Monday, August 22, 2011

Steph-Nora Okere Claims P-Square Stole Her Song

So the story making the rounds now is the claims by Nollywood actress, Steph Nora Okere, that the Okoye men stole materials from one of the tracks in her yet-to-be released debut album. Yeah, she's going into music too.

Steph claims that several months ago, she sampled the opinion of Jude Okoye, the elder brother, producer and manager of Peter and Paul, on one of her songs titled 'Jeje', only for her to find a sample of it in P-Square's new album, The Invasion. Here's what she told the press:
“I sent the song over to Jude via email and he listened to it. The next day I called him for his opinion and he said exactly these words ‘Stephnora the song is good but don’t release it like that because it doesn’t meet the standard of the Nigerian market’. I asked him what should be done and he suggested that I return to the studios and brush it up.

“As a brother and colleague, I took his advice and went back to the studio with my producer, Jiff. I also consulted with my manager, and we agreed to improve on the work ahead of the album launch, which I planned for this December. I finally completed the song in May/ June. But to my consternation, two weeks ago my personal assistant called my attention to P Square’s new album, which included a track entitled Jeje.

“What they did was to remix the chorus of my version to a danceable track. That was not all; they also gave their version the same title, Jeje and featured Waje.”

She's threatening to go to court. The Okoye brothers aren't saying anything at the moment.
Well for me i never thought Nora could write a song...This *ish* really getting rampant.Can this be true?

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