Timi Dakolo, the Nigerian singer, has lamented over the use of his song ‘Great Nation’ at the presidential primaries of the All Progressiv…
Timi Dakolo, the Nigerian singer, has lamented over the use
of his song ‘Great Nation’ at the presidential primaries of the All
Progressives Congress (APC).
The ruling party’s presidential primaries are underway at
Eagle Square in Abuja.
During a solidarity appearance by a group of ace Nigerian
entertainers, which included Shina Peters and Danfo Drivers, Dakolo’s song
appeared to have been played as the musicians waved the Nigeria flag.
— Immaculate Sarah Ken (@KenImmaculate) June 7, 2022
But reacting via a Twitter post, the 41-year-old singer
wondered why his song will be used at the rally without his permission.
Dakolo also lamented that this is the second time such a
thing will be happening without his notice.
“Why use an artist song without their permission in a rally
or campaign,” he wrote.
Why Use an Artist Song without their permission in a rally or campaign.The things people get away with in this Country called Nigeria. Actually this is the second time.
— Timi Dakolo (@timidakolo) June 7, 2022
“The things people get away with in this country called
Nigeria. Actually this is the second time.”
The development comes about six weeks after Dakolo came
under fire for performing at the presidential declaration of Atiku Abubakar,
Atiku officially declared his intention to contest the 2023
presidential election under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
on March 23. He was recently announced as the party’s presidential flagbearer.
At the event, Dakolo had thrilled guests with a colourful
performance of ‘Great Nation’, his hit song.
The singer had also fired back at Nigerians who criticisied
him for performing at the presidential declaration of Atiku.