Rapper Sarkodie is at the centre of a law suit, after being accused by music producer Mark Okraku Mantey of defying copyright rules.
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Michael Owusu-Addo, known in showbiz as Sarkodie, released a song ‘Kokoko’ originally composed by the late Daasebre Gyamenah as a tribute to the former music hit-man.
Daasebre Gyamena died last year at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) after battling with a short illness.
Rapper Sarkodie also performed the track at his Rapperholic Concert in 2016, but has come under fire from Mark Okraku for not acknowledging him [Okraku] as the original producer of the song.
In an interview with Myjoyonline.com, the CEO of Slip Music accused the award-winning rapper of stealing intellectual property and threated a court suit against him.
Mr Okraku said he was the original producer of the song and should have been acknowledged by Sarkodie.
He added that by virtue of the song being released under his Slip Music Label, he owned its exclusive rights.
Sarkodie, who saw the late Daasebre Gyamena as a role model, performed a remix version of his ‘kokoko’ track together with Lord Kenya at last year’s Rapperholic Concert as posthumous tribute to the late High-Life singer.
His actions seem to have gotten him into hot waters with music producer, Mark Okraku Matey, who however refused to confirm when the rapper will be served the law suit.