Why YouTube took down Tiwa Savage’s “One”

Why YouTube took down Tiwa Savage’s “One”

So yesterday we woke up to the news that YouTube has taken down Tiwa Savage’s latest single, “One” due to a copyright claim by a third party. Tiwa Savage released one in November 2018 and less than a month later, another artist, Danny Young called out Tiwa for stealing lyrics off some parts of his song, Oju Ti Ti Won.

Although people dismissed him because the lyrics he claimed “Ododun la ro rorogbo, ododun la ra osa, odd dun la ro awusa” are actual Yoruba proverbs but Danny said he added a few more words to it on his song and Tiwa lifted it exactly as he has done it. He also said he was ready to file a copyright case against Tiwa.

In an exclusive chat with Net.ng yesterday, Danny Young explained that he still respects Tiwa Savage and her craft but it is unfair for her to profit off what was his. He said; “This is not a social media battle, it is just about doing the right thing. When I heard her song last year, my lawyers reached out to her lawyers but they ignored us. They thought it was just one small boy talking. Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of respect for Tiwa Savage and I respect her craft as well, but you see, two brothers can have a case in court and still have a good relationship with each other.”

read the full interview HERE 

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