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

7 African music stars who were accused of stealing songs

Babes Wodumo — TayoTV

Babes Wodumo

The South African hitmaker was in 2017 accused of stealing DJ Luvas and DJ Pluto’s song ‘Gandaganda’. Babes Wodumo released ‘Gandaganda’ in August but Durban-based DJ Luvas and DJ Pluto, whose real names are Luvuyo Njeje and Lungelo Ntombela respectively approached the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) with a complaint claiming that Wodumo had stolen their song. “Babes knows the truth. The title of her song and the duration are the same as ours. Only the beats and lyrics are different. She stole our song, which we released on 6 April,” Njeje said. And this was the second time Babes Wodumo was accused of copying songs from other artists. DJ Welo in 2016 accused her of stealing the beats and lyrics of his song ‘Umsebenzi’.

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