“Angela” hit-maker, Kuami Eugene has refuted claims that he stole and sampled his recent hit song “Confusion” from one Malian Musician Sidiki Diabaté.
In an Interview with Abeiku Santana on Accra based radio station, Okay FM, Kuami answering questions on the theft accusation claim said, he took an inspiration from three musicians to compose the song “Confusion” which has harvested more than 315,000 views on Youtube in 4 days after release.
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“Ghanaians must note the fact that, my song has the feel of Kojo Antwi’s “Dadie Anoma”, Daddy Lumba and also an inspiration from Sidiki Diabaté song ‘Fais moi Confiance‘, so I didn’t steal the song, I only took an inspiration from them and credited all of them in the song, that is the definition of creativity……..the “Ebeyeyie hit maker stated.
Kuami Eugene also argued that, “Ebony took an inspiration from Daddy Lumba’s song “Poison” and composed her hit song “poison as well as Nigeria’s Wizkid also sampled VIP’s “Ahomka Womu” and came out with “Manya”, but that doesn’t mean they stole the songs , they only paying respects to the legends”.
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Pushed further, Kuami added that,“Sidiki Diabaté’s song gathering more than 15m views on Youtube has nothing to do with why I feed on the song, it was just an inspiration feeding on the vibes.
“To me what really makes an artist is researching to be able to give your fans variety of music and that is why Kojo Antwi releases highlife today and reggae tomorrow because Ghanaians gets fed up with one stuff, however, picking a vibe from Kojo Antwi, Daddy Lumba and Malian artist enriches the song and gives the song a Malian feel as well as Ghanaian feel, but at the end of the day, the song is a highlife song and that is why I credited them by writing highlife music to the world…he concluded.
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The singer’s response follows shortly after music critics delve online to find the “original” song.
The production team for Okay FM drive time show, “Ekwanso Dwoodwoo” revealed that, speaking to the manager for Sidiki Diabaté off air, he tranquilly said he has no idea of the song been sampled or stolen by a musician in Ghana called Kuami Eugene, hence it was a breaking news to him.