Kuame Eugene of Angela fame was the subject of intense scrutiny from observers after it emerged that he stole his newest song titled Confusion from Malian Musician who is known as Sidiki Diabaté.
Responding to this issue and sending a subtle jab to his detractors, the young sensational singer tried to set the record straight by insisting he didn’t steal the song but got inspired by it to which he dully acknowledged.
Here’s what he said:
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.
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.
Eugene added that it’s not the popularity of the original song on social media that made him got involved with it but the vibes of the song appealed to him greatly.
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.
The interesting aspect of this issue was when the production team for Okay FM drive time show called the manager for Sidiki Diabaté off air.
The unidentified manager stated categorically that he has no idea of the song been sampled or stolen by a musician in Ghana called Kuami Eugene, hence it was a breaking news to him.