The “Angela” Hitmaker, Kuame Eugene has come under severe attacks for allegedly stealing his new song “Confusion” from Malian Musician, Sidiki Diabaté’s ‘Fais moi Confiance”.
According to the critics, the beat, as well as the rhythm of “confusion”, is exactly like ‘Fais moi Confiance”. Kuame Euegen was accused of stealing the Malians song although the storylines of both songs are completely different.
After days of silence, the Ghanaian singer, Kuame Eugene has broken his silence about these allegations of theft. According to the artists, he took inspirations from 3 different artists in making the “Confusion”. He named Daddy Lumba, Kojo Antwi, and Sidiki Diabaté as the artist he took inspirations from.
Speaking to Abeiku Santana on Accra based radio station, Okay FM, Kuami Eugene said:
“Ghanaians must note the fact that, my song has the feel of Kojo Antwi’s “Dadie Anoma”, Daddy Lumba and also an inspiration from Sidiki Diabaté song ‘Fais moi Confiance‘, so I didn’t steal the song, I only took an inspiration from them and credited all of them in the song, that is the definition of creativity.”
“Ebony took an inspiration from Daddy Lumba’s song “Poison” and composed her hit song “poison as well as Nigeria’s Wizkid also sampled VIP’s “Ahomka Womu” and came out with “Manya”, but that doesn’t mean they stole the songs, they only paying respects to the legends”.
“Sidiki Diabaté’s song gathering more than 15m views on Youtube has nothing to do with why I feed on the song, it was just an inspiration feeding on the vibes,” Eugene added.
“To me what really makes an artist is researching to be able to give your fans variety of music and that is why Kojo Antwi releases highlife today and reggae tomorrow because Ghanaians gets fed up with one stuff, however, picking a vibe from Kojo Antwi, Daddy Lumba and Malian artist enriches the song and gives the song a Malian feel as well as Ghanaian feel.”
“But at the end of the day, the song is a highlife song and that is why I credited them by writing highlife music to the world,” Kuame Euegen Concluded.
Meanwhile, the manager of Sidiki Diabaté off air, told the production team of Okay FM drive-time show, “Ekwanso Dwoodwoo” revealed that he had no idea, the song has been sampled by an artist from Ghana. He added it’s a breaking news to him.