Why do Nigerian musicians steal songs from each other?

Why do Nigerian musicians steal songs from each other?

What do popular musicians Olamide, Kiss Daniel and Sugarboy all have in common? They have been accused of stealing songs and slangs from lesser known artistes.

Why do Nigerian musicians steal songs from each other?

Sugarboy (L) has been accused of stealing a song from another musician Barz (R)

On Tuesday March 21, 2017, a record label, The Silent Music Company alleged that G-worldwide act; Sugarboy stole his latest single Kilamity which features Kiss Daniel, from their artist, Barz. According to them, Barz’s version named Kilamiti was released in June 2016 and it featured Sugarboy. However due to G-worldwide’s no features restriction, Sugarboy didn’t appear in the video which was released in November Filter Free reports.

Listen to Barz's version below:

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Listen to Sugarboy's version below:

Sugarboy then went on to release his own version of the same song this time naming it Kilamity featuring Kiss Daniel and both songs were produced by the same producer Luis AMG. TSMC took to Instagram to register their disappointment in Sugarboy and G-Worldwide and they also promised to take legal action.

See their post below:

On Olamide’s part, he is being accused of stealing the slang Pepper Dem Gang from Lord V a fast rising rapper who coined the term five years ago. Lord V even named his official single released in 2012 Pepper Dem. Lord V also used the slang in his song Step to This which featured Reminisce. Listen to it below:

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Olamide released his own version featuring Davolee on February 10, 2017 spawning a viral meme along the way. Lord V however doesn’t want to be dragged into a public battle with Baddo saying he respects him too much for that. Olamide on the other hand hasn’t responded on the issue.

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Source: Entertainment.naija.ng

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