Rex Omar Wins Legal Battle Against Alcoholic Beverage Company After 5 Years

It is said that the wheels of Justice turn slowly but exceedingly fine.

After six (6) years of legal tussle between veteran Ghanaian musician Rex Owusu Marfo and Joy Dadi Industries over  the unlawful use of the former’s  creative material for commercial purposes,  a  High Court in Koforidua has  ruled that musician be compensated  with GHS200,000 in damages and  legal costs of GHS30,000 .

Six years ago,   the  Abiba hit maker filed a copyright lawsuit against Joy Dadi Industries, producers of Joy Dadi Bitters for using portions of  his song Da da di da  in their radio and TV commercials without his consent.

Speaking to www.nydjlive.com, Rex Omar revealed  he was happy at the ruling and believed it would be a deterrent to many others  who infringe on the copyrights of creatives.

“I knew it would be a long journey but  I was ready for it and I’m happy we have such a ruling today. Copyright  owners must be respect for their creativity and not overlooked” he said.

Rex Omar is a well respected musician and the  current Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO).

Not too long ago, Melcom was ordered to pay musician Tic Tac GHS 300,000 over the continuous use of his images in advertising materials even after the end of a working contract.

Melcom Ordered To Pay Tic Tac GHC300,000 Over Breach Of Contract