Daddy Owen off the hook in ‘Mbona’ royalties scandal
By JOSEPHINE MOSONGO
Music Copyright Society of Kenya documents with details of payments made to Mbona singer Denno have surfaced after he denied having received any royalties from the 2012 collaboration with fellow gospel artiste Daddy Owen.
The documents show that several radio and television stations made payments to the artiste. The singer, who was interviewed by Kiss 100’s breakfast show, said he never received any money from Owen.
Daddy Owen now says that the documents are proof that the truth always comes out in the end and that “people should not use his name falsely.”
Scandal erupted after singer Bahati took to Facebook and claimed that Denno, who is visually impaired, needs financial assistance and alleged that the singer never received his dues.
In the radio interview, Denno denied receiving any cash. Many have come out to criticise Bahati and Denno for what they say is “propagating lies.”