Nigerian singer, Obi Lawson, popularly known as Obidiz, has finally responded to gospel singer Mercy Chinwo’s threat to file a N2bn lawsuit against him for using her name in a secular song.
The song in question, titled “Mercy Chinwo,” was released in 2023 and tells the story of a wayward church girl.
“She dey share me the cake, but she no want commit. Mercy Chinwo for church, but for club na Cardi B sef”, the lyrics read in part.
Reacting to this, Mercy Chinwo had through her lawyer, issued a “cease and desist” letter to Obidiz ordering him to take down his song titled “Mercy Chinwo” from all digital music platforms.
Obidiz was also required to publicly and personally apologize to Mercy Chinwo. She warned that failure to accede to her requests would attract legal action, including approaching the court to award N2 billion in damages against him for the defamatory use of her name.
“That you immediately CEASE AND DESIST from any further use of the name and image of Our Client in promotion of your music.
4.2 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, Sound Cloud and any other platform whereby you made such publication.” The letter read in part.
Reacting via his Twitter handle, Obidiz denied making reference to the gospel singer in the song. According to him, the song was about a lady he met.
“Na song I sing I no kill person. Mercy Chinwo for church, but in the club she’s Cardi B set’ you want to crucify me, I only Talks about a lady that I met, na she I sing about”, he wrote.
See his post below: