Just months after Tekno was called out by veteran group Danfo Drivers for an unauthorized use of their hit Jogodo in a remix of the same title, singer
Just months after Tekno was called out by veteran group Danfo Drivers for an unauthorized use of their hit Jogodo in a remix of the same title, singer Tiwa Savage is on a warpath with Tekno for the same infringement.
Sometimes last week, American R&B diva Ciara announced a collaboration with the MMMG signed Tekno titled ‘Freak Me’.
It was apparent that being aware of the growing African music industry, Ciara tapped on one of the most known voice on the continent, Tekno.
The video to the song was released almost simultaneously.
However, Tekno was conspicuously missing. In the same vein, unlike Ciara who excitedly shared the artwork for the single, Tekno refrained from doing so- which artiste-turned-Instagram blogger Tunde Ednut pointed out. It didn’t take fans long to recognize the striking similarities between the new song ‘Freak Me’ and a song on Tiwa Savage’s 2015 album RED titled ‘Before Nko’.
NET can exclusively confirm that neither Tekno nor Ciara obtained clearance or permission from Tiwa Savage before infringing on her copyright, a move that has left the talented mother of one extremely aggrieved.
A member of Tiwa Savage’s camp who spoke to us exclusively on the condition of anonymity revealed the level of disappointment she has in Tekno, whom she considered a friendly colleague; not in the least because they both are Pepsi ambassadors and know each other well.
‘We were surprised that they went that route. They didn’t even just sample some strings, the beat and lyrics of the hook are basically the same.
Tiwa is extremely upset because it seems like a rip off of her sweat.’ Asked if there were any enquiries from the Ubi Franklin led MMMG, the answer was negative.
‘They didn’t ask or inform us before the song was made. As a matter of fact, we reached out to them when we heard the song but they didn’t do us the courtesy of even responding.
This is not how to do things. Tekno himself is not sharing links to the song as much as his boss Ubi is.
This is wrong‘, our well-placed source said. He added too that ‘It