Ghanaian highlife and Afropop singer, Kuami Eugene, has denied rumors that he uses other artists’ melodies in his own songs.
He claims that all he does is take “inspiration” from many sources, something he feels is typical in the music scene.
In a live Twitter conversation with media personality Berla Mundi that 1Family Radio monitored, Kuami Eugene said he was surprised by the accusations made against him on social media by trolls.
According to him, the fact that some of these critics seem to be “hypocrites” who express disapproval yet nevertheless like his music confounds him.
“It baffles me because I feel like Twitter is one platform where the people there seem to be very knowledgeable about things that go on in the industry, and sometimes they sound like they know what they’re talking about. But then again, you look at some other people on that same platform, and it seems like they have no idea what they’re talking about.”
He furthered, “Either that or they’re hypocrites because they still listen to artists like Burna Boy even though he draws inspiration from other songs and they never complain. But for our own people, the same people complaining are the same people jamming to the song.’’
Drawing inspiration from other artists, according to Kuami Eugene, is a prevalent technique. He also asked critics to do their research before criticizing his creative work.
“I’m not the only artist to do this; every big act does this. Burna Boy does it, Joey B does it, and Kelvyn Boy does it, but whenever Kuami Eugene does it, it becomes news,” he added.