Female songstress, Tiwa Savage is reportedly on warpath with Tekno and American R&B diva Ciara for content infringement in their new song, Freaky.
The much anticipated song features some lines and beats from Tiwa Savage’s ‘Before Nko’ Ft D’Prince in her R.E.D Album and It didn’t take fans long to recognize the striking similarities between the new song ‘Freak Me’ and the Tiwa Savage’s ‘Before Nko’.
And reports in Entertainment circle reveals that neither Tekno nor Ciara obtained clearance or permission from Tiwa Savage before infringing on her copyright, a move that has left the talented mother of one extremely aggrieved.
A member of Tiwa Savage’s camp revealed the level of disappointment she has in Tekno, whom she considered a friendly colleague; not in the least because they both are Pepsi ambassadors and know each other well.
‘We were surprised that they went that route. They didn’t even just sample some strings, the beat and lyrics of the hook are basically the same. Tiwa is extremely upset because it seems like a rip off of her sweat.’
When asked if there were any enquiries from the Ubi Franklin led MMMG, he said;
“They didn’t ask or inform us before the song was made. As a matter of fact, we reached out to them when we heard the song but they didn’t do us the courtesy of even responding. This is not how to do things. Tekno himself is not sharing links to the song as much as his boss Ubi is. This is wrong‘, .
He added too that;
“It may not have been in Ciara’s place to know that the song belonged to someone else but the onus was on Tekno as the featured act and producer (who we believe gave the song to her anyway) to inform her.”
Although Tiwa Savage (along with Don Jazzy, his brother DPrince) was listed as one of the composers on streaming sites such as TIDAL, she believes that does not suffice as ‘permission’.