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2baba Stole My Song, “Amaka” – Singer, Yoko B Cries Out


2baba has been accused of stealing his most recent record titled Amakaby an up-and-coming artiste named Analike Okezie aka Yoko B).

2baba released the said song towards the tail end of last month, June 2018 and he featured DMW singer, Peruzzi on it. The song is about a certain Amaka who disappointed him after promising him that she would come to his house and caused him to make plans, only for the girl to fail to turn up.

Meanwhile, in Yoko B’s version, the singer also sang about how Amaka broke his heart after she claimed to love him. Asides the similarity in the theme of the songs, the beat of the two songs also sound similar.

In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Yoko B said, “Right now, I am fed up with some of the top artistes in this country. Once they are up there, they can never help you grow. They prefer to rip you off and frustrate your hustle. The new song, Amaka, by 2baba featuring Peruzzi is my concept. The song was produced by Richie, who also did the chorus of the song. Shortly after producing my song, Richie was employed by Larry Gaga and he left FESTAC Town for Lekki where he worked with 2baba. My songs were still on his computer at that point. I was shocked when I discovered that they had ‘stolen’ the title, concept and message of my song. I released my version about five months ago and I have been trying to promote it with the little resources I have. I was already negotiating with Avalon Okpe to direct the video when 2baba released his version. I feel bad that they cheated me because I am an up-and-coming artiste. I want the world to know what has been done to me.”

On whether he had made his grievances known to Richie personally, Yoko B said, “Yes, I complained to him but he didn’t say anything reasonable. He said anybody can come up with the title, Amaka. But I wonder why the concept and instrumental of the songs are so similar if something isn’t fishy. I am sure that somehow, 2baba must have heard the song. To cover their tracks, 2baba’s version was produced by another producer, Sperochbeatz, but they all work in the same studio.”

However, when Sunday Scoop contacted Richie, a person who claimed to be his manager answered the call and threatened our correspondent not to publish the story. He said, “The guy (Yoko B) is just looking for cheap fame. I am Richie’s manager and I know about the whole story. We really don’t have anything to say concerning the matter. He should go anywhere in the world concerning the issue. For your own good, I would advise you not to publish the story. I don’t know if Yoko B has the power to finish what he has started.”

When contacted, 2baba’s manager, Efe Omoregbe, stated that he was unaware of the allegation. He said, “This is the first time I’m hearing about that claim and I cannot comment on what I don’t know about.”


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  1. The song doesn’t sound alike at all.Yoko b’s own is udo Amaka 2baba’s own Is just amaka and the songs as different sounds and rythym.

  2. another black face in the making lmao. 2baba will always remain firm.

  3. His own version doesnt even sound alike….h guess h has gotten d cheap fame dah h always wanted…trust me if h continues dis way h myt neva blow….d guy hs even wack sef

  4. U can’t blow more than we reading dis cos we saw 2baba’s name been mentioned ..
    Cheap fame go kill u ,which kind Boi b dis who deceived u to do dis!!!

  5. Guy u don’t kill itself 2 baba no need reply y goat.

  6. This yoko B is a big fool.songs don’t sound alike at all .lyrics way different too .he needs a doctor

  7. This guy is foolish. Just made me waste 6.Something MB to download his own. They sound so different. If it’s the title you’re fighting for, shey Kiss Daniel and Mayorkun have songs titled MAMA. Anybody complain? Guy, your accusations are so false. I advice you to apologise.

  8. Top artist and their nonsense…. Anyway shaa, this is Nigeria. The weak has no voice, the strong oppresses d weak…..na money every body dey fine

  9. I just streamed d song …and its wack as fuck..and its not in any way alike..uncle upgrade ur hustle

  10. With your wack song u dey yarn anyhow. Well u wanted us to hear your song… we don hear am

  11. Yoko B… Why all this.
    I’m regretting downloading your song.
    Your points are not working at all.

  12. There wasn’t any similarity in the two songs, different beat, lyrics, etc….Hmmmmmm…

  13. Yobo b my brother take heart

  14. Because of same title… Yoko B na dullard walahi

  15. You are just mad

  16. You’re just a cow, isnor only your song that was stolen your brain is also stolen. Anu mpam

  17. Shut up dat boi, wea u come from, use ur akanuchey

  18. who z dis so called yoko sef…. u better go find work ol

  19. who z dis so called yoko sef…. u better go find work oo


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