Legendary singer and guitarist, Victor Uwaifo, who earlier sued Simi, the sum of fifty million naira for reportedly stealing his intellectual property has now opened up on why he sued the popular songstress.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Sahara Reporters ,he said; “We’re in court already, I sued her at the federal high court for N50 million. They will be coming to court”
When Sahara Reporters asked if Simi had reached out to him privately, he answered: “No, only through her lawyers. We will meet in court.”
A year ago, the ace musician had told Simi that she was in trouble for failing to give him credit on her song; “Joromi.” The song title was originally coined by Uwaifo.
Speaking on the case, he disclosed that Simi had promised to come to Benin to see him but she failed to show up..
“An LP was sent as a compliment; I’m still looking at it but they were planning to come to Benin to see me. Up till now, they haven’t come. So I’m just putting that one on hold. ‘Joromi’ is a franchise”
“The name never existed before. Benin don’t have ‘J’ in their language. If any started with ‘J’ in Benin then it is fake. All consonant words start with vowel sounds. For example, if I use the trademark of one of these soft drinks, it is wrong. So Simi is in trouble.” He added.