- DJ Maphorisa has taken to social media to claim that the current wave of music piracy in Mzansi has not affected him
- The Phoyisa hitmaker has tweeted that piracy is "out of fashion" and he is "doing alright"
- The Recording Industry of SA has revealed that a recent research shows that piracy has increased while people are under lockdown
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DJ Maphorisa's smash songs are some of the most played and downloaded music ever since the country went into lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Phoyisa hitmaker has taken to social media to claim that music piracy has not affected him after research showed that piracy has multiplied while people are in quarantine.
The Recording Industry of SA (Risa) has revealed the ten most illegally downloaded songs since the lockdown began in Mzansi.
The list includes Love Letter by Blaq Diamond, Tender Love by Sha Sha featuring Phori, DJ Zinhle's Umlilo and eMcimbini by Kabza de Small.
The DJ produced most of the illegally downloaded songs on the list but he still maintained that piracy was "out of fashion".
"Piracy is out of fashion we don't use CDs and DVDs anymore, we stream. I don't know what you're talking about."
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Social media users have questioned whether the star understands what piracy means.
"Do you know what is meant by piracy?"
"Mara Phori bro you should have consulted before you tweeted that."
"It's selfish of you to say that in a country where the majority of its people are busy with illegal streaming and download, and you say it's okay cause you no longer using CDs and DVDs. How are you going to compete internationally, what about other artist who want their streams to grow on legal digital platforms?"
"Does CDs and DVDs fall under online music?"
Phori reiterated that he was doing fine even though piracy has increased during this time.
"Please don't put my name there, I am doing alright. Ok, elaborate piracy for me ke eng ka 2020 (what's that in 2020?"
Maphorisa and Kabza de Small are known for giving their music out as free downloads to their fans.
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