I sought permission from Lagbaja before using part of his song- Seyi Shay
Svelte songstress, Seyi Shay was recently slammed over using the lyrics of veteran musician, Bisade Ologunde, aka Lagbaja’s song, Konko Below, in her recent track, Ko Ma Roll, featuring a Tanzanian artiste, Harmonize.
Debunking claims that her action might result into a legal tussle, Seyi Shay said she got permission from the ‘Africano’ singer.
“I am very aware that a part of my song, Ko Ma Roll, sounds like Lagbaja’s Konko Below. I decided to use the words, konko below, because they are catchy. I don’t think Lagbaja will accuse me of intellectual theft because we did the right thing. I explained to him and his team before I released the song.”
“If people are accusing me of using Lagbaja’s lyrics, it is great because that is what I did. It was strategic and there was a reason for it. Lagbaja is like a father, as he has been in the industry for many years. I consider it an honour to be given permission to use a part of his song.
“I have never met Lagbaja but I love his music. Whenever I meet him, I will try to see his real face, she told Punch.