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Urban artist, Gwamba, dismisses plagiarism claims

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Malawian urban music maestro, Gwamba, has dismissed claims made by an artist called Zago that a song he released titled “Mama” is not his.

The development follows a Facebook post by Zago username Zago Sinyeka, alerting fans that Gwamba stole the song, which is on his yet to be released album.

The song ‘Mama’, which features Blaze, was released last Thursday by the artist.

Zago told Capital FM that many aspects in Gwamba’s song are very similar to his yet to be released single.

“My argument is that Gwamba’s song has a catchphrase, chorus and concept which are very similar to my song. The only alterations he did are on the verses of the song. Therefore, my question is, how can this be?” said Zago

In response, Gwamba revealed to Capital FM that his song is inspired by true events.

He said “I do not have a relationship with Zago, whatsoever. Furthermore, what I sang in the song is literally true. You should also know that in this day and age anyone can make any claim on Facebook. Suffice to say that his allegations will not have an impact on my career.”  

After their successful “Double Album Launch” in Lilongwe, Gwamba and Nesnes are expected to re-launch their albums in Blantyre, on October 18 at Robin’s Park.

Supporting artists at the event will be Lilongwe-based singer and guitarist Lulu, Dancehall artist, Blakjak, Hip-hop favourites the Daredevilz, singers Bucci and Young Luv, Dancehall singer King Chambiecco, Hip-hop artists Martse and Mwanache, as well as Malinga Mafia.

Gwamba, born Duncan Zgambo, is a rapper signed to Prime Time Media. He is well-known for his musical style, a delivery of hip-hop lyrics in vernacular Chichewa. A native of Rumphi, northern Malawi, he derived his stage name from tribal language Tumbuka, which means ‘Someone Who Gives’.

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