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Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by publisher(m): 11:24pm On Aug 14, 2012
"FLAVOUR N'ABANIA STOLE OUR SONG" - GHANAIAN ARTISTES
Threatens Court action.



Ghanaian music duo Wutah may sue Nigerian music artiste popularly known as Flavour N'abania real name Chinedu Okoli for allegedly stealing their intellectual property.

According to Ghana's myjoyfm news, managers of the Ghanaian artistes are not pleased with Flavours recently released 'Kwarikwa' song which they claim bears stark resemblance with their smash hit 'Kotosa'.

They also accused Flavour of ‘stealing’ the chorus, rhythm, rhyme and the opening saxophone beat used in their song with total disregard for their right as the only legitimate owners of the song. The group Wutah is made up of Wutah Kobby and Wutah PV

Their hit song Kotosa dominated the Ghanaian airwaves in 2008 before the two parted ways in 2010, while Kwarikwa was released mid 2011 – though it's video featuring Fally Ipupa was just released a couple of weeks back.

Wutah Kobby was quoted as saying that, "we are consulting our legal advisers and we will pursue him [Flavour] in the right way.”

This will not be the first time Ghanaian artistes have accused Flavour of stealing their intellectual property. It was once reported that Flavour's hit song 'Ashawo' which gained massive recognition across Africa and Ghana, was stolen from an old Ghanaian hi-life song.

Ironically, Flavour had recorded his original version of the Ashawo track with some Ghanaian artistes, Stone of music duo Bradez, and Asem. It was Flavour's solo remix version tagged 'Nwa baby' that blew up the charts.


I never knew Rex Lawson was Ghanaian!!***wink***

Source: http://www.ghanafilla.net/wutah-to-sue-nigerian-artiste-flavour/

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Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by Nobody: 1:31am On Aug 15, 2012
Wutah - "Kotosa"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oTpgR5iPfA

Flavour N'abania - "Kwarikwa" feat. M Jay, Jerry Cee, Waga G, & Elense Bakassi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqO_KQNj5xs&feature=relmfu

Flavour N'abania - "Kwarikwa Remix" feat. Fally Ipupa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dR430JeJ4g

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Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by Nobody: 1:33am On Aug 15, 2012
*sobs sofry*
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by Etaki: 4:22am On Aug 15, 2012
I aint saying nothing. wetin concern me if im still am or not.
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by madeinnigeria: 9:34am On Aug 15, 2012
Make dem go call interpol na cheesy
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by seedord247(m): 9:35am On Aug 15, 2012
dem get that kind law for naija ni?
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by Emmy9ite(m): 9:44am On Aug 15, 2012
Their own na play,they just want their names to be heard in the media....attention seekers! angry
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by sallybonne(f): 9:57am On Aug 15, 2012
@op if dis news is anything to go by, how come they did not complain when the first kwarikwa came out now that the remix is out with fally iupa they are complaining, all d foreign artist we have been copying and infringing their music make them sue everybody now, so what they will order flavour to ghana law court abi they will go to ICc, mtcheew

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Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by Dhelake: 10:14am On Aug 15, 2012
attention seekers

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Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by Chanchit: 10:15am On Aug 15, 2012
@least for the first time, NLders knws there is a group called wutah, thats publicity on its own... No wonder i've neva heard of them b4, cos the kwarikwa they are crying ontop sef no sweet, dt makes me wonder what there own version would sound like..

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Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by 2fyn: 10:23am On Aug 15, 2012
Bt most of our so called musical artiste are just doing copy copy song,majority don't hv d talent thats d rizn i dnt play or listen 2 those rubbish d sing and play.
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by Nobody: 10:31am On Aug 15, 2012
@very true..i heard it but can't really place which of the songs. It's also a popular song in Ghana.
Trust Ghanaians don't play with the law.
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by SSaemoenl(m): 10:34am On Aug 15, 2012
Never see any similarity in that song, just that they are seeking for something else.
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by xpensivethony: 10:37am On Aug 15, 2012
Na wah ooh, better people no talk na this people weh people no no na him dey shout,make dem go sit down abeg..
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by ZUBY77(m): 10:39am On Aug 15, 2012
They must be thinking that Accra is the capital of Nigeria

Osadebe Must be getting ready to sue flavour from the grave as well

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Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by heed101(m): 10:41am On Aug 15, 2012
grin grin
Chanchit: @least for the first time, NLders knws there is a group called wutah, thats publicity on its own... No wonder i've neva heard of them b4, cos the kwarikwa they are crying ontop sef no sweet, dt makes me wonder what there own version would sound like..
lolz
I wonder o. They are trying to impress Ghanians dat their song is very ok. I don't watch d video I only watch d gurl in d video
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by 2sa2: 10:42am On Aug 15, 2012
Its a shame that this flavour guy cannot be original, let them sue the bastard cool
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by sylve11: 10:51am On Aug 15, 2012
Dat guy too dey copy jaire cool
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by ACM10: 10:54am On Aug 15, 2012
ogugua88: Wutah - "Kotosa"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oTpgR5iPfA

