Chief Charles to sue Multimedia for $20million

Chief Charles to sue Multimedia for $20million

Ghanaian musician and Chief Executive of Asumde.com, Charles Nelson, widely known as Chief Charles, has threatened to sue Multimedia Group for copyright infringement on his song titled, 'N´asem'.

According to Chief Charles, he is bringing a lawsuit against the media outfit for the usage of his popular song on Adom FM as a theme song for their program, N'asem University which is hosted by Rev. Gabriel Ansah.

Chief Charles to sue Multimedia for $20million

Chief Charles

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Speaking on Zylofon FM's Showbiz Agenda, the musician disclosed that the company has used his song for so many years but has failed to approach him for the necessary settlement.

“I am going to sue Multimedia for using my song on Adom FM. The song which was released in 1998 by the Shepherds was written by me. And for some time now, I have quietly observed my song being played on the platform as a theme song for their show,” he stated.

Chief Charles, who doubles as host for Zylofon Studio on Zylofon TV said owners of song have legal rights to their work but management of the company have failed in seeking the necessary permissions before using of their works for commercial gain.

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"You don´t build walls when relationships fail but rather you build bridges so you can always have an opportunity to jaw-jaw. My intellectual property has been used for a period of time now, and I do not think anyone will fault me for taking action because, I have been patient for all these years," he lamented

To him, he is taking inspiration from Rex Omar, chairperson for GHAMRO, for his threat to sue Zylofon Music's Obibini for copyright infringement.

He added that his action is geared towards the fight against copyright infringement on the works of other musicians in the country.

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