Kenyan record producer Magix Enga has taken issue with Bongo star Harmonize for allegedly using his beats on the song dubbed ‘Uno’.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Magix gave Harmonize a one-week ultimatum to pull down the song or face unspecified consequences.
“Like nothing happened @harmonize_tz Gat some free beats for you bro… I’m giving you 1 week take down the song otherwise… Natoa mwenye let me put it in Swahili so that you can understand what I’m trying to say,” he wrote.
Magix noted that it took him one day to come up with the ‘stolen’ beat and insisted that he is not letting Harmonize off the hook.
“It took me a day to come up with the Vibe G you get. #BeatKing254 ? This s** has happened before but this time things will be different… I’m not going to allow that to happen not in 254,” he added.
According to Magix, Harmonize stole the beat off the hit track ‘Dundaing’ in which the producer featured King Kaka and Kristoff.
Enga also shared a video of him singing along to the ‘Uno’ beats but with ‘Dundaing’ lyrics.
“Harmonize nakuona sana bro. Dundaing Refix King Kaka, Kristoffmwb. 4million views on YouTube,” he wrote.
But fans of Harmonize counter-accused Enga of stealing the Dundaing beats from Nigerian hip-hop artist Olamide.
“You also got the beats from Olamide ‘Motigbana’ and no one criticized you. Calm down bro everyone is trying to have their fair share of this cake, ” wrote Kid Idris.
Another fan, @stunphotography, said: “Nothing similar hapo..wivu tu juu audio imegonga 1.5M less than two weeks. Plus, A-list producers/artists sample other’s music-hii yako ya ligi small sasa? Relax and bring something new…Ndundaing ilichapa.”
Check out the two songs below and judge for yourself.