COPYRIGHT SCANDAL: Mr Eazi apologises, promises to pay to Zaaki Azzay

September 8, 2019
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The feud between singer Mr Eazi and torch-bearing veteran singer Zaaki Azzay seems all but over after the former tendered an unreserved apology to the latter over copyright infringement claims.

According to Zakky Azzay, Mr Eazi immediately reached out to him after he issued the threat on Instagram to apologise for his sampling his song without permission and promised to deliver due benefits going forward.

Zaaky Azzay said, “Mr Eazi called me yesterday night (Wednesday) and we spoke from about 1 am till 3 am. I must say that I was impressed with his level of humility and honesty because he spoke well. Firstly, he apologised and said the song is not his and he expected that Sarkodie would have done the right thing by reaching out to me before releasing the song. He was surprised that Sarkodie did not do that. He then apologised and gave me his word that he would acknowledge me on the song and also give me my due benefits. As a result of our discussion, all legal actions are on hold.”

“In Africa, we are growing. If it were before, we probably wouldn’t see it as a big deal. But now, everybody has seen that music is a big business and nobody is ready to play with his intellectual property anymore. With the way I reacted and how people responded, it shows that people are watching and are aware of what is going on,” he added.

Zaaki Azzay had earlier called out Mr Eazi on social media, threatening to sue him and Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie after he alleged that the collaborative effort by Sarkodie and Mr Eazi titled “Na You” which was released on August 15, 2019, sampled lyrics from his hit song “Marry Am” without permission.

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