Gospel singer sues Rev Obofour for illegally using her song to promote all-night service

The management of Ghanaian gospel singer, Celestine Donkor, is dragging Rev Obofuor to court, over what it describes as an unlawful act on the path of the man of God.

Celestine Donkor and Rev Obofour

This is a new development after Celestine Donkor’s management raised copyright concerns over the founder of the Anointed Chapel Palace using the gospel singer’s song “Agbebolo” (Bread Of Life), to promote his 31st December Watch Night Service without seeking for authorization.

After months of both parties not reaching an agreement on any settlement outside the court over the copyright issues, the manager and husband of Celestine Donkor, Mr Kofi Donkor has now made it known that they’ve put in the needed work to meet the affluent yet controversial Obofour in court.

A post, pulse.com.gh has seen on his Facebook page reads, “Dear Rev Obofour, I write to you not as one of your followers and a beneficiary of your ‘generosity’ but as the executive producer of the song you used to promote your 31st December watch night service WITHOUT permission.

The now-deleted post continued that “When the police investigator and myself met you in your Achimota office you claimed you were promoting the song and that you have a very large following but sadly you said you have never heard a name Celestine Donkor before. I am surprise at how you can promote a person you don’t know exists but granted.

My team did everything to get you to put on your sense of reasoning but like you got one of your subordinates to tell Akwasi Aboagye on Peace FM when this issue first broke in November, “we can go to hell”.

We are not going to ‘hell’ but we are going to the courts to seek justice. Just so you know, we have a date on Wednesday. But this time it is an order for you to appear before the Criminal Court. This is just for the commencement of the Criminal aspect of your unlawful act. Also, note that the Civil suit will soon commence.

We did everything to get you to address this illegality but you know we are nobodies and so you retreated us with gross disrespect. Justice will prevail. Like they say “the wheel of justice grind slowly”, We shall surely have Justice!

See you in court Sir”.

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