Just days after DJ Cuppy released her latest song, ‘Abena’ featuring Kwesi Arthur , Shaydee and Ceeza Milli, she has been hit with intellectual theft accusation.
A budding talent, Tobi Smallz, claimed the DJ ripped out the lyrics of his song, ‘Wayo’, which was released in December 2018, to create her new track.
He’s now requesting for a take-down of the song and an apology from the music diva or he’d be left with no choice but to approach the court for legal actions against Cuppy.
The press statement sent to SEPTIN911 reads,
“The big names should please stop trampling on others working hard for their own success. Tobi Smallz is a talented young man striving hard to put his songs out there with 100% originality. He has released so many songs including WAYO not to mention a few, the music industry is proud to have such talents like him.
“Tobi Smallz released his song titled WAYO December 2018 which went viral among his fans and just this week DJ Cuppy releases same song with a different beat which she featured Kwesi Arthur a Ghanaian artiste , Shadee and ceeza milli and titled theirs “ABENA”. THE CONTENT ON THE CHORUS OF THE SONG AND THE WHOLE LYRICS WERE RECYCLED.
“Is this the creativity we seek for in the music industry? Where is the fairness to the original writer and owner of the song?
“We demand an apology from DJ Cuppy , not necessarily open , also request she takes down that song before legal actions is being deemed as a remedial measure.”
Listen to ‘Wayo’ by Tobi Smallz
Listen to ‘Abena’ by DJ Cuppy