Willy Paul has been accused of stealing his current song, Bora Uhai, by an upcoming group of artistes called Freelancers.
Freelancers released a song called Bora Uhai two weeks ago, while Willy Paul released his, featuring Khalighraph Jones, on Saturday morning. The group claim the song has the same beats and title as their song.
Group member Brian told Classic 105 FM,
“We started doing music as a dance group of three, and this is our first project we have done.”
Song producer Byron said he is the one who noticed their song was stolen. “After they (Willy Paul and Khaligraph) released the song.
“I listened to it and noticed the beats are the similar to ours, plus even the instrument progression is similar to our song.”
“I had to inform the rest of the group members to also listen. Everything is copied from our song. We decided to call him but he did not pick the phone. We decided to send him a message to which he responded, threatening to sue us, saying
“’Hahaa. Vijana, you don’t know who you are dealing with. I will sue you for defamation. Furthermore I am Pozze. I run this. Yes, I sampled your track. Mtafanya?”
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They had a message for Willy Paul.
“If God opened your way, then why don’t you give us the opportunity as young artistes to shine like you are doing?”
Classic 105 ’ calls and messages to Willy Paul went unanswered.