The Daddy Lumbas
The Daddy Lumbas
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Celebrated highlife artiste, Charles Kwadwo Fosu known in showbiz as Daddy Lumba, has sued Kwame Anokye also known in music circles as Daddy Lumba Jnr. for impersonating his brand.

Daddy Lumba filed a lawsuit at the Accra High Court alleging that Kwame Anokye also known as DL Junior professes to be his son and even impersonates him to get gifts from people.

Daddy Lumba
Daddy Lumba

In his statement of claim, the plaintiff alleges that Anokye has a history of impersonating him since his appearance on a TV Africa-produced reality show, ‘Just Like You’ in 2010.

‘Just Like You’ was a reality TV show which gave artistes the platform to mimic their favourite celebrities. DL Junior, on that show imitated Daddy Lumba.

After the show, Kwame Anokye (DL Jnr.) who has similar looks and sounds like Daddy Lumba has been plying his trade as a musician, and has a number of songs to his credit.

Daddy Lumba Junior
Daddy Lumba Junior

According to the plaintiff, since the name Daddy Lumba is exclusively associated with him within the music industry, the defendant’s imitation and misrepresentation has affected his reputation, business and goodwill and the brand as a whole.

Meanwhile, DL Junior, in an interview with Citi Showbiz, confirmed to that he has been served with the writ of summons, but declined to comment on the case.

In 2015, DL Junior told Flex newspaper in an interview that having a close resemblance in looks and voice to Daddy Lumba was by happenstance.

“I didn’t force myself to be like Daddy Lumba. It just occurred that I am like him. In fact, I have seen most guys try to be like Lumba but by so doing, they fake it. I am very original and I am the only one that can perform all Lumba’s songs just like him,” he had said.

He noted that he had always admired Daddy Lumba as an artiste and considered him as his “dad.”

DL Junior is known for his songs Befa Me, Efri Nea Efire and Hye Wo Ho Den, Krom Aye De, among others.

By ADR Daily Newsdesk

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