Harmonize Draws Mixed Reactions After Using Kenyan Phrase In New Song

Tanzanian singer Harmonize has fired back to the local trending lists yet again following his latest release dubbed “Hainishtui”.

Kibera based rapper Stivo Simple Boy was recently on social media to accuse the singer of copyright infringement after he used the phrase “inauma but itabidi uzoe” which he made popular.

In an Instagram post, Stivo Simple Boy, whose career got a boost after becoming an internet sensation last year while on Chipukeezy’s TV Show, told fans that his management is looking into the matter and might file a complaint.

“Mafans wananipigia simu wananitumia message ati ngoma yetu inauma but itabidi uzoe imeibwa na harmonize,pia Byzzo anapigiwa,”he said.

“Mimi Pia napigiwa na kutumiwa message na fans ati Harmonize ameiba ngoma yetu inauma but itabii uzoe na sisi toka tu upload hii ngoma hakuna mtu ameshai tuomba ruhusa atumie hii ngoma tumeongea na management kama communication yoyote imefanyika wakasema hakuna though wanaendelea kuchunguza sisi vile tuko hapa hatujui anything na hakuna mtu alituomba ruhusa.”

In the song, Harmonize sings about how many hoped he’d fail after parting ways with Diamond Platnumz last year.

It’s the second time in less than three months Harmonize has been on the spot for “stealing” from Kenyan music.

Producer Magix Enga accused the Tanzanian singer of stealing ‘Uno’. According to the Kenyan producer, Harmonize used a beat he created for the famous club banger, ‘Dundaing’ where he featured King Kaka and Kristoff without his consent.

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