Nothing like a bit of controversy to fire up a new album…
With the celebrated release of Phyno’s debut album, “No Guts, No Glory”, the last scenario anybody would anticipate at the moment is a controversy, but here we have it in the form of a disputed ownership of a chorus in a track titled ‘Authe (Authentic)’.
It all started when fans who have purchased the album listened to “Authe (Authentic)” featuring international high-life star Flavour, and took to micro-blogging site Twitter to vent about the undeniable familiarities the chorus of the song shares with DJ Spinall‘s Burna Boy assisted single “Gba Gbe E” which was released earlier.
Rumours are flying all over that the melody was birthed by Flavour and Burna Boy during a studio session they shared and they ended up using it without telling each other, while others believe that Burna Boy stole the infectious melody from Flavour and likewise.
DJ Spinall went on Twitter to voice his displeasure with what he described as pretty much ripping the entire chorus whereas Phyno, Flavour and Burna Boy are yet to address the issue directly.
Reports have it that Spinall is going ahead with promoting his single regards of the massive threat “Authe” poses and will be releasing the video for the song soon.
Listen to both songs and tell us what you think. Who copied who? Who stole what?