Harmonize taken to court for stealing song
Tanzanian Musician Harmonize has been taken to court by fellow musician Dully Skyes over copyright issues.
The musician said that Harmonize used part of his song Bongo Fleva without his consent and has refused to pay him.
Dully says that he needs justice to be done but the court ordered them not to talk about anything considering the case.
“Hata kwa mungu kuna haki, ata kwa Mungu tunamuabudu Mungu lakini kwa Mungu kuna sheria na haki. Haturuhusiwi kuongea chochote kuhusu kiasi cha fedha ambayo anafaa kutoa,” said the artist.
The musician claimed that Harmonize is being paid for the song while he is not getting anything to compensate for copying his words.
“Wao wanapata hela alafu watoto wangu watapata nini wafee badae kwa umaskini ama mimi nibaki kuwa maskini hivi hivi hata nyumba sina,” he added.
Harmonize was once accused by Tanzanian musician Mr. Nice of using his beats for his song without seeking permission.
“Harmonize has sampled my beats without my approval. It hurts. It’s like when you got this child you love in the family then he/she goes ahead to still from you,” said Mr Nice.
Kenyan Artist Stivo Simple Boy also accused him for using a line from his song ‘Inauma’ without getting consent from them.
“Hata mimi nimeshinda kupigiwa simu natumiwa matexts mafans wanasema ngoma yetu ya ‘inauma but itabidi uzoee’ imeibwa na Harmonize bana. Na kutoka si tu upload hiyo ngoma hakuna mtu yeyote amewahi tuomba ruhusa kutumia hiyo ngoma,” said Stivo Simple Boy.
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