A Durban rapper has fired a shot across the bow at music group Mi Casa, accusing them of copyright infringement.
Navendran “Novi” Naidoo, through his legal team, has demanded that Mi Casa cease from “playing, publishing, performing, airing or selling copies of the single Chocolat,”.
In a letter sent to the band last week, Naidoo said that should they refuse, he would approach the High Court.
He claims the band’s song bears striking similarities to his single Dark Chocolate which features Sharks rugby player S’bura Sithole.
The letter, seen by, confirms that his attorneys had written to Mi Casa.
“Our instructions are that during or about September 2014 our client had written a song called Chocolate, which was recorded during or about 1st week of October 2014. The song was released distributed and plugged via Mesh, which was the marketing division of Soul Candi, a Record Company.”
“The song was released on all digital platforms on or about 25 March 2015. A remix of the song was completed in May 2015 and released during or about 26th June 2015 by Mesh.”