Tanzanian star Harmonize has had his hit, Uno, pulled down from YouTube following complains from Kenyan producer, singer Magix Enga.
The hit, with more than 1 million views was removed on Wednesday after Magix accused the Bongo star of sampling his beat without consent.
“Like nothing happened @harmonize_tz Gat some free beats for you bro… I’m giving you 1 week take down the song otherwise… Natoa mwenye let me put it in Swahili so that you can understand what I’m trying to say,” he wrote.
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According to Magix Enga, the beat sampled by the former Wasafi Records signee was for the hit, “Dundaing” by King Kaka, Kristoff and himself.
“It took me a day to come up with the Vibe G you get. This s** has happened before but this time things will be different… I’m not going to allow that to happen not in 254,” he said.
A week after the complaints, the song has been pulled down for infringing copyright.
“This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Magix Enga,” a message from YouTube read. The audio version is still available.
“1 week imeisha and the song Uno is no longer on YouTube. Don’t sample Magix Enga beats. I repeat don’t! Like I said I’m not going to allow this to happen, not in 254,” Magix wrote.
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Harmonize is yet to comment on the issue.
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