Kuami Eugene, the talented Ghanaian Afrobeats and highlife singer, is determined to address the copyright dispute he’s entangled in with fellow singer, Mr Drew. The conflict emerged when Kuami Eugene asserted that he had contributed 80 percent to Mr Drew’s hit track, ‘Case,’ stating that this collaboration had been initiated through discussions between their respective management teams.
However, the song was released by Mr Drew without Kuami Eugene’s knowledge, prompting the latter to take action. Kuami Eugene is resolute in his stance, insisting on receiving 50 percent of the song’s royalties, believing it to be rightfully his.
He explained, “The software saved all the details of the song, and it was 2020. I did it in Highlife and Afrobeat, but now he has added touches of Amapiano. I won’t blame him in any way, but my only problem was that you cannot collaborate on a project in Ghana and say we are releasing it on Sunday, only for it to be released on Saturday without prior communication,” as he discussed the issue with host Jerry Justice.
“He denied any knowledge of it, but his management also disclaimed any involvement. If I hadn’t spoken up, he would have remained silent. Legally, I own 50 percent of that song, and he chose to disregard my claim. Despite his seniority, I refuse to be belittled,” he expressed indignantly.
Kuami Eugene emphasized that while he has pardoned certain individuals in the industry in the past, the case with Mr Drew necessitates setting a precedent to prevent similar occurrences in the future.
“Previously, similar incidents occurred, and I chose to leave them to divine judgment. Those individuals are veterans in the field, and I couldn’t engage in conflict with them. Despite being relatively young, I believe I must demonstrate a stance with Drew,” he added.
Several weeks ago, the talented artist from Lynx Entertainment, Kuami Eugene, brought to light that he contributed around eighty percent to the creation of Mr Drew’s hit track “Case” but did not receive proper acknowledgment for his efforts.