One of the most talented rising stars in Ghanaian music has been accused of stealing.
Kuame Eugene recently dropped a new song, ‘Confusion’, which has been making waves as his other songs.
The song and its accompanying music video bear a striking similarity to a song by Malian composer Sidiki Diabate, and it has lead to accusations that Eugene ‘stole’ the Malian’s song.
However, the young Lynx entertainment star has responded to the allegations and he claims he was inspired by Diabate, rather than stealing his song.
According to him, other inspirations which went into his song included Kojo Antwi and Daddy Lumba.
“Ghanaians must note the fact that, my song has the feel of Kojo Antwi’s “Dadie Anoma”, Daddy Lumba and also an inspiration from Sidiki Diabaté song ‘Fais moi Confiance‘, so I didn’t steal the song, I only took an inspiration from them and credited all of them in the song, that is the definition of creativity…” Eugene said.
“Ebony took an inspiration from Daddy Lumba’s song “Poison” and composed her hit song “poison as well as Nigeria’s Wizkid also sampled VIP’s “Ahomka Womu” and came out with “Manya”, but that doesn’t mean they stole the songs , they only paying respects to the legends.
“To me what really makes an artist is researching to be able to give your fans variety of music and that is why Kojo Antwi releases highlife today and reggae tomorrow because Ghanaians gets fed up with one stuff, however, picking a vibe from Kojo Antwi, Daddy Lumba and Malian artist enriches the song and gives the song a Mailan feel as well as Ghanaian feel, but at the end of the day, the song is a highlife song and that is why I credited them by writing highlife music to the world…he added.