Music plagiarism or stealing of musical works is not new to the Ghanaian music industry and so long as the industry continues to expand, accusations of artistes stealing songs or beats will also persist but it is worrying and disturbing if one name is always mentioned anytime the issue of song-stealing comes up.
C.E.O of One Mic entertainment, Okyeame Kwame and his signed Artiste Abochi just added their names to the long list of popular Ghanaian artistes accused of stealing songs.
Rapper Okyeame Kwame has been accused for stealing a song “I Wanna Know” belonging to a music duo called “De Exit.”
According to the music duo (De Exit), they believe sound engineer Abochi stole the concept of their “Curious”. Last year, De Exit Accused same Okyeame Kwame for stealing their song “Mobile Money” which he featured Ebony and has repeated this year.
In an interview with Kumikasa com, the music group ‘De Exit’ disclosed that “We will use Okyeame Kwame and Abochi as a lesson to every other artistes doing the same thing in the industry”
We at Kumikasa.com don’t see it as a big deal. There’s nothing wrong to take inspiration from other people’s songs and make some few changes to suit your style and your audience.
It’s a great piece and we should just enjoy the song. Yes, same beat, same rhythm but it’s definitely not word by word or same storyline.