Ghanaian music duo Wutah may sue Nigerian music artiste popularly known as Flavour N’abania real name Chinedu Okoli for allegedly stealing their intellectual property.
According to Ghana’s myjoyfm news, managers of the Ghanaian artistes are not pleased with Flavours recently released ‘Kwarikwa’ song which they claim bears stark resemblance with their smash hit ‘Kotosa’.
They also accused Flavour of ‘stealing’ the chorus, rhythm, rhyme and the opening saxophone beat used in their song with total disregard for their right as the only legitimate owners of the song. The group Wutah is made up of Wutah Kobby and Wutah PV
Their hit song Kotosa dominated the Ghanaian airwaves in 2008 before the two parted ways in 2010, while Kwarikwa was released mid 2011 – though it’s video featuring Fally Ipupa was just released a couple of weeks back.
Wutah Kobby was quoted as saying that, “we are consulting our legal advisers and we will pursue him [Flavour] in the right way.”
This will not be the first time Ghanaian artistes have accused Flavour of stealing their intellectual property. It was once reported that Flavour’s hit song ‘Ashawo’ which gained massive recognition across Africa and Ghana, was stolen from an old Ghanaian hi-life song.
Ironically, Flavour had recorded his original version of the Ashawo track with some Ghanaian artistes, Stone of music duo Bradez, and Asem. It was Flavour’s solo remix version tagged ‘Nwa baby’ that blew up the charts.
Source: Ghana Filla