Kuami Eugene (image source: Facebook/Joy99.7FM)

I’m not a thief, I only take inspiration from people’s songs – Kuami Eugene

Here’s Kuami Eugene’s response to BBC when he was quizzed about stealing people’s songs

It seems Kuami Eugene’s accusations of song theft has gone international such that foreign media organizations have used it as a topic for discussion.

The reigning ‘Highlife Artiste of the Year’ at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2019 Kuami Eugene, has over the years since his entry into the mainstream of the Ghanaian music scene been accused of song theft for his compositions.

His song ‘Confusion’ was alleged to have been stolen from a Malian top singer Sidiki Diabate.

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Kuami Eugene was recently interviewed by some BBC journalist and the issue of song theft allegations came up.

When the ‘Walaahi’ hitmaker was quizzed on why he has been stealing other people’s song for his compositions, he reacted debunking reports in the media that he stole any song for his.

In an interview with Abeiku Santana on the ‘Atuu’ Show, Kuami Eugene narrating his ordeal he is faced with by the media because of the negative publications made about him made BBC journalists also quiz him on the theft issue.

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This according to him made him livid but blamed the Ghanaian media for it.

Reacting to allegations, the Lynx Entertainment signee posited that he does not steal lyrics from other musicians but only take inspiration from them.

“Abeiku, do you know that when I went to BBC for an interview, almost everything the host was asking me were all negatives.

This is because when he went on the internet to do a research on me, most of the stuffs that kept coming were negative and untrue stuffs about me”, he lamented.

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“What even got me angry was when he asked why I love to steal other people’s songs, and this is because Ghanaians kept on writing and saying that I steal people’s lyrics which is not true.

I don’t steal people’s lyrics, i just take inspiration from their songs”, he added.

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