Burna Boy accused of sampling unpopular artiste on ‘Common Person’ (Video)

Nigerian Afrobeats singer, Damini Ogulu also known as Burna Boy, has been called out for allegedly copying the title and lyrics of an unknown artiste’s song.

The Grammy winner was alleged to have sampled ‘Common Person’ from an artiste known as MC Olopka who also gave his track the same title.

Burna Boy accused of sampling unpopular artiste on ‘Common Person’ (Video)

A PR specialist, Sakpo called out Burna and drew the attention of netizens to his discovery and shared a video on microblogging site, Twitter to backup his claim.

The clip he uploaded was a music video for MC Olokpa’s own version of the song which the African Giant was called out for sampling.

Sakpo tweeted; “So the common person supposed sample was a cover, it looked so convincing if we put Burna history with Sampling into consideration.

He added; “Apparently, Burna sampled COMMON PERSON from this” alongside the music video.

Other social media users joined in bashing Burna Boy for releasing a song that he allegedly copied and passed off as original.

Meanwhile, the United government has begun talks with organisers of Nigerian Grammy winner, Damini “Burna Boy” Damini‘s show in Lagos with a view towards partnering to give the entertainment sector a boost.

Impressed by Burna Boy’s ‘Lagos Loves Damini’ concert which held on January 1, 2023, a meeting was held with the organisers at the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos on Friday.

Creative Economy Catalyst Ltd, the main promoter of the show, Kaycee Kennedy and Country Director, UK Department for International Trade, Chim Chalemera were at the meeting.

Kennedy, while giving his remarks said the positives of the concert include that it was the first African Show listed on Burna Boy’s official website with ticketing details.

The promoter explained that ‘Lagos Loves Damini’ was the biggest outdoor music concert with over 30,000 audiences.

He added that other major positives included the fact that there were no reported casualties, theft, sexual assault or harassment.

Kennedy, however, observed that in spite of the positives, there were some challenges and learning points.

He said that the desire to address the main challenges and negatives encountered at the Lagos show necessitated the visit to the British Deputy High Commission to meet with the UK Department for International Trade and discuss possible collaboration for future events.

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