The ‘Angela hit maker who has been on Ghanaians troll list for his way of dressing has been in other matters lately.
Kuami Eugene who claims to be a writer and boast of writing songs for singers like Adina, Mzvee and several others has been caught on several occasions copyrighting other artistes from around Africa’s arts without giving them the necessary accordance and credits.
His first copyrighted work that drew attention was his much anticipated track, ‘Confusion’. This track was originally done by Sidiki, a Malian singer who did it in French. Kuami then turned the melodies into English and Twi.
As if that was not enough, his recent track which is ‘Wish me well’ was originally done by Nigerian rapper Ice Prince.
When we thought Kuami had learnt his lessons because of the serious trolls on the melodies he had stolen, he yet again stole another rhythm from Wizkid ‘s song ‘Le le le’ when he was featured on Ypee’s ‘You Are The One’.
Kuami, who recently on a TV interview referred to Patapaa’s songs as noisy and will never want to collaborate with him really got Ghanaians crossed with him. Since his comment on Patapaa, Ghanaians have found it a habit to virtually dissed him on everything he does.
Most Ghanaians say he is not a talented dude as they thought he was owing to his consistency in copying other musicians songs instead of creating his.
The singer released ‘Confusion’ on his birthday, February 1, and in less than a week, it garnered over 300,000 views on YouTube.
However, some entertainment pundits have alleged that the musician stole the song from Malian musician, Sidiki Diabaté’s 2016 hit single, ‘Fais moi Confiance’.
But, speaking to JoyNews’ MzGee, the Lynx Entertainment record label signee, refuted the reports, saying no one person can own a melody.
“It’s not the same, it’s a melody and you can’t say you own a melody. It’s about creativity and not what people say. At the end of the day, they’re loving the song, go and check the comments. It’s a beautiful song,” he said.
He added that even though he credited Diabaté, he is disappointed in Ghanaians for neglecting the fact that he also took inspiration from two of Ghana’s celebrated highlife musicians; Kojo Antwi and Daddy Lumba.
Kuami Eugene noted that “after I released the song, I tweeted; Thank you guys for showing me much love and thank you to legends like Daddy Lumba, Kojo Antwi and Sidiki Diabaté’s from whom I took inspiration from to do this beautiful piece.”
“So I don’t get why people are still blogging that headline. I feel happy because Angela was able to make waves in two weeks which is amazing for a Ghanaian act.
“But this time around, Confusion is making waves in four days. We’ve got 350,000 views in four days which is amazing. I don’t know if people are loving the song because of the buzz or because I’m doing well and working harder,” he said.