Nigerian highlife star, Chinedu Okoli, popularly known by his stage name Flavour Nabania, is in legal hot water with Ghanaian singing duo, Wutah, over the alleged theft of intellectual property, the NET reported.
Wutah claims that the Sisi Eko singer’s new single, Kwarikwa feat. Fally Ipupa was a “carbon copy” of their song “Kotosa”, which was released in 2008.
They alleged that Flavour stole the chorus, rhythm and tempo of the song without consulting with them first, saying the Nigerian singer’s conduct surprised them.
“This does not come as a surprise to me, as I already knew point blank that the material put out by Flavour was an outright plagiarized product of Kotosa. I mean, I heard what seemed like Kotosa blasting from the huge speakers in a CD vendor’s shop when I was driving to a friend’s home when I visited Nigeria last two months. I was happy and surprised that Kotosa had finally made its way to Nigeria after making hits in Ghana, only to hear Flavour’s signature hi-life voice on the beat. I was disappointed to say the least. I shook my head as I passed by,” the manager of the now defunct group said.
Flavour’s manager is not as vocal about the allegations, refusing to disclose any information from their end.
“I’m not saying anything about it yet,” Benjamin told the NET. Take a listen to both tracks below… we have to say both songs sound too alike to be an innocent mistake.