Ragga artiste Dufla accused of copyright infringement in new hit – VIDEO
A Tanzanian artist has accused Kenya’s dancehall sensation Dufla Diligon of copyright infringement.
Dufla, famed for his Tempo hit, released his latest song Bingirisha two weeks ago and it has already attracted controversy after Tanzanian dancehall musician, Dj Davizo, claimed the concept of the video was copied from his Napenda Dancehall hit.
Tanzanian artist released his hit on September 1, while Dufla’s Bingirisha video was uploaded on YouTube on October 12.
Through an email from a Tanzanian TV presenter called Haazu Kajiro, Dj Davizo claims that Dufla, together with his director Young Wallace, copy-pasted everything from his video, including the costumes, dancing styles, video editing styles, video background, selection of models, as well as the inclusion of a Maasai in the video.
He now intends to sue Dufla for copyright infringement.
But according to Refigah, chief executive of Grandpa Records, the recording label that produced Dufla’s song, the claims are baseless.
“I was forced to analyze the two videos after receiving calls from Tanzanian bloggers. And honestly I don’t see any similarities, apart from the white screen, which is a common thing at the moment,” he said.
In his analysis, Dj Davizo’s video has only four dancers compared to 16 appearing on Dufla’s song.
Also, the “editing styles are quite different from theirs where every scene changes with a different colour,” he explained.
According to Refigah, the video was recorded seven months ago, making it impossible for them to borrow any idea from the Tanzanian musician.
“DJ Davizo is just an upcoming artiste who wants to get mileage after noticing that the song is doing well in Tanzania,” he concludes.
Watch the two two videos and be the judge.
Dufla’s Bingirisha video:
Dj Davizo’ Napenda Dancehall video: