FLAVOUR IN THEFT SCANDAL?
Only God can surely intervene in this case that is gradually becoming an unbecoming. The popular Nigerian artiste who is now a toast of every lover of hip-hi-life, Flavour Nabania is alleged to have involved in a theft that may be dragging him to court soon if the matter is not quickly settled.
The multiple record-selling Nigerian artiste, Flavour Nabania (popularly known for his ‘Asahawo’ track), is to be slapped with a law suit by a Ghanaian Wutah group (now defunct) of the ‘Kotosa’ fame – which was a massive hit in Ghana in late 2008 – for what they say is a ‘theft of their intellectual property’.
The track released by Mr. Flavour Nabania, which the manager of the Ghanaian music duo is pointing out as a ‘carbon copy’ of their popular ‘Kotosa’ hit, is ‘Kwarikwa’ which is by the way enjoying massive play in Nigeria right now.
In a word from one of the people who are said to be constituting an arsenal of legal luminaries against the handsome Nigeria singer, “this does not come as a surprise to me as I already knew point blank that the material put out by Flavour was an outright plagiarized product of Kotosa. I mean I heard what seemed like Kotosa blasting from the huge speakers in a CD vendor’s shop when I was driving to a friend’s home when I visited Nigeria last two months. I was happy and surprised that Kotosa had finally made its way to Nigeria after making hits in Ghana only to hear Flavour’s signatured hi-life voice on the beat! I was disappointed to say the least. I shook my head as I passed by”
The manager of the original composers of the disputed track(Wutah Kobby and Wutah PV), we gathered, has promised to press charges against Flavour for ‘stealing’ the chorus, rhythm, rhyme and the opening saxophone be atused in their song with total disregard for their right as the only legitimate owners of the song. We shall up date you for further details.