The duo of P-square brothers, Peter and Paul Okoye, are in fresh trouble after a fast-rising act in Ghana accused them of stealing his songs and remaking it into their new song dubbed “Bank Alert” (watch here).
Speaking from Ghana in an e-mail sent to Somtoo Okoye blog, C Jay said P-square hijacked his song named “Rokoto” to birth their newest hit.
“Stealing in a professional way, P-Square new tune “bank Alert” is a sample of my tune titled “Rokoto.”
“I released Rokoto early this year; the tune went viral on social media, Facebook, Twitter, and the rest. I posted the link on P-Square wall on facebook, months later I got a tag from a female music here in Ghana, she updated on Facebook that P square’s new tune (“Bank Alert” sounds like Cjay Rokoto”).
“This is where I came in the story, I quickly downloaded their tune to listen and it was very bad that they sampled almost everything in my Rokoto tune. From the bass line, the rhythm, the progression the grove and even took the first line of ma first verse (today na today ooo) from ma tune “Rokoto”.
“I respect P square a lot; I learn from them, never thought they could do this to a poor boy like me who has struggled for more than ten years been underground. I wish ma voice will reach as far as it can, so everyone will know I’m disappointed in them.
“Bank Alert is a nice song, I don’t doubt it, but they don’t have to do this to me as a whole, no disrespect, P SQUARE SAMPLE MY SONG ROKOTO, N AM DISAPPOINTED IN THEM”