Cassper Nyovest don take up legal case against Tsonga music star Benny Mayengani after him host one show last weekend
De South African rapper and Ksazobalit hit maker Cassper Nyovest no too happy say Benny Mayengani host one show wey him call Fill Up Giyani Stadium dis weekend wey just pass. Nyovest feel say Mayengani thief him idea. The rapper don dey host many Fill Up concerts like Fill Up The Dome, Fill Up Orlando Stadium and Fill Up FNB Stadium for de past three years.
Nyovest manager Lerato “TLee” Moiloa tell Sowetan say #FillUp na de rapper trademark and dem don meet one legal team wey go deal with Mayengani.
Sowetan quote Tlee wen him say
“Cassper Nyovest spent so many millions building the #FillUp brand, now you want to come and eat from it, and if he does anything about it, he is being a bully or victimizing people, if you don’t have permission then you are infringing his copyrights and there are legal implications.”
TLee tell de newspaper say him contact the organizer of Fill Up Giyani Stadium, Howard Mushava of Shilubani Holdings, three weeks ago.
As him take talk;
“He got a call from me three weeks ago and I was so kind and said it’s great that (Fill Up) is inspiring people to do a similar thing, but you can’t just create your own chicken in Soweto or where ever, and call it KFC, it’s copyright infringement.”
“Why is it that somebody can just come and steal a black child’s idea, and it’s okay, we just have to accept it, and if we do something about it legally then we are getting smacks? It’s amazing that it’s inspiring but it should inspire you to do your own thing and not steal.”
Mashava say him do research some months ago and him find out say nobody don trademark de idea.
In quote him say; “I checked that word before we started with this concert to check if it’s registered. This thing was not actually started by him, it was started by Black Coffee.”
Mayengani dey prepare to fill up Peter Mokaba Stadium in December, the same month Cassper Nyovest wan fill up Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Twitter fans don dey take sides with de two South African celebrities as you fit see for down.
I wanted to #FillUp my girlfriend but I'm afraid of getting sued
— Lord Russ 🇿🇦 (@YesThatRuss) September 6, 2018
No wagafa di man 🤣 so now we must get his Permission before we can #FillUp anything in life?
— 16 Vula Vala (@hlogii13) September 6, 2018
GOOD but NOT PLAGIARIZING someones TRADEMARK, pple hv been selling out STADIUMS before CASS came onboard with #FillUp, so use UR OWN idea 2
— SUNNY (Mr Standard) (@sunnyjayblack) September 6, 2018
— Xoza😎 (@Brooklyn_xoza) September 6, 2018
— Emjeey Mbali (@JacobsNeliswa) September 6, 2018
Cassper uses another artists name as a chorus to a song Doc Shebeleza let's him and supports him The hypocrisy in this #FillUp
— Seduma Thobejane (@GSV18) September 6, 2018
— Ofentse Tshwaedi (@MalumeJuzcar) September 6, 2018
— Lindiwe Events & Catering (@Lindiwe_events) September 6, 2018
Hmm, we no really know wetin go come out of dis as e dey come from de rapper wey don take people ideas too from videos to songs. No forget say e still get wen Cassper and AKA been start fresh beef after Cassper say AKA tiff him song idea and de song na part of AKA Touch My Blood album.
See de coverage of Cassper Nyovest Fill Up FNB Stadium here.