Hiplife artiste, Marthin King Arthur known in the music circles as Kofi Kinaata has advised his colleague, Kuami Eugene to stay original and stop taking samples from other artistes.
He said this because Kuami Eugene has been in the news for constantly dabbing lyrics from other musicians. Eugene first took some of his lyrics from Sadiki Diabate for his “Confusion” track. And again his “Wish Me Well” has been reported to be a song by Nigerian artiste Ice Prince.
This has prompted the king of Western rap music, Kofi Kinaata who is known for creating impressive original music to advise his “brother” Eugene.
He said this in an interview on Connect FM’s ‘Adwomapamere’ mid-morning show with Mr El.
“Sometimes it is just by coincidence, you know, likely they say, great minds think alike. So it is possible to say things similar to what others have said in the past without knowing. If the same incidence happens twice consecutively, it’s got to be intentional.”
“If we do not know the song, it is hiding in an obscure corner, and it has to take some people to hunt for the original composers, then that is a clear insult to our intelligence and an attempt to look sharp,” he advised.