Popular Ghanaian musician, Kuami Eugene, has been trending recently over his habit of stealing lyrics from songs in order to make these lyrics his own.
According to copyright law, Kuami Eugene’s actions will be termed as copyright infringement which could end him in jail.
Ghanaian Hiplife artiste, Raphael Essien, famously known as Anamon, has come out to say that Kuami Eugene has stolen some lines in his song for his hit song, ‘Open Gate’.
Anamon is famously known for his ‘Ashawo’ song. He disclosed that the ‘Angela’ hitmaker had stolen lines from his ‘Ashawo’ song.
“If he is respectful, he would have called and asked permission from me before using the words. I spent several amounts of money on the song. I registered the words and the terms at the Copyright office,” he said.
He continued that he was going to take the musician to court if his management team did not see him to solve the issue amicably.
Born Eugene Kwame Marfo, Kuami Eugene is known to be making music in the genre of highlife and afrobeats.
Being signed to Lynx Entertainment, Kuami Eugene has released songs such as, “Angela”, “Wish Me Well”, “Ohemaa”, “Obiaa To”, and others.
In 2018, he won the New Artiste Awards, and recently this year, he won the Award for Best Artiste of the Year at the just-ended Vodafone Ghana Music Award (VGMA) ceremony.
As many have heard, Kuami Eugene has a habit of stealing lines from other songs and incorporating them into his songs.
Recently, a famous Ghanaian musician, Mr. Drew got into trouble with the law after he was reported to have stolen Ola Rotimi’s song on which he made his ‘Eat’ cover.
A number of people have accused the Rockstar of stealing their lines. One of such artistes is Docta Flow who accused Eugene of stealing a line from his “Chinchinga” song and using it in Okyeame Kwame’s “Me bie gya” song.
From the complains that have been trooping unto social media with regards to Kuami Eugen’s actions on song theft, one will be tempted if ‘Kuami Eugene is indeed a song thief? “.
By: Samuel Arthur