Saturday, December 28, 2013
4 bedroom detached house with 2 nos 3 bedroom flats, 2 room bq and 3 shops at Fatai Irawo Street, Off Lateef Salami Street, Ajao Estate. It can be used as a hotel, guest house or maintained Title: C of O
If you’ve been around for a while, you’d know the name ‘Ricky Spicer’ lead singer for a 1970 tune. Personally, I hadn’t heard of the song until Kanye West released “Bound 2.” If you’ve listened to Bound 2, chances are you’ve heard Ricky Spicer’s voice.
Ricky Spicer was the 12-year old lead singer for the group called the Ponderosa Twins Plus One in 1969. A year after, they recorded the song “Bound”, the law suit against Kanye West reads.
The now 56-year old Spicer says that his voice can be heard on Kanye’s “Bound 2” at least four times.
The 13-page complaint against Kanye West alleges that "Mr. Spicer's voice is sampled exactly as he recorded it and his voice, altered by the Defendants, is also heard several times."
According to the suit which was filed in New York, Spicer has a copyright on “Bound” and the suit demands exemplary damages and compensation to the tune deemed appropriate by the court.
This is the second of a series of interviews about resistance to the expansion of industrial oil palm plantations in West and Central Africa.
Members of communities affected by these monoculture plantations and civil society organizations from Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia met in Calabar, Nigeria from 2–5 November 2013. They shared testimonies and analysis of the consequences of the rapid and brutal expansion of monoculture oil palm plantations by multinational companies in different communities and countries.