Defamation: Mercy Chinwo threatens N2bn lawsuit against Obidiz

Gospel artist Mercy Chinwo has threatened to slam a N2 billion lawsuit against singer Obidiz, for derogatorily using her name and image in secular music audio and video.

Recall that Obidiz released a commercial for a song entitled ‘Mercy Chinwo’ on February 10, 2023, with the gospel crooner’s picture as the cover image.

Minstrel Mercy Chinwo through her lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, in a letter dated March 23 and addressed to Obidiz Lawson, ordered the secular singer to take down the music audio and video from all music digital platforms.

The letter read inter alia, “It came to our client’s rude shock that you recently released and published a song titled ‘Mercy Chinwo’ containing disparaging and derogatory lyrics…”

It added, “That you take down or cause to be taken down, the song titled ‘Mercy Chinwo’ which you published on be taken down immediately from all music digital platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, and any other platform whereby you made such publication.”

The gospel singer’s attorneys directed Obidiz to promptly comply with their client’s demands, “failure upon which the full machinery of the law will be set in motion against you including approaching the Court of Law to award damages against you to the tune of N2,000,000,000.00 (Two Billion Naira) in a favour of our client.”


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