Veteran singer and guitarist, Victor Uwaifo, who once sued Simi for the sum of fifty million naira for alleged theft of intellectual property has now revealed his reasons for suing her.
The legendary musician opened up on why he documented a claim against the skilled songstress. He had an interview with Sahara Reporters it during the interview he gave insight into the reasons he sued Simi for supposed robbery of licensed innovation.
He said; “We’re in court as of now, I sued her at the government high court for N50 million. They will come to court”
At the point when Sahara Reporters inquired as to whether Simi had contacted him secretly, he replied:
: “No, only through her lawyers. We will meet in court.” Over a year ago, the veteran singer had revealed Simi was in trouble for failing to give him credit on her song; “Joromi.” The song title was originally coined by Uwaifo, hence, the reason he is upset with Simi for not giving her credit on the song.
He had said, when asked if he was going to take any legal action against Simi, “One after the other. I cannot just take everybody to court at the same time. I don’t know whether he or she; I know she is but I know somebody is behind it”
“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.”