Singer Zaaki Azzay has withdrawn his threat to sue Mr Eazi and Sarkodie over an alleged rip-off of his 1996 song ‘Marry me’ in their new song ‘Na You’.
This was after the veteran singer slammed them online as he swore to sue them for copyright infringement. However, the music star had a change of mind which he claimed came from the apologies Mr Eazi and his team tendered. Sharing the news with Sunday Scoop, Zaaki claimed Mr Eazi sought him out after his outburst on Instagram.
He went on to reveal that Eazi apologized to him and promised to give him due benefits from the sales. He said: “Mr Eazi called me yesterday night (Wednesday) and we spoke from about 1 am till 3 am. I must say that I was impressed with his level of humility and honesty because he spoke well. Firstly, he apologised and said the song is not his and he expected that Sarkodie would have done the right thing by reaching out to me before releasing the song. He was surprised that Sarkodie did not do that. He then apologised and gave me his word that he would acknowledge me on the song and also give me my due benefits. As a result of our discussion, all legal actions are on hold. In Africa, we are growing. If it were before, we probably wouldn’t see it as a big deal. But now, everybody has seen that music is a big business and nobody is ready to play with his intellectual property anymore. With the way I reacted and how people responded, it shows that people are watching and are aware of what is going on.”Photo Credit: Getty