Entertainment Pundit, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo has slammed musician Kuami Eugene over his constant sampling of other artiste’s songs.
Kuami Eugene has consistently been cited for stealing songs.
The musician, in 2018, found himself under intense public criticisms when he was accused of plundering Malian artiste Sidiki Diabaté’s song ”Fais Moi Confiance” for his hit single ”Confusion”.
At that time, when questioned by host of Okay FM‘s drive time Abeiku Santana why he stole the Malian artiste’s song, Kuami Eugene said he only took inspiration from him.
“I picked some elements from Kojo Antwi’s ‘Dadie Anoma,’ and Daddy Lumba and also took inspiration from Sidiki Diabaté’s ‘Fais moi Confiance.’ I didn’t steal the song, I only took an inspiration from them and I even credited all of them in the song,” the Angela hit maker said in his defence.
Skip to the year 2021, Kuami Eugene has composed another song dubbed ”Dollar On You” and once again he is said to have stolen the contents of a gospel song titled ”Okumchola”.
Reacting to the issue on Peace FM’s entertainment show ”Entertainment Review”, Arnold Baidoo expressed disgust over Kuami Eugene’s conduct.
According to him, the musician’s attitude is almost bordering on nuisance and therefore charged his management to stop him from stealing songs.
He stated that the Rockstar has made a name for himself in the music circle, so should desist from using this strategy to make hit songs.
”…I find it awkward when I hear he did it to show appreciation or to show support when you know when it comes to copyright-related matters because where we have reached now, song ownership is one critical matter. So, whether you’re doing it to show appreciation or whatever, I expect a star with that pedigree and the following and handlers and their expertise, they will do their checks. It is not fun anymore that Kuami Eugene, whether it is trivial or serious-related matter, he’s always entangled in this song [quote unquote] theft or song; for me I think it should stop.”
To him, the matter should not be trivialized because using somebody’s intellectual property without his or her permission is painful and a crime.
”Somebody might think it’s ordinary but it’s not ordinary because the person who composed the song, she or he went through some level of pain or whatever it is to actually pen the song, to compose it and add the melody and so forth; so if you pick it, because you feel you’re a bigger star, so you’re helping him, it’s fine but then you still need to do the right thing”, he fumed.
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