By: brightwebtv/nana asare barimah
Ghanaian UK based reggae Artist, born Karell Kirk-Patrick Wisdom, with stage name Jah Wizdom has recounted how a South African singer,Master KG sampled his reggae song he recorded some years back, in the United Kingdom, (UK), which allegedly, the artist used the same title “Jerusalema” (Jerusalem) and some keys without seeking permission on that.
The popular South African rhythmic “Jerusalema” song, which used to be sang even at church services, considered by some group of people as a gospel song has been tagged of copyright abuse.
Explaining how some musicians intentionally copy someone’s artistic work without consultation, he said, it is a bad practice which some of us are all guilty of that.
Recounting how a South African musician, Master KG, sampled his Jerusalem reggae song in an interview on Kumasi based OTEC fm, he said, it is like, all of us are guilty, we sometimes do same but it is a bad habit.
According to the “Yabre agu” hit maker, in an interview with Collins Agyemang, (Collins T) on OTEC FM’s entertainment show, ANOKYEKROM, mornited by brightwebtv.com.gh, he disclosed that, most of the musicians intentionally sample some parts of other artistes’ work without seeking their consent which has landed most of these artist in court, but as for him, he just allowed it like that.
“I have a reggae song, titled Jerusalem in Amazon, which I recorded way back in the UK, you can go and listen to my Jerusalem reggae song, and check the keys, then you will understand what I am telling you, but as for me, I just overlooked”, he told the host.
He however added that, “God has a way of blessing people through others, so sometimes you have to tap the knowledge of a great man to also succeed”, he laughed….
Source: brightwebtv/nana asare barimah