Kenyan artist Krispar aka Ndovu Kuu suffered a severe blow after YouTube released his hit “Ndovu ni kuu” starring rapper Khaligraph Jones and Boutross.
The song, which had garnered over 3 million views, was deleted by an aspiring artist – Dexta Briyanka – on copyright charges.
Briyanka claimed that the song sampled one of his own jams.
“I didn’t mean to be rude my people. Khaligraph and Kispah sampled my beat of the song V8, yes, they didn’t create lessons, KU, they refused.
“Nimeitoa YouTube for violating my rights and also promoting violence at Kenyatta University. Hata mzazi halipi fairy juu wanasema hakuna masomo KU. Let’s meet in court if you have a problem, ”demanded the musician.
This is not the first time such an incident has occurred. In June, Genge artist Major Nameye Khadija, known for his stage name Mejja hit song Tabia-za-wakenya, was pulled down on similar allegations.
The song, which garnered over 1.6 million views, was also narrated by aspiring artist Bouja Bwuoy.
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