by Mildred Europa Taylor, at 01:19 pm, February 08, 2018, Entertainment

7 African music stars who were accused of stealing songs

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The Nigerian musician seems to be leading the pack of those who take songs and pass it off as their own. He is currently being accused of stealing some lyrics of Usher Raymond’s 2004 hit single, Caught Up in the new DMW song, Mind. The controversy causing line is the: “and I’m so caught up/You got me feeling it, caught up…” – the hook of the song. DMW released the song, Mind, on January 31, 2018, and just when Nigerians were beginning to love it, the issue of plagiarism has cropped up. But even before this, the “Fall” hitmaker was accused by a Nigerian music producer, HOD, of stealing the production for his record, “Pere” in which he featured Young Thug and Rae Sremmund.  And not forgetting his 2011 hit single, “Gobe”, which also became a subject of controversy. After topping the charts, speculations were rife that Davido stole the song. Others also said that the hip-hop star actually bought the song with the same lyrics by an upcoming act, Password.

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