An upcoming artist has point accusing fingers at Nigerian music superstar 2baba for an alleged song theft. The upcoming music act Yoko B claims 2Baba plagiarized his song “Amaka” which is a total rip off of his title, concept and message.
Yoko B made the accusation against 2Baba known in his chit chat with Sunday Scoop. The young artist who released his own song titled “Amaka” some months ago said he has been robbed of his intellectual property.
“Right now, I am fed up with some of the top artistes in this country. Once they are up there, they can never help you grow. They prefer to rip you off and frustrate your hustle. The new song, Amaka, by 2baba featuring Peruzzi is my concept. The song was produced by Richie, who also did the chorus of the song. Shortly after producing my song, Richie was employed by Larry Gaga and he left FESTAC Town for Lekki where he worked with 2baba. My songs were still on his computer at that point. I was shocked when I discovered that they had ‘stolen’ the title, concept and message of my song. I released my version about five months ago and I have been trying to promote it with the little resources I have. I was already negotiating with Avalon Okpe to direct the video when 2baba released his version. I feel bad that they cheated me because I am an up-and-coming artiste. I want the world to know what has been done to me.”
Yoko B narrated that his friend Richie must have aided 2Baba in stealing his song and as such he had to confront him and he said nothing reasonable about it.
“Yes, I complained to him but he didn’t say anything reasonable. He said anybody can come up with the title, Amaka. But I wonder why the concept and instrumental of the songs are so similar if something isn’t fishy. I am sure that somehow, 2baba must have heard the song. To cover their tracks, 2baba’s version was produced by another producer, Sperochbeatz, but they all work in the same studio.”
Efe Omoregbe who is 2Baba’s manager said he was unaware of the accusation.
“This is the first time I’m hearing about that claim and I cannot comment on what I don’t know about.”