Timaya accused of intellectual property theft over ‘As E Dey Sweet Us’

A cultural music group, United Boys Culture, has called out popular Nigerian dancehall and reggae singer, Timaya over alleged song theft.

The group claimed that Timaya sampled their song on his latest single ‘Dey Your Dey’ of the same title without seeking their consent.

Timaya song theft

In a video making the rounds online, leader of the group, appealed to Dem Mama Records crooner to stop stealing their intellectual properties.

He also alleged that the award-winning musician had previously sampled another of their songs titled ‘As E Dey Sweet Us, E Dey Pain Dem.’

He said: “I want to use this opportunity to call on our brother, Mr. Timaya. I am the leader of United Boys Culture of Etche, Rivers State. We are the original owners of the song, ‘Dey Your Dey.’

I want to plead with you, you know that the song has been trending since October last year. If you want to remix our song, you are supposed to seek our permission.

But you just went ahead to remake the song. That was how you remake ‘As E Dey Sweet Us, E Dey Pain Dem’ without our permission. Please, leave our songs. I am begging you, Mr. Timaya.”

Watch video below:

Controversial singer, Ọlawale Ọlọfọrọ, popularly known as Brymo, recently accused Afrobeats superstar, Burna Boy of intellectual property theft.

The songwriter alleged that Burna Boy’s song, ‘City Boys’ and album titled ‘I Told Them’ sampled the title track of his upcoming album, ‘Macabre.’

Brymo took to his Instagram page and said what the Grammy wining singer did was a “crime” and he should serve a jail term.

He then made a reference to dancehall star, Blackface recent claim that some top musicians stole his songs. The ‘Ara’ crooner vowed to ensure that they regret their actions.

Brymo wrote; “By end of this year y’all will recollect that ‘Macabre’ wasn’t released when in the public, and as privately as it gets .: ‘city boy’.. and ‘I Told You’ were fed to Burna Boy..

“Former of the track titles I mentioned above is there to point me to the fact that the latter, and his album title is the hook I sing on my album title track ‘Macabre’.. burna na really boy.. and that’s a crime.!! An actual crime…To do time for… and if una like make una resurrect legends to come complain about stolen songs… una go regret this shit to numerous degrees… shey una no dey hear word !!.”