Team Eternity Reaches Agreement with Kwame Mickey On “Defe Defe” Song

Ghanaian music producer, Kwame Mickey has reached an agreement with Team Eternity Ghana (TEM) after accusing the group of sampling part of his song produced and released 20 years ago.

In a statement dated July 1, the producer said he had granted the group a non-exclusive right to use in their song also titled “Defe Defe”, those words derived from the existing Song which bears the same title.

It also said they had entered into a Licence Agreement in that regard resulting in the amicable resolution.

“Kwame Mickey and Team Eternity Ghana (TEG) hereby announce to the gospel music industry and the general public that the issue that arose concerning TEG’s use of a portion of the Existing Song titled ‘Defe Defe’ in their New Song also titled ‘Defe Defe’ has been amicably resolved,” a part of the statement announced.

After TEG’s “Defe Defe” song took over the airwaves, Mickey- who executively produced Hallelujah Voices’ ‘Defe Defe’- took to his Facebook page to voice out concerns about the infringement on his copyright.

He demanded payment for the synchronisation license and mechanical license and wrote to YouTube to disable the visibility of Team Eternity’s ‘Defe Defe’ on the view platform until they sorted out copyright issues with him.

This move attracted public attention and debate.

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