Singer Matonya is accusing Diamond Platnumz for allegedly stealing his work. Barely a week after Diamond released his new song ‘Zilipendwa’, the singer has already attracted some unexpected attention after singer Matonya came out guns blazing claiming that Zari Hassan’s husband copied his song which has the same title.
The song by Matonya was released in 2012.
The singer took to Instagram to request the Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa (BASATA), an association in charge of music copyrights in Tanzania, to address the issue and fine Diamond.
“Nduguzangu wasafi / Nawapongeza sana kwa kazi mzuri mnazo zifanya / Nilifurahi Sana mlichokifanya kwa saida karoli dadaetu/ mlimuita mkamshirikisha akawapa Baraka zake/ kwangu mlishindwa nini? Sina shida Ya Pesa nina shida Ya heshima cose najua dunia ni mapito/ kama mimi naibiwa haki yangu vipi wasanii wachanga? Basata mkowapi? Wadau Wa muziki mkowapi? Usipo ziba ufa tajenga kuta!! Khaaa tena Bila woga lakini haki itafata mkondo wake,” Matonya wrote on Instagram
You can compare the two music videos below: