- An artist identified as Wisekid had earlier taken to social media to show off the streaming numbers for his 'Lasgidi Made' album
- The album, which is another name for Wizkid's Made in Lagos, has songs with the same titles as Wizkid's MIL
- This caught the attention of several Nigerians on social media who have since reacted to the gist
- According to some Twitter users, Wisekid has been making N30 million monthly since October 2020 by copying Wizkid's music on Apple Music and Amazon
A Nigerian musician identified as Wisekid has caused mixed reactions on social media following a new discovery about his music and how it has been receiving major streaming because of Wizkid.
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Real name Hosea Yohanna, Wisekid's tracklist of the replica album dubbed Lasgidi Made - which is another way of calling Wizkid's 'Made in Lagos' - can be seen to be identical to Wiz’s album, thereby hoodwinking unsuspecting music lovers.
The album which has gone on to amass a total of 9.3 million streams was brought to the notice of the public when he posted a screenshot of the streaming numbers which he has since deleted.
Apparently, Wisekid's replica album earns him traffic from Wizkid's MIL whenever the album is played.
Twitter user, Chemical Brother shared screenshots and stated that even after listening to Wizkid for over 26 hours, Apple Music distributed the traffic to both Wizkid and Wisekid.
According to him, Wisekid has been getting over N30 million monthly since October 2020.
The gist which has since gone viral has caused mixed reactions on social media.
Below are some comments:
"Just imagine the amount of streams this Wisekid ripped Wizkid off and still yet Starboy still topping. Starboy is inevitable, you can’t beat him at all."
"Wisekid go don dey perform 'Lasgidi Made' for him hood. Dey form hood Starbwoy. If you check lungu well, you go see say him don even get small FC for streets. Only thing wey remain Na for him babe to swear affidavit change name to Jayda, and name their pikin Sion."
"Wisekid uplaoded Made In Lagos album with rearranged tracklist and another title to deceive streaming platforms algorithms. The crimes committed by Wisekid Fraud, Copyright infringement, Impersonation."
"How Wizkid still maintain No 1 position on Apple music despite the whole wisekid matter is still scary."
"Report Wisekid for fraud on Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify and other streaming platforms! He is stealing N30 million from Wizkid by fraudulently copying his songs and albums!"
"Lol if you search Wizkid all songs on Spotify, you’d see different WizKid accounts, it’s not just this wisekid, them plenty."
"If Made in Lagos by Wizkid doesn't win grammy next year, Wisekid get ready for FC."
"Nothing pains a genuine fan like make your streaming no count..Wisekid suppose go jail."
"People saying Wizkid should sue wisekid are bunch of dafts uno. His songs aren't replicas of Wizkid's, his tracks share same name with MIL but its different content. In the eyes of the law he's too smart & extremely lucky. His plight is same to burna boy's Ye and Kanye's album Ye."
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Meanwhile, Wisekid has come out to deny the allegations against him. In a series of post, he denied the accusations and claimed a company, Freeme Digital has been the one distributing all his songs.
In his words:
"I don’t know who do that oo.I just access my apple artist name I saw streams I just wanted to get people check me out nothing more oo. Freeme digital been the one distribute all my songs. Pls I don’t want wahala oo .. I’m just an upcoming artist I know nothing about this and please am not the one distributing wizkid album on apply music. I have my company that distributes my music for me so I know nothing about this news spreading all over the internet. Thank u."
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In other news, quite a number of Nigerians have reacted to the wins of Burna Boy and Wizkid at the Grammys and the latest to do so is a popular media personality, Emma Ugolee.
Ugolee penned a lengthy epistle on his Instagram page in which he highlighted the journey of some Nigerian music stars as it regards the Grammys.
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