Early this week, Music Producer Mark Okraku-Mantey threatened to sue rapper Sarkodie for sampling Daasebre Dyamena’s song Kokooko which he produced without his permission.
On December 25 last year during his RapperHolic concert at the Accra International Conference Center, the rapper debuted a tribute song to the late musician featuring Akwaboah. Days later, he released the song on Youtube and SoundCloud.
Okraku-Mantey didn’t take kindly the tribute been done without his permission and threaten to sue. Sarkodie and his team haven’t officially responded to the threat.
On Thursday evening on South African radio station KAYA FM, host of Life With Kojo Baffoe, Kojo Baffoe was joined by music producers Amu & Mpho. The guests shared their knowledge of whether sampling is legal, how to get a sample cleared and a lot more.
Read our earlier reports about the issue below.
Music Producer Mark Okraku Mantey has explained the reasons behind his threat to sue rapper Sarkodie for sampling Daasebre Dyamena’s song Kokooko which he produced.
Okraku-Mantey says he wants to seek redress in court to get the right thing done and not as a result of jealousy as some people believe.