Gospel singers Willy Paul and Bahati seem to have lost the grip. If they’re not trending for controversial reasons or the kind of music they produce, they are being accused of stealing other artiste’s songs.
‘Hizi ndio nyimbo za injili? Wacha kutubeba ujinga!’ Kenyans attack Willy Paul after collabo with Nandy
Freelancers released the song (Bora Uhai) two weeks ago, while Willy Paul released his, featuring Khalighraph Jones, on Saturday morning. The group claim the song has the same beats and title as their song.
Compare it to the song Willy Paul released:
Group member Brian told Mpasho
We started doing music as a dance group of three, and this is our first project we have done.
Song producer Byron said he is the one who noticed their song was stolen.
After they (Willy Paul and Khaligraph) released the song, I listened to it and noticed the beats are the similar to ours, plus even the instrument progression is similar to our song’s.
“I had to inform the rest of the group members to also listen. Everything is copied from our song. We decided to call him but he did not pick up. We decided to send him a message to which he responded, threatening to sue us, saying:
Hahaa. Vijana, you don’t know who you are dealing with. I will sue you for defamation. Furthermore, I am Pozze. I run this. Yes, I sampled your track. Mtafanya?
They had a message for Willy Paul. “If God opened your way, then why don’t you give us the opportunity as young artistes to shine like you are doing?”
Mpasho.co.ke tried to reach out to Willy Paul for a comment but in vain.