A young up-and-coming Nigerian musician, BadBoy JP, has accused his music idol, Wizkid, of stealing his song after it was sent to the megastar for collaborations.
Badboy said the track, which he recorded with his former producer, Northboi, has now been reworked by Wizkid and Nigerian rave of the moment, Teniola, without his approval.
Expressing his displeasure at the 'betrayal' by one of those he holds in high esteem, Badboy wrote on his Instagram page:
“Pls people one of my favorite music idol @wizkidayo & the talented @tenientertainer are about to release a song that I cracked my head & put in massive work in the studio to creatively compose with my then producer @northboitheoracle who was hired and paid fully by my label @ubrecordsltd as our in house producer.
“This song in question is one of the many songs that our then in house producer @northboitheoracleproduced for me and yet he went contrary to his agreement with my label to send both the beat and my vocals to @wizkidayo which inspired our superstar to collaborate with @tenientertainer and is even about to drop the song, which I plan to release after my next single featuring Wande Coal which is about to drop next week 😢😢😢😢.
“Pls I know @wizkidayo is a giant with millions of fans, but pls I need everyone to help me beg @northboitheoracle @wizkidayo & @tenientertainernot to go ahead and do me wrong like this, @wizkidayo has given us so many hits in the past and so I believe he can still creatively think up a song & beat he can own 100%. As you all can see I am coming out less than 24hrs after he dropped the snippet on his live story without waiting for him to drop the full song so that his fans won’t accuse me of being the one that copied our LEGEND. 🙏🏽🙏🏽”
With many tagging him as a fellow who is seeking fame and just using Wizkid's name to achieve his aim, the young man has provided evidence of his recording and that of Wizkid.
Star Boy is yet to respond to the accusation and might go ahead to release the song. We will keep an eye on this one.