The official music video of the Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage ‘One’ has apparently been taken down from Youtube after claims of copyright by Danny Young.
The song ‘One’, was released last year by the Mavin singer, Tiwa Savage to express her gratitude for all that had come her way during the course of the year.
Two days after the release of the song, the controversy started after singer Danny Young alleged on his Instagram page that Tiwa Savage had stoled a line in his 2009 single, titled ‘Oju Ti Won’.
Danny Young claimed a line in his song, ‘O d’odun lan ri orogbo, o do’dun lan ri ahusa, o d’dodun lan ri omo obi lori igba’ – which when translated means ‘cash crops such as kola and walnuts are valuable every year’, was used by Tiwa Savage and since she did not bother to seek permission, it was a case of intellectual theft.
The allegation was dismissed by a number of his fans with Tiwa Savage refusing to comment and going ahead to release the visuals to the songs a few weeks later.
It, however, seems that Danny Young has taken his case to the Youtube ‘courts’ who have been known for their zero tolerance to any perceived case of violated copyright laws.
“This is not a social media battle, it is just about doing the right thing,” Danny Young told NET while confirming he made the claim.
“When I heard her song last year, my lawyers reached out to her lawyers but they ignored us. They thought it was just one small boy talking. Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of respect for Tiwa Savage and I respect her craft as well, but you see, two brothers can have a case in court and still have a good relationship with each other.”
As at Yesterday morning January 23, 2019, it was confirmed that the video is no longer available on the streaming platform following a complaint made by a third party believed to be Ajibola Olumuyiwa Danladi, popularly known as Danny Young, even though the audio is still accessible.