Svelte songstress, Seyi Shay was recently slammed over using the lyrics of veteran musician, Bisade Ologunde, aka Lagbaja’s song, Konko Below, in her recent track, Ko Ma Roll, featuring a Tanzanian artiste, Harmonize.
Debunking claims that her action might result into a legal tussle, Seyi Shay said she got permission from the ‘Africano’ singer.
“I am very aware that a part of my song, Ko Ma Roll, sounds like Lagbaja’s Konko Below. I decided to use the words, konko below, because they are catchy. I don’t think Lagbaja will accuse me of intellectual theft because we did the right thing. I explained to him and his team before I released the song.”
“If people are accusing me of using Lagbaja’s lyrics, it is great because that is what I did. It was strategic and there was a reason for it. Lagbaja is like a father, as he has been in the industry for many years. I consider it an honour to be given permission to use a part of his song.
“I have never met Lagbaja but I love his music. Whenever I meet him, I will try to see his real face, she told Punch.