Days after Zaaki Azzay threatened to sue Mr Eazi and Sarkodie over an alleged rip-off of his 1996 song ‘ Marry me’ in their new song ‘ Na You’, the veteran singer has served an update on the copyright infringement notice.
Speaking to Sunday Scoop, Zaaki said Mr Eazi reached out to him after putting up the notice on Instagram. He said the “Leg Over” crooner apologized and also promised to give him his due benefits.
He said, “Mr Eazi called me yesterday night (Wednesday) and we spoke from about 1 am till 3 am. I must say that I was impressed with his level of humility and honesty because he spoke well. Firstly, he apologised and said the song is not his and he expected that Sarkodie would have done the right thing by reaching out to me before releasing the song. He was surprised that Sarkodie did not do that. He then apologised and gave me his word that he would acknowledge me on the song and also give me my due benefits. As a result of our discussion, all legal actions are on hold.”
“In Africa, we are growing. If it were before, we probably wouldn’t see it as a big deal. But now, everybody has seen that music is a big business and nobody is ready to play with his intellectual property anymore. With the way I reacted and how people responded, it shows that people are watching and are aware of what is going on” he added.
Shatta Wale took a dig at Sarkodie, after the Sarkcess Music Records Boss
congratulated him on being the only
Ghanaian artiste to work with Beyonce on the Lion King Album.
We reported earlier that the album will be released on the 18th of July and from the
tracklist released already, Shatta Wale will be on a song with Beyonce titled “Already”.
Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino,
Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Yemi
Alade and Tekno are also on the album.
Shortly after the report went viral, Sarkodie
Welcome home Queen @Beyonce
officially Big shouts
@shattawalegh !!! And all our
brothers and sisters on there … Big
One for the culture
But reacting to the congratulatory message from Sarkodie, Shatta Wale called him a hypocrite in an interview with Zylofon FM.
He claimed that the the “tweet was not from Sarkodie’s heart”, as he has always been acting like a boss to him which he hates.
“Sarkodie has become too known.
He was recently on Hitz FM and he
was trying to pose big to me. I don’t
pose big to people. Music is not
about your dress and it’s not about
how you speak.
“I don’t want hypocrites around me.
Sarkodie has always been a
hypocrite. I didn’t wish him on his
birthday. He think he can tweet
about my collabo and make people
say he’s a matured person. I won’t
retweet his tweet. He can say that
message but I know deep down
within him it wasn’t a real tweet.”
The two Ghanaian artistes beef has been on for a while. It was reignited in 2018,
after Shatta Wale accused Sarkodie of
failing to appear for the video shoot of a song they did together.
He rebuked Ghanaian artists for not being supportive of each other, and was quite angry that Sarkodie was shooting a video with a Nigerian artiste.