A Ghanaian-based Nigerian artiste, Oduma Essan, has reportedly sued Kuami Eugene, Lynx Entertainment signee, for allegedly plagiarizing his song.
The singer, according to reports, is claiming part ownership of Kuami Eugene’s ‘Show Body’ hit song featuring Falz, which was featured on the ‘Son of Africa’ Album released on October 9.
In a suit filed and sighted by MyNewsGh.com, the singer Oduma Essan claimed he released his song with the same title, ‘Show Body’, on July 17, months before Kwami Eugene’s song was released.
The Ghana-based Nigerian artiste stated that the title of the song is not only the same as his, but bears some technical similarities with his song.
The artiste said in his suit that among other things, Kuami Eugene plagiarised his title and also used lyrics similar to his.He is therefore seeking Ghc120,000 in damages.
Oduma Essan stated that Kwami Eugene wore a lion inspired outfit similar to what he used in his video.He tagged himself the ‘Lion of Africa’ while Kuami Eugene, called himself the ‘Son of Africa’ in the said video.
Essan stated that Eugene’s ‘Show Body’ is “largely a reproduction and or duplication” of his original work yet was published without his consent.
The artist mentions that the damages he is seeking, is coverage for video production, mixing, sound engineer, and promotion in both Ghana and Nigeria.
Kuami Eugene ‘Son of Africa’ album was released on October 9, 2020. The album had the song ‘Show Body’ in it.
The Lynx Entertainment artiste, prior to the album release in October, announced the album title ‘Son of Africa’ on March 6, and organized a press launch in March that year.