FarukvsShoprite: Social media users demand justice for Faruk against Shoprite

A lot of twitter users have taken it as responsibility to continue fight against the injustice on a talented Nigerian artist called Faruk Adamu after the popular South Africa’s shoprite at Abuja took a song he and his artist Friday Emeh, known as G-kase composed a promotional song for them in 2013.

According to reports from daily trust and The Vanguard earlier, Faruk who is an Abuja based Music producer claimed Shoprite, refused to pay him and his artist their 60 percent right to the jingle they made for the company after they came to agreement with the brand before the NCC, Nigerian Copyright Commission back in 2015

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Faruk was however able to get the case approved by the Federal High court in Abuja, making the accused brand aware of a court presence.

The narratives however, changed when the management of Shoprite, through its legal representative, allegedly slammed a N100m suit on Emeh for using the word, ‘Shoprite’, in the jingle, which faruk claim to be a conspiracy between the shoprite company’s management and the NCC.

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The Director of Prosecutions, NCC, Obi Ezeilo, said the court would determine the copyright owner of the jingle, adding that the document issued to Emeh for the jingle was a notification acknowledging that he submitted the jingle to the commission.

Faruk however took to his twitter handke that the case will be forwarded to the Nigeria National Assembly, NASS as from next year

Media influencers have taken the trend #Farukvsshoprite to the top, crying for justice be done

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