be seeking credit for what I didn’t do?”
It was shortly after the incident, Davido and Victor AD stopped following each other on social media, but it is not clear if there is still a rift between them.
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In a similar story, Big Brother Naija reality TV star cum singer, Tope Adenibuyan, better known as Teddy A weeks back called out a famous TV Host over intellectual property theft.
Intellectual property theft is when someone steals an idea, creative expression, or invention from an individual or a company.
According to the father of two, the media personality stole his idea after he pitched it to him.