- Kenyan artist Mbekki Mswahili has accused Harmonize and Tundaman of stealing his song “Baddie”.
- Mbekki has revealed that should Tundaman set foot in Kenya he will be in for it.
- Mbekki’s song was released in June, 2021 and features Ssaru whereas Harmonize and Tundaman’s “Badman” was released in May, 2022.
Kenyan artist Mbekki Mswahili is accusing his Tanzanian counterpart Harmonize and Tundaman of stealing his song dubbed “Baddie”.
According to Mbekki, Harmonize and Tundaman lifted his idea of ‘Baddie’ in every aspect from the beat, singing, production, mixing and the chorus.
“Lakini hiyo wachukue kwa mtu wacopy kuanzia aina ya biti, kuanzia uimbaji, kuanzia aina ya mziki, kuanzia mixing ya ngoma mpaka chorus mpaka venye ngoma inaimbwa sasa hiyo ni zaidi ya kucopy hiyo ni wizi sasa, so anyway of course waliiba hiyo ni ukweli ukienda left ama right waliiba unaona waliiba idea yangu ya ngoma idea ya production mpaka idea ya ngoma” he asserted.
Mbekki further affirmed that should Tundaman set foot in Kenya he will be in for it.
He added that he will be waiting for Tundaman right at the airport to unleash his wrath.
“Na nilikuwa nasema kitu kimoja hivi siku huyu mwamba Tundaman akiingia hapa Kenya maze mi niko na yeye bro, bro mi niko na yeye bro popote kule aliko akiwa sijui ako wapi ako Tz ako wapi ajue kwamba the moment ako akiingia tu Nairobi hivi mwamba mi namsubiri na airport…niende jela aende mochari” he explained partly.
The development has since elicited mixed reactions online.
We sampled a few of them below.
“Ukiangalia views za Harmonize na uangalie zake utadhani yeye ndio amecopy wimbo”
“Kumbe ni baddie sio badman”
“Justice for Mbekki”
“Tangu last year leo ndio ameona aseme”
“Uimbe ingine wakiiba tutakusaidia kuandamana”
Mbekki’s song was released in June, 2021 and features gengetone rapper, Ssaru and has amassed a paltry 12k views on You Tube and still counting.
On the other hand, Harmonize and Tundaman’s ‘Badman’ was released in May, 2022 and has garnered 3.7million views and still counting.