Few hours after the singer was called out for sampling a Tiwa Savage’s song, the American songstress, Ciara, headed to social media to clear the air on what most people thought was a song theft.
Ciara’s latest collaboration “Freak Me” featuring Tekno, was a sample of Tiwa’s 2015 record titled “Before Nko”, featuring D’Prince. The resemblance in melody was called out by fans immediately the song dropped.
It was even reported yesterday that Tiwa Savage was angry at Tekno and Ciara for ripping off her song without formerly informing her. A member of Tiwa Savage’s camp who revealed the level of disappointment she has in Tekno, whom she considered a friendly colleague; not in the least because they both are Pepsi ambassadors and know each other well.
‘We were surprised that they went that route. They didn’t even just sample some strings, the beat and lyrics of the hook are basically the same. Tiwa is extremely upset because it seems like a rip off of her sweat.’
Asked if there were any enquiries from the Ubi Franklin led MMMG, the answer was negative. ‘They didn’t ask or inform us before the song was made. As a matter of fact, we reached out to them when we heard the song but they didn’t do us the courtesy of even responding. This is not how to do things. Tekno himself is not sharing links to the song as much as his boss Ubi is. This is wrong‘, our well-placed source said.
Addressing the saga, Ciara, on twitter, praises Tiwa Savage for her incredible talent and explained she fell in love with the song, ‘Before Nko’ the first time she listened to it.