Music of Thursday, 4 February 2016
Writing music isn’t easy as others might think. For an artiste to come out with great tunes, it requires passion and creativity.
Taking an artist’s work for the reason that the song is a hit and ride on that fame to revive one’s music career, keeps growing in the Ghanaian Music Industry.
Ghanaian Hiplife musician /Rapper, Joe Frazier is the latest culprit as he has hooked up on Shatta Wale’s ‘Kakai’ song to resurrect his ‘dead’ music career.
The ‘Ayo’ singer, disclosed on Pluzz FM that, “Kakai term is a general term used by everybody just as the word love is mentioned in songs by different artistes so there is no problem using Shatta’s term too in my new song.”
Formally green artistes were those found culpable of song titles and instrumentation theft, however, the reverse is now the case as famous musicians ‘steal’ the intellectual properties of their colleagues to give a face-lift to their talent.
Gospel Musician Ernest Opoku, was also caught up recently with Bisa Kdei’s hit song ‘Brother Brother’ to make it work for him again but it hasn’t received much patronage as fans are already enjoying Bisa’s tune.
When asked what he would do if he is accused of ‘stealing’, he said “Even if someone says I stole Kakai from Shatta Wale, at least I didn’t steal the lyrics and the spelling of Shatta’s Kakai, since mine is Kaekae.”
Joe Frazier started his music career in 2001 but faded out in 2007.