Fresh troubles for Tekno as Tiwa Savage gets angry over ‘Before Nko’ song theft
When American songstress, Ciara declared that she collaborated on a song with Nigerian singer, Tekno every one thought it was going to be a boost for the latter’s career.
However since the song’s release, it has been tainted with claims of song theft from Tiwa Savage.
Fans also recognized the amazing similarities between the new song ‘Freak Me’ and a song on Tiwa Savage’s 2015 album RED titled ‘Before Nko’.
NET reports that neither Tekno nor Ciara obtained permission from Tiwa Savage before infringing on her copyright, a move that has left the talented singer hurt .
A member of Tiwa Savage’s camp speaking with NET on conditions of anonymity said:” We were surprised that they went that route. They didn’t even just sample some strings, the beat and lyrics of the hook are basically the same. Tiwa is extremely upset because it seems like a rip off of her sweat.’
“They didn’t ask or inform us before the song was made. As a matter of fact, we reached out to them when we heard the song but they didn’t do us the courtesy of even responding. This is not how to do things. Tekno himself is not sharing links to the song as much as his boss Ubi is. This is wrong
“It may not have been in Ciara’s place to know that the song belonged to someone else but the onus was on Tekno as the featured act and producer (who we believe gave the song to her anyway) to inform her”, the source said.
Even Tekno himself is yet to share the song on any of his social media handles.
Recall that in May 2018, Tekno was accused of song theft after the duo of Mountain Black and Mad Melon called him out for adopting their early 2000’s hit Jogodo. Tekno did not refute the charge but soon after was seen with the singers in a seeming reconciliatory move.