Crystal Asige former Sol Gen signee sues Sauti Sol for Contract Breach
Crystal Asige former Sol Gen signee sues Sauti Sol for Contract breach further claiming that she was kicked out of the label.
She wants them compelled to compensate her. She also claims Sol Gen's deal with KLM was without her consent where her song 'Lenga' was used & the label received 5M.
Ms. Asige wants the court to order the performers to reveal the amount of money they have made from the 2019 hits Lenga, Extravaganza, Ukiwa Mbali, Intro, and Favorite Song.
Asige is also asking the court to require Sauti Sol to pay her compensation at the same time.
Crystal Asige TheVisually Impaired song writer and Producer PHOTO FILE
Additionally, she is asking for orders directing them to produce all license data for the songs that have given her grief.
Sol Generation Records Limited, Bien-Aime Baraza, Polycarp Otieno, Willis Chimano, Delvin Mudigi, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Kenya have all been sued by Crystal Asige.
Asige claims in her court documents that she is a songwriter, performer, and producer who is blind.
Asige further revealed that because she is a visually impaired person, she was asked to join Sol Records in order to write and produce a song in 2018 which she did.
Sauti Sol Team Members PHOTO FILE
“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,” she claims.
Additionally, Asige asserts that in 2019 she orchestrated and sang backup vocals for Bensoul's song "Favourite Song."
She claims that the song "Lenga," which was purportedly only made available on KLM's Facebook page, was her original composition. She asserts that she did not approve of the agreement between the airline and Sol Generation.
“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,” Asige’s court papers filed by Mwakireti and Asige Advocates read in part.