Zaaki Azzay Calls Out Mr Eazi & Sarkodie Over Copyright Infringement
Veteran Nigerian musician, Zaaki Azzay, called out Ghanaian rapper, Sakordie and Nigeria’s Mr Eazi for lifting and sampling the lyrics of his hit song “Marry Am” in their new song “Na You”. The song “Marry am” by Zaaki Azzay was released in 1996, while Sarkodie and Mr Eazi’s “Na You” was released on August 15, 2019.
Zaaaki Azzay took to his Instagram account to call out “Sarkodie and Mr Eazi” and also threatened to sanction them for copyrights infringement. He wrote:
Hello @Sarkodie & @MrEazi, this is to let you know that my song “Marry Am” has been lifted in your newly released single “Na You”. I released the monster hit way back in 1996, and i want to believe that you guys should know the consequences of copyright infringements.This is a massive violation of my musical copyright dues and the illegal exploitation of my intellectual property as i haven’t been contacted for permission/approval for the lyrics of my song to be used.It’s high time African Artistes wake up to know that copyrights violations/infringements is stealing&theft and hence a big crime.My next next line of actions will be made private for now…. THANK YOU!!!