Rex Omar threatens Zylofon Media with $1m suit

Rex Omar threatens Zylofon Media with $1m suit

- Highlife veteran Rex Omar has threatened to sue Zylofon Media for using his song without his permission

- Rex Omar has revealed that Zylofon FM played one of his yet-to-released songs, which he had given to a Zylofon ambassador to critique, without consulting him

- Since, according to Rex Omar, each song he writes is valuable to the tune of $1m, he will only let the matter go if Zylofon boss, Nana Appiah Mensah 'sorts him out'

Veteran Highlife musician, Rex Owusu Marfo, known in music circles as Rex Omar has threatened to sue entertainment company, Zylofon Media for copyright infringement.

According to Rex Omar, Zylofon FM, one of the subsidiaries of the company, played his song on air with seeking his permission.

Narrating his story, Rex Omar disclosed that he gave one of his unreleased songs to a Zylofon ambassador for critic only to hear the song being played on Zylofon FM later.

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I wanted to revive Highlife. I kept going to the studio for two years. I give it to you purposely to listen and by the time I realised, you play it on radio. That is not right and that is not how I want it to come out. People must understand that most creative people have some emotion attached to their work,” the veteran artiste lamented on Hitz FM on Thursday.

For him, every song he writes has a million doollar value so if Zylofon wants to settle the matter amicably, he the CEO of Zylofon Media, Nana Appiah Mensah has to sort him out.

Likening his upcoming suit against Zylofon to that of a poor man knocked down by a rich man’s car, Rex Omar said, “Ii you’re praying you don’t wish a poor man to knock you down with his car. I don’t have a problem with Obibini.”

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“They must do the right thing. They have to pay me money. We need to negotiate. I am dealing with the label. Every song I write out has a million dollar value and you know that Zylofon is “dosted” [Rich]. Now Zylofon has used my music, bingo, it is business!…” he added.

He further pointed out that “if I give you a beer to drink as my visitor, it doesn’t mean you can go into my fridge anytime.”

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