Flavour N'abania - "Kwarikwa" feat. M Jay, Jerry Cee, Waga G, & Elense Bakassi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqO_KQNj5xs&feature=relmfu

Flavour N'abania - "Kwarikwa Remix" feat. Fally Ipupa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dR430JeJ4g

Ghananian artists wan feed on Flavour. cheesy
ha akuola aka na tipper bu aja. grin
The two songs no resemble at all save for the opening saxophone. They deserves our pity sha. Hunger-induced desperation. They should beg Flavour for some financial help instead of falling mugu for some hungry laywers and letting them to feed on the little money they are using to smoke garri.

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Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by Richiy(f): 10:55am On Aug 15, 2012
Everybdy has a right to complain and b cmplained about. Bt make no judgement until u investigate their claim. For me, av nt heard d song neither do i want to. So, i keep a sealed lip. Utoh!
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by zibe(m): 10:57am On Aug 15, 2012
I don't get it. "Kwarikwa" is an Igbo slang, so what's the connection with their own song?? Abi do they now speak Igbo in Ghana?. Rubbish
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by ACM10: 10:58am On Aug 15, 2012
2sa2: Its a shame that this flavour guy cannot be original, let them sue the bastard cool
sylve11: Dat guy too dey copy jaire cool

Did u guys watch the two songs on youtube? It's very unfair to jump to conclusion without letting their claim to pass through your minimal truth test
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by holysina(m): 11:01am On Aug 15, 2012
sally bonne: @op if dis news is anything to go by, how come they did not complain when the first kwarikwa came out now that the remix is out with fally iupa they are complaining, all d foreign artist we have been copying and infringing their music make them sue everybody now, so what they will order flavour to ghana law court abi they will go to ICc, mtcheew

ghana law court?
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by ACM10: 11:04am On Aug 15, 2012
Chanchit: @least for the first time, NLders knws there is a group called wutah, thats publicity on its own... No wonder i've neva heard of them b4, cos the kwarikwa they are crying ontop sef no sweet, dt makes me wonder what there own version would sound like..

grin grin grin laff wan tear my belle o. grin Nairalanders, una no go kill me. They have to pay advertisement levy o for the publicity that Flavour's name is giving them in Nigeria
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by amblors(m): 11:07am On Aug 15, 2012
That kwarika song wey I no like sef, na him dey dey make all dat noise for
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by agabaI23(m): 11:12am On Aug 15, 2012
I love the Wutah song. Weren't they the same group that split up two years ago?

I can't see much clear copying sha. It could have influenced Flavour's but most music writers are hardly totally original without influences.
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by Mortiple(m): 11:17am On Aug 15, 2012
Truth be told, the two songs are similar! Many Naija artists are intellectual property thieves who scavenge on the songs of other artists from within and outside, that many of us are not exposed to, only to change the lyrics and produce. Lazy things!!!

Flavour came to limelight through late Cardinal Rex Lawson's hit song "Ashawo". I do not reckon him as a musician.

For this nonsense to stop, the government should criminalize it. Many of these copy cats are smiling to the bank whereas the owners/beneficiaries of these intellectual property are wallowing in penury.

If the likes of Rex Lawson, Osadebe, Victor Uwaifo, etc had not produced original songs, probably we wouldn't be listening to anything today.
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by Nobody: 11:20am On Aug 15, 2012
Chanchit: @least for the first time, NLders knws there is a group called wutah, thats publicity on its own... No wonder i've neva heard of them b4, cos the kwarikwa they are crying ontop sef no sweet, dt makes me wonder what there own version would sound like..
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by slimdiggi: 11:42am On Aug 15, 2012
They should be thanking flavor for trying to put them on the map,i still insist- Ghana Must Go

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Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by Nobody: 11:42am On Aug 15, 2012
Flavour na THIEF. all him song na remix of other people song, abeg which song this thief don sing wey no be remix of people song? onye nzuzu..mtchewww
Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by chyzoo4u(m): 11:48am On Aug 15, 2012
Its not only in Nigeria guys... Atleast am sure Alicia keys copied the late legendry Lucky Dube in her 'no one'.

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Re: Ghanaian Artistes To Sue Flavour N'abania Over Song Theft by Nonybb: 11:53am On Aug 15, 2012
ghanaian artist are incredible hungry, pls my 9ja bro make we dey share

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