Entertainment of 2014-06-26

Yaa Pono clears the air on music theft issue

Yaa Pono’s management has released a statement to deny that he unlawfully claimed rights to a song owned by rock band Dark Suburb. The song titled ‘I dey feel you die’ was performed by Yaa Pono on the BBC’s Global Beats program to the displeasure of the owners.

The move was in response to a statement by Suburban Records Tuesday, accusing Pono of claiming ownership of the song.

“We would like the general public to know Yaa Pono does not own “I Dey Feel You Die” as he claimed in his interview with BBC’s Rita Ray. “I Dey Feel You Die” was penned by Syn, the lead vocalist of Faint Medal and was produced by Kilo, and featured Yaa Pono,” Suburban stated.

Yaa Pono’s management’s has set the records straight and absolved the artiste of any wrong doing. According to the statement the artiste has not claimed ownership of the song but performed it upon the request of the BBC’s DJ Rita Ray.

“Further to the press release distributed yesterday by Suburban Records, the Management of Yaa Pono seeks to clarify the matter in relation to his position in order to avoid further confusion. Invited to appear on the BBC’s “Global Beats” program Pono performed “I Dey Feel You Die” as a personal request from BBC’s DJ Rita Ray, who loves the musicality, and sentiment of the song. At no point during his interview with Rita did Pono claim the song. He also discussed his fans’ reaction to his song “Moasem.”

Source: citifmonline.com
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