- Vusi Nova has been accused of stealing his smash hit, ‘As’phelelanga’ from another artist
- The musician has fought back at the claims as the song is in public domain
- The South Africa Music Rights Organisation is investigating the authenticity of the track
Vusi Nova has had massive success with his latest single, ‘As’phelelanga’ but he has recently come under fire for supposedly stealing it from another artist.
Since hearing the claims, Vusi Nova has come out rubbish the rumours however, he has revealed that the song is in public domain.
Briefly.co.za learned that the song pays tribute to iconic musicians who have passed away, but fans were upset to find out than no maskandi artists had been mentioned.
Now Vusi has to deal with yet another upset caused around the track after Celazimnike Mtshali claimed that the song was his.
Celazimnike initially had no idea that Vusi had recorded the track, however, he claims to hold the rights to the song.
Nothando Migogo, the South African Music Rights Organization’s chief executive has stated that they will be investigating the matter.
According to the Sowetan, no royalties will be paid out until the matter has been resolved between both Vusi and Celazimnike.
TimesLIVE reports that Vusi refuses to acknowledge anybody as the rightful owner of the song as he and his friends used to sing it growing up.
The song is a well-known chant sung at funerals as well as soccer matches to honour people who are no longer with us, so as far as Vusi is concerned, the song is in public domain therefore he does not own it and neither does anyone else.
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