Darryl Henry, the artiste best known as “Farmer Nappy” is planning to sue Guyana’s Opposition party – the PPP/C, after his ‘Hookin meh’ song was used by that party in a campaign promotion.
Henry was flown into Guyana to perform last week Friday at the launch of the APNU+ AFC coalition at D’Urban park.
Earlier Friday, in a radio interview on 98.1FM in Guyana, he indicated that he was contacted by representatives of the coalition to work along with them for the campaign promotion, ahead of the March 2nd, Regional and General elections there. However, he was made aware that his 2019 hit-song “Hookin meh”, sung on the Purple Heart riddim, was remixed into a song critical of the incumbent government.
During the radio interview, Farmer Nappy said he would not comment on the matter but noted that his management is “dealing with that”.
Later, however, he voiced that he felt that remixing his song was “disrespectful”, and alluded to copyright concerns.
“You don’t just take somebody things and just do it so without permission, Farmer Nappy said, later adding: “At the end of the day, it’s like I put my food in the fridge and you just take it.”Farmer Nappy
Reports are that a local soca monarch re-worked the song and radio host Kirk ‘Chow Pow’ Jardine noted during the interview on Friday that he cautioned the local artiste about copyright infringement.
SOURCE: Guyana Chronicle.