Nonini Threatens To Sue Popular Influencer For Copyright Infringement

Veteran singer Nonini has threatened to sue popular influencer Brian Mutinda and Syinix electronics for using his song “We Kamu” in one of their promotions.

Nonini, who is currently in the US, said he might sue the two parties if not issued an apology following the infringement.

“In this case, the influencer under the engagement of Syinix Electronics used our client’s copyrights for his own financial gain and for Syinix Electronics’ capitalistic gain without permission of our client hence amounting to copyright infringement,” read part of the letter that Nonini shared on his social media accounts.

Nonini further said that they’d need an out-of-court settlement after the public apology.

“Should you choose to ignore this demand, we have mandatory unequivocal instruction from our client to institute legal proceedings against both of you in a court of law,” further said the legal letter. 

Nonini’s move comes barely two months after he terminated his membership with the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK), just days after voicing his disappointment at the Collective Management Organisations (CMOs).

The rapper ended his membership following the viral case between Azimio Alliance and Sauti Sol after the politicians used the band’s song in one of their campaigns without their consent.

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results,” he captioned a photo of a letter that showed the MCSK acknowledging his wish to terminate his membership.

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