With over 2.5 million views on YouTube and being every club’s banger, the newly released song Figa by Ethic was pulled down from YouTube on Friday, in what is alleged to be copyright issues.
Ethic is the pride of the new type of musical wave that has hit Kenya by storm after the release of Lamba Lolo a year ago. The song ‘Figa’ was a different feel from the others. From their dress code to even the quality of the video after they got the opportunity to be signed by AI records that was bought by Universal Music Group in 2018.
This came as sad news to most Kenyans who are Ethic fans and here is what they had to say.
Ethic Entertainment’s Hit Song ‘Figa’ deleted From YouTube. GAI ?
I was shocked when I found out at first. But on realizing it was because of copyright infringement nimecheka tu ?
Songs Beat was produced by spinnin’ Records Cono by Puri x Jhorrmountain x Adje
— ????? ????? ™ (@iamlegitdaily) August 16, 2019
May be the producer should be blamed for the hideous act, don’t you think?
Kwani Eth*c waliambiwa hiyo beat ni open source kama riddim?
— ❤️ x 3000 (@nmordecainu) August 16, 2019
Blame the producer, Lyrics ni firee???Ethic are talented bro.
— HEFE?? (@RealCyril4) August 16, 2019
Sasa roho chafu walikua wamengoja scandal itokee ndio wapate reason ya kuhate
— Dintoh (@mmutuma3) August 16, 2019
Shida si yao ni ya producer @motif
Na venye nilikua nimeaza ku mrank kumbe ni bure tu
— Kijana wenu ? (@alanto254) August 17, 2019
wangetoa pesa za beats wapi na MCSK waliiba pesa zao?????????Achaneni na Ethic?
— KOT NINJA ? (@KOTNINJA) August 16, 2019
motif used the beat bila permission. Katy Perry and her producing partners have to pay up in a copyright infringement case over her 2013 song “Dark Horse.”
A federal jury in Los Angeles on Thursday decided that the group must pay nearly $2.8 million in damages to Flame. mchanuke
— Edwardkimanzi Esq (@triggerkimanzi) August 16, 2019
Could this be a habit done by their producer?
motif always copies beats even ipepete beats are copied from the patoranking song …
— sammie (@sammie_wiz) August 16, 2019
Below is the song purported to have been copyrighted.