- Nigerian songwriter turned singer, Kay Jay, has opened up on how he wasn’t given royalties for his work
- He claimed to have written singer turned blogger, Tunde Ednut’s hit song, Catching Cold, and that he wasn’t paid a dime
- KayJay also claimed to write songs for Iyanya and KCee and also did not get paid
Nigerian songwriter, Kay Jay, recently decided to branch out to become a musician himself. He spoke in a recent interview on other celebs he had worked with in the past.
Speaking with HipTV, Kay Jay revealed that he worked with popular singer turned entertainment blogger, Tunde Ednut, and that he even helped to write his hit song, Catching Cold.
Catching Cold is one song that has been instrumental in the identification of Ednut as a musician and Kay Jay’s claims of writing it came as a surprise.
According to the songwriter, he was not paid for the song or given royalties. He, however, said he did not care about that even though it was the right thing to do.
In his words:
“I was doing this for passion and I didn’t get royalty and I don’t really care about royalty right now even though that’s the right thing to do but for me I was just doing it for passion.”
Speaking further in the interview, Kay Jay revealed that he also wrote the track called Iyanu a Shele for Iyanya and Psycho for KCee and he still wasn’t recognised as the writer or get paid for the song.
See the video of his interview below:
In other Nigerian music news, Legit.ng reported that Grammy nominated star, Burna Boy, denied claims that songwriters wrote any of his songs.
A social media influencer recently got people talking after he claimed that songwriters, Yonda and Peruzzi, wrote two of Burna boy’s singles, Dangote and Pull up.
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In a post which the man identified as @ObongRoviel shared on Twitter, he wrote:
"I bet you didn’t know Yonda wrote Dangote and Peruzzi wrote Pull up."