ZimDancehall maestro Winky D is suing youth activism group Magamba Network for US$12,000 claiming illegal use of his song, ‘Parliament’.
The 38-year-old says on May 16 last year, Magamba Network in a weekly show called “In Case You Missed It” ran a TV campaign titled “ReconveneParly” in which it allegedly reproduced and published the song, infringing his copyright.
Winky D, real name Wallance Chirumiko, says the use of his song created an impression that he was a political activist, alienating him from some of his fans.
“The offending work was a socio-political video which was accompanied by and contained a reproduction of the original work. Winky D is an apolitical musician and the thrust of his music is purely entertainment,” the singer’s lawyers said in papers filed at the High Court on Wednesday.