Nigeria music star, Timi Dakolo, has lambasted Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), for using one of his songs during their national convention in Abuja on Tuesday, without asking for his consent.
Africa Today News, New York can confirm that Timi Dakolo’s hit song, ‘Great Nation’ was played at the APC presidential primaries on Tuesday, when members of Nigerian entertainment industry under the aegis of Ambassadors of Voice for Change, appeared on stage to lend their voice to the call for peace and oneness in the country.
The ruling party invited the group made up of veteran actors such as Zack Orji, Gentle Giant and many others, as they joined the call for unity among Nigerians.
However, Dakolo took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to announce that he was not consulted before his song was used at the event.
The artiste performed same song during Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s declaration to run for the 2023 presidential election.
‘Why use an artist’s song without permission in a rally or campaign. The things people get away with in this country called Nigeria. Actually, this is the second time,’ he tweeted.
The APC presidential primary is still ongoing at the Eagles Square, Abuja.
Africa Today News, New York reports that the former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu has been officially been announced the winner of the primary elections All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Asiwaju of Lagos was able to score half of the total votes to beat his major opponents, the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi.
About 2,322 delegates from across the country had stormed Eagles Square, Abuja, to elect the flagbearer of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
While Tinubu, who doubles as the National Leader of the party, got 1,299 votes, his major opponents, the former Governor of Rivers State and the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo secured 292 and 216 votes respectively.