Hip-hop Artist, Jibade Olajoku Calls For Stiffer Laws To Protect Intellectual Property, Curb Piracy
Nigeria Hip-hop Artist, Jibade Olajoku wants the Federal Government to come up with stiffer laws against piracy to protect intellectual property in the country.
He made the call while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.
Jibade who explained that piracy was an issue that had affected the nation’s economy called for the full implementation of existing laws to address theft of intellectual property
He also called on the performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, PMAN, to live up to it’s responsibility of protecting the rights of Nigerian musician
“Our music industry is in a mature state however there is a long way we need to go. Intellectual property.”
”Singers, producers are not making any money they are being cheated out of their creativity, so the government need to come up with framework to help address copyright issues.”
“Government should give the right punishment to culprits, stop the street hawing if intellectual materials and create more awareness about the damage piracy does to the individual and the economy.”
The Hip-hop Artist advised other artists in the music industry to ensure that their contents bring a positive change to the country.
”Use this platform to encourage people to do better things to work hard to set goals to achieve. Sing or rap about things that will ignite the young mind to do better. The glorification of Yahoo Yahoo is not good at all.”
Jibade olajoku had in the last few years released five singles entitled Olamide, forget about Love, Ologbodudu, losing my mind, Olamide, sere sere.