Nigerian songstress and Africa’s number one bad girl, Tiwa Savage, is reportedly very upset with her colleague, Tekno, for using her song “Before Nko” for his
much publicized collaboration with Ciara.
Recall that American music star, Ciara, enthusiastically announced her collaboration with the “Jogodo” crooner a few days ago on her Instagram page.
“Freak Me” which is now trending on the internet has some lyrics that belong to Tiwa Savage.
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However, the NET reports that neither Tekno nor Ciara obtained clearance or permission from Tiwa Savage before infringing on her copyright which has made the hard working Tiwa very upset. The source said,
“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.”
“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.”
The source further explained that Ciara might be innocent of the breach following Tekno’s series of copyrights allegation which has made news headlines in the past.
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“It may not have been in Ciara’s place to know that the song belonged to someone else but the onus was on Tekno as the featured act and producer (who we believe gave the song to her anyway) to inform her,” the source explained.
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Listen to both versions of the song here: