The issue of unlawfully “stealing” other artists’ lyrics and making it their own has been the habit of current musicians in Ghana. Kelvyn Boy was recently involved in such allegations with veteran musician,Oheneba Kissi and many other artists have been tagged with the same issue.Kidi was on an interview with Berla Mundi on TV3’s NewDay Show where he stated not only Kuami Eugene samples other artists’ lyrics in making his songs but he also does some.Kidi was against the fact that a lot of people criticize artists for using that tactics and consider them untalented. The “Enjoyment” hitmaker cited examples of some great artist like Michael Jackson and Beyonce who are renowned international artists who have sampled other artists’ lyrics in their songs.”A lot of musicians sample songs. Beyoncé and Michael Jackson also sample songs. Look at Kanye West, his album was sampled. It’s an integral part of any music” Kidi said.He also added that his new song ,”Touch it” was also sampled and believes sampled songs are free from copyright issues.
Story by:James Okyere