Mercy Chinwo, a well-known gospel performer, has vowed to sue singer Obidiz for N2 billion over the ‘derogatory and defamatory’ use of her name and image in his song and music video, which her legal team called ‘worldly’.
Obidiz Lawson, a musician, put out a song called “Mercy Chinwo” on February 10, 2023. It is currently the focus of a legal dispute between him and the Gospel minister, Mercy Chinwo who wants him to remove it from all streaming services.
Mercy Chinwo actually filed a suit against hip-hop artist Obidiz for defamation of character and unauthorized use of name and image in his single release with the title “Mercy Chinwo”.
Obidiz illustrated in the song the double standard life of a club girl (referencing American rapper Cardi B) and also Mercy Chinwo with the following line.
“She dey share me the cake, but she no want commit. Mercy Chinwo for church, but for club na Cardi B sef.”
Chinwo’s team in the lawsuit revealed that Obidiz made “Derogatory and defamatory use of the name and image of Mercy Chinwo in secular music audio and video” and issued a “Notice to cease and desist.”
As seen in the document above, Obidiz is expected to take down the song, promotional videos and make a public apology in this regard. It was noted that disregard for the request may attract a fine of N2 billion Naira.