Juju music legend King Sunny Ade is now half a billion richer after a Federal High Court on Friday, November 13, awarded him the sum of N500 million as damages for copyright infringement.
This is coming 30 years after he dragged record manufacturing company African Songs and its subsidiary; Take Your Choice to court for holding the master tapes to his original musical works produced under the label of the companies which they failed to return to him after a court had ordered them to do so.
They had allegedly over the years been using the master tapes to produce inferior qualities of his musical works and sell them to members of the public thereby depriving him of his means of livelihood, hence, the need for that whooping settlement.
A further N3 million was added for prosecuting the case.
The King is definitely enjoying this one.
Jasper Atakefa is a music lover and a sports addict, he tweets via @JasperAtakefa