Entertainment February 08, 2018 at 01:19 pm

7 African music stars who were accused of stealing songs

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

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

February 08, 2018 at 01:19 pm | Entertainment

Wizkid — entbase.com.ng


When the Nigerian music star released “Ojuelegba” in 2014, dancehall sensation, Black Face of the defunct Plantashun Boyz said the song was his. “I never really wanted to talk about it all this while but after people started checking out my new song, Killa, many felt Blackface sounded like Wizkid, which I didn’t like. If you check properly, you would realize that Wizkid’s hit sounds exactly the same as the track 13 on my dancehall album released as far back as 2010,” he said. Then there was the Twitter confrontation, where musician Dummy Krane also claimed hit track “Ojuelegba” as his. But Wizkid responded by allegedly throwing a bottle at Dammy Krane at Quillox, a popular nightclub. But what was so obvious even though was not much-talked about was his “Manya” track which had samples from Ghanaian Hiplife group, VIP’s hit ‘Ahomka Wom’. The video of “Manya” was subsequently taken down by Youtube following controversies surrounding Wizkid’s agreement with Sony music. Many felt that the music star was running out of songs as he was in the same year accused of jumping on to musician Phlex first music titled, “Medicinal” for his track “Medicine”.


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