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Two Of You Jaywon And Simi, Remixed My “Joromi” Song Without My Permission — Sir Victor Uwaifo


Based on the report the Maestro high life the ‘Guitar Boy’, known by his real name has made a Great Name in Nigeria music Industry due to his evergreen songs, like ‘Mami Water’, ‘Guitar Boy’, and some others.

 In an exclusive chat, one of the Edo State Commissioner for Arts and Culture revealed that Jaywon and Simi did not take copyright permission from him before making any move to record a remix one of his hit song, ‘Joromi’.

 he said:

“They didn’t contact me before doing a remix of Joromi; but I’m like a father to them so I can’t begin to drag them to court, so let them make a living out of it, but at the same time it’s piracy”, 

Based on what the multi-instrumentalist said simply ascribing credit to him as original composer of the song would suffice as permission for him.

“I’ve heard it too many times on different occasions; it shows the quality of the music that has come a long way. As far as I’m concerned I’ve lived five lives (from one generation to the other), so if they want to appreciate and still appreciate me, it shows the quality of the music.
It’s one thing to be an artiste and it’s another thing to stay on the scene for a long time; so I will not discourage artistes trying to remix or do another rendition of Joromi, but rather encourage them to give credit to the composer if they do”, he added.


Moving forward, he gave advised to young music artiste telling them how to learn the meaning of live music performance rather than depending on computer based recording.

“The young ones of today have depended so much on computer which I think is not the best because creativity must have given birth to technology, while technology on the other hand is now usurping creativity for further advancements of technology and that is wrong.
It is the creative mind that created technology; the creative mind has spirit, life, soul and expression but the computer does not. It has no one on one communication, but if you play life music you can embellish with computer but don’t use computer as the major instrument as if it is the creative artiste itself.”

He further explained that  they should emulate older musicians because they are the masters of the game. “The young ones should learn from the masters. They should undergo apprenticeship; they should learn the rudiments of music.

''Music is not a free for all business; they should learn how to play music. I didn’t fall from the blues, I underwent apprenticeship with a few bands and well known musicians before I set up my own band, that is why I’m still relevant today.''

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