Rapper Krispah known for the Ndovu Ni Kuu hit, has through his lawyer Liz Lenjo announced that the song is now back on YouTube.
In a statement, Lenjo, an IP and Entertainment Law Specialist, revealed that the claim filed by Dexta Bryankas has been withdrawn.
"On Friday 16th July 2021, Dexta filed a false claim with YouTube to the effect that there was a copyright infringement on his work, by Ndovu Kuu in this song.
"It was baffling to our client given that all the original masters and recordings were created by Krispah. In addition, the song, Ndovu Ni Kuu had been on YouTube and had even trended on other platforms like Tiktok for more than a month, with no complaint from Dexta or anyone else," The statement read
As a professional artist, Krispah sought legal counsel and the lawyers immediately wrote a demand letter asking Dexta to withdraw the false and misleading claim and restore our client’s content.
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"It is an offence under the Copyright Act Section 35B (8) and has criminal sanctions of a fine not exceeding Kshs. 500,000 or imprisonment of a term not exceeding 5 years or both."
Adding: "On Tuesday 20th, Dexta called our client via his management team, that he shall withdraw his claims immediately and restore our client’s song on YouTube. No monetary or other arrangements were made with him as he has no entitlements to any part of the song.
We hope he shall cease and desist from making false statements and claims in the public domain. Our client has extended an olive branch to Dexta and will not sue him both for criminal and civil wrongs for as long as he refrains from making false statements and he sets the record straight.
Krispah thanks his fans for their support and urges all artists to work professionally and represent themselves to the world appropriately."