Singer Matonya well known for his song Anita where he featured Lady Jay D is lamenting.
He has called out Diamond for jacking his idea.
He released a song 4 years ago which did not scoop as many views as possible on YouTube as expected from a bongo star pioneer. The song, Zilipendwa talks about trends that were, but eventually came to be embraced again.
Watch it here…
Now, Matonya claims that Diamond and his WCB have shamelessly jacked his idea in their newly released single by the same name, Zilipendwa.
This has not made Matonya happy.
For him, he says it’s about growth. He does not understand why he has not been given credits yet the idea and the beat is his. He does not want money he says, all he wants is the respect to ask him and credit his work and creativity.
He went on Instagram to lament and make it clear what he really wants from Wasafi Records. The video by Wasafi Records has already hit a million plus views in just three days and is trending number one on You Tube.
Ndugu zangu wasafi / Nawapongeza sana kwa kazi mzuri mnazo zifanya / Nilifurahi Sana mlichokifanya kwa saida karoli dada Yetu/ mlimuita mkamshirikisha akawapa Baraka zake/ kwangu mlishindwa nini? Sina shida Ya Pesa nina shida Ya heshima cose najua dunia ni mapito/ kama mimi naibiwa haki yangu vipi wasanii wachanga? Basata mkowapi? Wadau Wa muziki mkowapi? Usipo ziba ufa tajenga kuta!! Khaaa tena Bila woga🙆🙆🙆🙆 lakini haki itafata mkondo wake
People took it to the Instagram post telling him his time was then and he should stop looking for fame and relevance in any way.
Check out Diamond’s version.
Mud: Jamaa yetu pambana na anguko lako la mziki sio kusema umeibiwa ktu hapo au unataka kusema ngoma yako yaan #matonya ft wasafi ili tujue
Sureboy: Huna lolote ata watu wanafana majina unatafuta kik huna jengin il umebugiiiiii
Others also went out to put that this is exactly what diamond does. From Salome,to Eneka and now Zilipendwa.
The question remains, is this really stealing or rather copying Matonya’s idea or is it a remix?
Here is what Matonya had to say:
Sasa hivi wanaabudiwa na siongei kuhusu neno ‘Zilipendwa’ bali naongea kuhusu ufundi. Ndugu zangu wamechukuwa vile vile. Tunataka tu kuweka vitu kwenye msari ili tuwafunze na wasaani wengine wanaokuja. Tuspoongea nani ataongea?