Mark Okraku Mantey to sue Sarkodie – Mark Okraku Mantey has disclosed his plans to take legal action against rapper Sarkodie for theft of intellectual property.
The rapper first performed the song, a tribute to the late highlife great, Daasebre Gyamenah, who passed away at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra on Friday, July 29, at his Rapperholic Concert on December 25, 2016.
When the song was performed at the ‘Rapperholic’ concert, it sounded good and the emotions in the song even drove Sarkodie to shed some tears – but wait, not even the tears is saving Sarkodie from facing a court action.
Okraku Mantey speaking to HitzFM has threatened to take Sarkodie to court for not seeking permission and approval to sample the original track.
According to the music producer Michael Owusu Addo infringed on his intellectual property right by doing another version of Daasebre Gyamenah’s hit song, ‘Kokoko’.
Sarkodie and Akwaboah, has the song,’Kokooko’ produced by Jay So – a tribute to the highlife legend, Daasebre Gyamenah, who passed away last year.
The song samples the original ‘Kokooko’ song by the deceased musician, which was produced by Mark Okraku Mantey and featured another gem, Lord Kenya, who were all under the Slip Music Label.