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DJ Azonto Demands $10 Million for Unauthorized Use of Song in Bawumia’s Campaign



DJ Azonto Demands  Million for Unauthorized Use of Song in Bawumia’s Campaign

Musician DJ Azonto is seeking $10 million in compensation from the campaign team of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearer. This demand stems from an incident where Dr. Bawumia danced to DJ Azonto’s hit track “Fa Ne Fom” during a campaign event in Nalerigu, located in the Northeast region.

The event, which occurred during Dr. Bawumia’s vote canvassing, quickly went viral on social media and various media platforms.

DJ Azonto contends that his song was used without prior authorization. In a statement released on May 16, 2024, he expressed dissatisfaction with the unauthorized use of his music, highlighting the significance of respecting intellectual property rights.

He stated that not paying the $10 million compensation would demonstrate a disregard for intellectual property laws and emphasized the need for such issues to be addressed to uphold the respect and integrity of creative works.

“This unauthorized use of our artist’s property for campaign purposes is unacceptable and a clear infringement of intellectual property rights. As the rightful managers of DJ Azonto’s work, we were neither approached for permission nor did we authorize the use of ‘Fa Ne Fom’ in any capacity related to the Vice President’s campaign. This action disregards the creative rights body and the efforts of DJ Azonto and the Rolls Royce Family management,” the statement read.

There has been no official response from Dr. Bawumia’s campaign office regarding the demand.


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