Kenyan music producer Magix Enga made good on his threat to report Harmonize for alleged copyright infringement, with YouTube deleting the song, ‘Uno’, off the site this week.
After the song was pulled down, Magix took to social media to celebrate: “1 week imeisha and the song Uno is no longer on YouTube. Don’t sample Magix Enga beats. I repeat don’t! Like I said I’m not going to allow this to happen, not in 254.”
In a rejoinder, Harmonize, through his manager Mjerumani, acknowledged the ban saying YouTube was still reviewing the alleged copyright claim.
“Tumepata Taarifa kutoka Youtube kwamba mtu mmoja ambae inasemekana kutoka nchi jirani Kenya, ametuma barua pepe kudai umililiki wa wimbo wetu Pendwa #UNO. Aidha kwa taratibu zao YouTube ni lazima wauweka private wakati wakiendelea na taratibu za kudhihirisha madai hayo,” said Mjerumani in a statement.
The singer’s manager further urged fans to remain patient as they reach to the bottom of the allegations.
“Tunachukua Nafasi hii Kuwaomba Mashabiki wetu na wapenzi wa Harmonize,Kuwa Watulivu Wakati jambo hili linashughulikiwa. Aidha Tunaimani Wimbo wetu Utarudi baada ya muda sio mrefu. Tunawashukuru kwa sapoti yenu. Mungu Awabariki.Asanten sana,” she said.