Ambitiouz Entertainment accepts losing legal battle to Blaq Diamond but set to appeal


Ambitiouz Entertainment released a statement in response to losing the legal battle against Blaq Diamond.

The Afro-pop duo of Ndumiso Mdletshe and Sphelele Dunywa emerged victorious on Monday following a legal battle that raged for over six months after the court ruled that the record label should not take down their music over copyright impasse.

On Tuesday morning, the record label claimed to accept the judgement but will be appealing.

“In light of the court order Ambitious Entertainment accepts it with utmost respect and will comply accordingly. However, we would like to inform our valued supporters that we will be diligently exploring the available legal avenues to appeal the judgement. We believe it is important to exercise our right to respectfully challenge the decision and seek further clarity.”

We want to reiterate that, as instructed by the honourable acting Judge Wanless, Ambitious Entertainment will not be instituting any copyright strikes against works or music authored by Blaq Diamond from 15 June 2022 onwards. We aim to uphold the court’s decision in this regards,” said Ambitious Entertainment.

“Nevertheless, in line with the court judgement, Ambitious Entertainment will continue to raise copyright and ownership disputes against works authored by Blaq Diamond prior to 15 June 2022. This also includes the song Qoma. We are committed to addressing these disputes within the framework of the legal process.”

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