Four months after being dragged by Danfo Drivers, @Teknoofficial has landed in another case of song theft. __ This time, he has been accused of biting from a 2015 song by @tiwasavage titled ‘Before Nko’ without permission. His new collab with @ciara titled ‘Freak Me’ has very conspicuous similarities with the Tiwa Savage record. — Via @orin.ng
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Few hours after it was reported that Nigerian pop queen, Tiwa Savage was unpleased with the duo of Ciara and Tekno for blatantly taking all the important elements of her song, ‘Before Nko’ which was released three years ago, Ciara has come out to give Tiwa Savage a shout out on Twitter.
In her Twitter post, Ciara wrote ‘shoutout to Tiwa Savage on the inspiration and sample used in freak me. She’s a beast, I fell in love with the Melody when I first heard it in Africa three years ago. So good’
— Ciara (@ciara) August 10, 2018
While records show that Ciara and Tekno gave Tiwa credit by including her name in the list of composers on the song, fans are still clamouring for a proper settlement to Mavin first lady for the song, as opposed to shutting down all enquiries with just a twitter shout out.
See some of the reactions to the tweet below