D’banj Claims Olamide ‘Stole’ Lyrical Ideas From His Songs

Early this month, D’banj’s producer, Divine ‘DeeVee’ Austin, accused Olamide of stealing song ideas from D’banj. According to DeeVee, Olamide’s single, ‘Don’t Stop’ was ripped off D’banj’s track, ‘Shake it.’

Yesterday, in a conversation with the press, D’banj spoke about the claims and stated that Olamide did take the idea from him.

D’banj said said several musicians come to his house, listen to songs he is recording or recorded and get inspired by it.

He said: “I didn’t know about the message from DeeVee but the truth is the truth. My house is open; I have songs you guys have not heard. I have songs that I’m about to release with producers you guys have asked me to work with. From time, anyone can come into my studio and listen to our songs and not just Olamide can come in. To me, it’s not stealing, I see it as inspiration.

“This particular one, this is a line I have been saying for a long time, “Shake it, don’t break it, it took your mama nine months to make it.” I actually heard it from Prince Aremo Oniru. Even Baddo (Olamide) had played about it saying, “Baba if you no use this line I go use am o” but I said I go use am.”

Speaking on his relationship with another Yoruba-lingo rapper, Reminisce, he described the rapper as an artiste he likes for his zeal and hustle.

“Reminisce bad boy o cover mi. Reminisce will be going on tour with me, Timaya will be on the tour, Olu Maintain,” he said.

The pop star Dbanj hosted members of the media in Ikeja, Lagos to a private screening of his soon-to-be-released visual EP An Epic Journey.



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