For utilising her name and picture in secular music audio and video, gospel singer Mercy Chinwo has threatened to sue musician Obidiz for N2 billion.
On February 10, 2023, Obidiz released a music video for the song “Mercy Chinwo,” including a picture of Mercy Chinwo as the album cover.
In a letter dated March 23 and written to singer Obidiz Lawson, Chinwo, through her attorney Pelumi Olajengbesi, demanded that the singer remove the song’s audio and video from all online music streaming services.
The letter read, “It came to our client’s rude shock that you recently released and published a song titled ‘Mercy Chinwo’ containing disparaging and derogatory lyrics.”
It added, “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, SoundCloud, and any other platform whereby you made such publication.”
The gospel singer’s attorneys directed Obidiz to promptly comply with their client’s demands, “failure upon which the full machinery of the law will be set in motion against you including approaching the Court of Law to award damages against you to the tune of N2,000,000,000.00 (Two Billion Naira) in a favour of our client.”