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November
22

 


Copying one’s creative work or derivative parts and presenting it as your own without permission is plagiarism.
In essence, anything that reflects a minimal spark of creativity and originality can be copyrightable; ranging from the melody, chord progression, lyrics and rhythm.
Copying may be through sampling, interpolation, flipping , lyrics etc
Songwriter and up and coming sensation Jigi has accused Mic Monsta for copying his song “Johnny”.


This accusation unexpectedly comes when Mic Monsta had released a snippet of his own version of “Johnny”. The pre-release excitement has been euphoric and release is madly anticipated. From the buzz, Mic Monsta’s “Johnny” will likely be a propitious hit. 
Once I got this shocking outburst by Jigi who was smart enough to release his own version amidst the frenzy, I was quick to listen to the song in a bid to make a substantial comparison with Mic’s “Johnny”.

Mic Monsta’s has quickly reacted to Jigi’s allegation. 


To gauge the level of similarity, firstly, we’ll need to know if the alleged infringer Mic Monsta had any access to Jigi’s “Johnny” prior to the writing of his own song.
Secondly, I wanted to know if there is a threshold of substantial similarity that an average listener can tell if the song has been copied. In this , I took into consideration these components;
Melody, lyrics, bassline and rhythm.
I haven’t reached out to Jigi to know if Mic Monsta had heard his song before but from a post I saw on Facebook by Enow… this song had been sent to him about two months ago and Jigi said his team was fine tuning strategies for the release.
I equally developed a thought that inspirations can sometimes coincide especially when it comes to the music scale progressions.
After listening to both songs, apart from same title, I could decipher a similarity in the tempo and drum patterns. The chords carry an atmosphere of melancholy and the lyrics are narrative in approach. Both songs are based on Johnny’s hustle, ordeals and fight to survive. E.g. Johnny.
A song is less likely to be litigated over a hook which is typically based on a common phrase or name.
In a whole, there is an acute variation of melody in both songs . The scale progressions are different and this changes the perspectives.
This case is similar to the Nigerian scenario in which two similar songs were released within the same time frame. Ebaeno by Kcee, Harrysong and Skibii and Jantamanta by Mavins had clear-cut similarities in the harmony, rhythm and melody.
Both songs got into mainstream , were well-accepted, enjoyed massive airplay and successful. 
The urban music industry is a huge universe needing more content. We should therefore accept and promote both songs which are considerably ear-friendly.


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July
22

Alpha Better record has added a well-deserved echelon as Salatiel features on Beyonce’s new album album “The Gift”. The album is an African star-studded masterpiece with “Water ” featuring Salatiel and Pharell one of the most catchy and radio-friendly songs.  

About the album Beyonce said ; 

“This soundtrack is a love letter to Africa, and I wanted to make sure we found some of the best talent in Africa,” Beyoncé told Good Morning America. “I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa.” 

Amidst the massive excitement on social media , the Cameroonian singer and producer took on Instagram to show how appreciative he is for the support from fans .

“I can’t be grateful enough for all the support and trust y’all put in me. It was a pleasure working on this historic project on the song #Water alongside @beyonce & @pharrell.”

Enjoy !


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May
8

VIDEO: ZINNIA – OVERLOAD

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Cameroonian super diva Zinnia has unveiled the visuals of her thumping mid tempo tune titled “Overload” . The former Mutzig Star laureate blows our minds with sultry vocals and soul-touching lyrics. The audio of the song has amassed over 3 millions views on YouTube , charting charts in Fiji and the anticipation for the video has been overly high. The video is simply amazing.

Enjoy and share !


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May
8

Flyhabit gained accolades after his infectious jam titled “Mullah”. The song became a street anthem and the Douala-based artist ain’t stopping yet. “Second chance ” is his new opus getting attention. His lyrical artistry , style and delivery are worthwhile. 

Enjoy and share ! 


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August
18

After illuminating the dance floor with her energetic and mellow tune “My lover”, Daphne is now coming back with a thumping, melodic reggae masterpiece titled “Ne laches pas” produced by Salatiel. The song  encourages people never to give up, stay positive  and resilient in a bid to succeed in life. Daphne’s sultry voice and soul-touching lyrics are just irresistible. 

Enjoy ! 


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August
13

On the heels of his sizzling tune “Man made God”, multi-award gospel sensation Vumomse unveils “Oluwa”, an infectious and edifying tune produced by Akwandor. With well-crafted and soul-touching lyrics , the opus is a motivation to praise and glorify God for our cups are overflowing with blessings everyday. “Oluwa na number one” is the catchy phrase that keeps being instilled in my mind after listening to this song. Vumomse’s music possesses uniqueness and quite relatable to create an impact in our lives. #Oluwa #Vumomse
Listen up !


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August
5

MUSIC: ASKIA – LET’S TALK

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Askia seems to have found her musical poise with her new much-talked about song “Let’s talk”.

In a soul-touching lyrical delivery , she details the ongoing crisis plaguing the Anglophone regions , stating how vulnerable to killing people are and condemning targeted shootings masked as “stray bullets ” . She decries the massacre and makes a call for leaders to dialogue. ASKIA is proving she really deserves the crown. 

Listen up


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August
5

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Blu Nation soldier Tzy Panchak drops his new sensational love jam titled “Love me”.

In this well-crafted tune, we get more of French lyrics conveying beguiling words of affection for a girl . TZY proves versatile and consistent.

Listen up


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August
5

 

 Skidi Boy just released a brand new tune titled “Aveugle” . In this love-coated lyrical content, he surprisingly shows his singing side on a thumping beat. Skidi Boy remains consistent with his releases. “AVEUGLE” talks about a girl whose charm literally renders no matter her flaws. 

Listen and share. Make it viral. 


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May
6

Mr Leo just released the visuals of his new opus “On se connait pas” directed by Dr Nkeng Stephens. The video is rich in cinematic artistry;  presenting a boxing battle with a connotation to depict how he went through challenges , poverty and fought his way to success. 

Watch and share .


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