“Simi Took Permission Before Using My Song” - Ebenezer Obey Confirms

Published 1 month ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
at 01:38 PM, 7/12/2019 (1 month ago)

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Veteran singer, Ebenezer Obey has stated that sonorous singer, Simi took permission from him before using his evergreen song ‘Aimasiko’.

In his words:
“I know the right thing to do but I have been so lenient. Some of them don’t take permission but some do. Simi took permission (before using my song) and she showed appreciation

“However, I believe I have to sow. I just tell the artistes that if the song turns out to be successful, they should come back to me. I believe that no musician on earth can claim to be great without singing other people’s songs. I recorded the song, ‘Eni ri nkan he’ (which was originally done by a musician called Ambassador) without telling the owner of the song. That was because I didn’t have sufficient knowledge then. My version of the song then turned out to be more popular than the original one. So, I always remember what Ambassador did for me. I know I can take the legal route but I decided not to do that, he told Punch.
TheNewsGuru recalls that veteran singer, Victor Uwaifo sued Simi for using the word ‘Joromi’  in her song and as the title of one of her tracks.
‘Joromi’ was the same song title Uwaifo gave to his 1979 global hit.
Kehinde Ajose has repeatedly asked to be called Mister Awesome but no one listens to him, so he prefers to wear the cap of visibility strategist, journalist and author.

He is the author of Donjazzyfied..a book on the lessons drawn from an African showbiz entrepreneur and also ‘5 costly mistakes entertainers make’.
He has been featured in mainstream media platforms like Vanguard, Thisday, The Sun,Punch, Kiss FM, Max FM etc
He was christened a formidable speaker by Edutainment magazine in 2008.

In 2015, he clinched the award for the Entertainment writer of the year at the Nigeria Media-Niteout Awards.In 2017, he was also listed as one of ‘Nigeria’s top 100 most influential writers’ by Nigerian Writers Awards

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