Edo veteran singer, Pa Monday Igbinidu has filed a N200 million lawsuit against Shallipopi for illegally copying his song “Obapluto” (N’ogbaisi).
The renowned singer had called out Shallipopi and his mother a week prior for deceitfully contacting him and tipping him N50,000 after the song had already been produced and released.
However, he was given a week to make the necessary preparations and Amendments, such as crediting Pa Monday in the song.
After the deadline, Pa Monday Igbinidu’s legal team filed a N200M complaint against Shallipopi for copyright infringement.
The document’s title reads:“Copyright infringement of the musical work of Monday Edosomwan Igbinidu alias Monday Edo Igbinidu- Demand to render account, compensation and an apology.”
In another related story, Singer Snicky Armani accuses Shallipopi, his music producer, of stealing the beat for his hit song, Ex-convict
Buzzing Nigerian Rapper, Crown Uzama aka Shallipopi has found himself in the middle of a beat theft allegation after he was recently called out by colleague, Snicky Armani.
Known for his unique blend of pop, hip-hop, and electronic music, Shallipopi has been a force to reckon with since his breakout single “Elon Musk” topped the charts.
He released another banger titled ‘Ex-convict”, produced by the talented Spiritual Stringz. The inspiration behind Ex-Convict stems from Shallipopi’s personal experience and encounter with the EFCC, resulting in his arrest.
In a recent development, Singer Snicky made public his WhatsApp conversation with Shallipopi’s producer, Spiritual Stingz.
Snicky, in the chats, had clearly warned Spiritual Stingz in advance against using his beat. However, despite the explicit warning, the producer went ahead and used Snicky’s beat for Shallipopi’s track “Ex-convict.”
As a result, Snicky expressed his frustration and anger through a series of rants after Spiritual Stingz ignored his cautionary message.
Snicky posted audio of the beat he used for his own song, and upon close examination, it became evident that the beat used in both songs is identical. This suggests that the same beat was used in both Snicky’s track and Shallipopi’s “Ex-convict”.