Nigerian Afro-pop singer D’banj, during a brief chat with Naij.com on Tuesday, December 15, explained the allegation of song theft levelled by his music producer DeeVee against The Yoruba rapper Olamide.
His producer DeeVee, in a series of tweets, had claimed that Olamide stole a line in his “Don’t Stop” track from an unreleased D’banj song called “Shake It”.
In his words: “I didn’t know about the message from DeeVee but the truth is the truth. My house is open; I have songs you guys have not heard. I have songs that I’m about to release with producers you guys have asked me to work with. Anyone can come into my studio and listen to our songs and not just Olamide can come in. To me, it’s not stealing, I see it as inspiration.
“This particular one, this is a line I have been saying for a long time, “Shake it, don’t break it, it took your mama nine months to make it.” I actually heard it from Prince Aremo Oniru. Even Baddo (Olamide) had played about it saying, “Baba if you no use this line I go use am o” but I said I go use am.”
On his relationship with another Yoruba-lingo rapper, Reminisce, he described the rapper as an artist he likes for his zeal and hustle.
“Reminisce bad boy o cover mi. Reminisce will be going on tour with me, Timaya will be on the tour, Olu Maintain,” D’banj said.