Mercy Chinwo threatens N2bn lawsuit against singer Obidiz for using her name in secular music
Mercy Chinwo, a gospel artist, threatened to slam a N2 billion lawsuit against singer Obidiz for using her name and image in secular music audio and video.
Obidiz launched a commercial for a song called “Mercy Chinwo” on February 10, 2023, in which Mercy Chinwo’s picture was the cover image.
Chinwo through her lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, in a letter dated March 23 and addressed to Obidiz Lawson, ordered the singer to take down the music audio and video from all music digital platforms.
The letter stated, “It was to our client’s rude surprise that you recently released and published a song called ‘Mercy Chinwo. It contained disparaging and derogatory words.”
It added, “That you take down or cause to be taken down, the song titled ‘Mercy Chinwo’ which you published on be taken down immediately from all music digital platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, and any other platform whereby you made such publication.”
The gospel singer’s attorneys directed Obidiz to promptly comply with their client’s demands, “failure upon which the full machinery of the law will be set in motion against you including approaching the Court of Law to award damages against you to the tune of N2,000,000,000.00 (Two Billion Naira) in a favour of our client.”