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Mr Eazi and Sarkodie accused of song theft

A veteran Nigerian star has accused Mr Eazi and Sarkodie of copyright infringement on social media following the release of their song, ‘Do You’.

Zaaki Azzay claimed the artistes “lifted” lines from his 1996 monster hit tune, Marry Am, without permission.

“This is a massive violation of my musical copyright dues and the illegal exploitation of my intellectual property as I haven’t been contacted for permission/approval for the lyrics of my song to be used,” he wrote on Instagram.

While lamenting the “illegal exploitation of my intellectual property”, the veteran said he’s contemplating actions against the duo over the tune released on August 15, 2019.

In an open letter shared on Instagram, Zaaki wrote: “Hello @Sarkodie & @MrEazi, this is to let you know that my song “Marry Am” has been lifted in your newly released single “Na You”.

“I released the monster hit way back in 1996, and I want to believe that you guys should know the consequences of copyright infringements.

“This is a massive violation of my musical copyright dues and the illegal exploitation of my intellectual property as I haven’t been contacted for permission/approval for the lyrics of my song to be used.

“It’s high time African Artistes wake up to know that copyrights violations/infringements is stealing & theft and hence a big crime.

“My next line of actions will be made private for now…. Thank you!!!”

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