Diamond Platnumz’s Tanzanian record label has been sued by a legendary band dubbed Msondo Ngoma after WCB used their saxophone melody without the consent of the band.
The song Zilipendwa, which has brought about all the infringement issues was released last month and has since then acquired over nine million views on youtube.
The song is sung and performed by all members of WCB among them Diamond Platnumz, Rayvanny, Harmonize, Rick Mavoko, Queen Darleen, Lava Lava and former Ya Moto band member Mboso.
WCB is to pay the band a total of over Ksh 13 Million which is an equivalent of Tsh 300 Million if the lawsuit is successful.
In the past, Matonya, another Tanzanian singer has accused record label members of using his idea of Zilipendwa in a song he did five years ago.