Social media sensation Divine Diamond accuses Guru of theft
TVC E. Social media sensation Divine Diamond who is known for her viral video dubbed “Are You Aware?” has accused award-winning rapper Guru of stealing her intellectual property.
Guru, on September 26 released a song with the same title and rhythm featuring Benji.
On seeing the song, Devine went on Accra-based Pluzz FM to level allegations against the rapper. According to Devine, the term “Are You Aware?” and the rhythm was her intellectual property so she demands compensation from Guru’s management.
However, in response to this allegation, Guru’s manager, Ray Moni, admitted that Divine owns the intellectual property and promised to settle the issue amicably.
Ray admitted saying “Yes, Guru took her song. Even though the original song has been in existence for some time now, we admit that she made it popular. Even if you listen to the song, you will realise that Guru gave her credit.”
He added that “I will contact her and even feature her in the song’s music video”.
The original song is titled “Yesu Ni Wangu” by South African children group Watoto Children’s Choir but has been reproduced in different versions over the years including the latest vulgar version by Divine Diamond.
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