Musician Crystal Asige has sued music group Sauti Sol, their record label, Sol Generation, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Kenya over an alleged breach of contract.
Members of Sauti Sol are Bien-Aime Baraza, Willis Chimano, Savara Mudigi and Polycarp Otieno.
Through her lawyers, Asige wants the Court to compel Sol Generation to reveal how much they made from songs that she was involved in.
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These songs are Lenga, Extravaganza, Ukiwa Mbali, Intro and Favourite Song.
“While under the first defendant’s record label, the plaintiff co-composed and performed on the widely known recordings Extravaganza and Ukiwa Mbali together with the second to fifth defendants, and her then label mates, professionally known as Bensoul, Nviiri the Story Teller and the group Kaskazini in 2019 and her contribution was credited as such,” Asige said.
Asige also wants the record label to deliver licenses to songs that were released without her consent or any involvement.
“Additionally, the plaintiff’s original composition was taken from her and recorded as the sound recording titled Intro and featured in the second to the fifth defendant’s latest studio album titled Midnight Train without the plaintiff’s knowledge or consent and released in June 2020 on the worldwide digital streaming platforms and social media and she was accredited as co-author of said song
“The plaintiff communicated her reservations on the aforementioned agreement with the first defendant and requested to discuss and negotiate the particulars,” Asige added.
She further alleged that her song Lenga was relelased on KLM’s Facebook platform noting that the agreement between the airline and Sol Generation was without her knowledge.
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Asige left the group in 2020 after a short stint with her exit marred with controversies and claims that she was kicked out illegally.
This comes a month after Asige was nominated to the Senate by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.
In a gazette notice by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the star was listed as a nominee in the persons with disability category.