Could this be true?
A certain up-coming artiste, Zona Gee, whose real name is Mbamara Arinze, has accused DMW boss Davido of stealing the song, Assurance, from him after he sent it to him via messaging app, WhatsApp.
The artiste claimed, in a chat with Punch’s Sunday Scoop, that he wrote the romantic song (Assurance) for Davido and has not been given any accolades for his work.
“The difference was that I didn’t put the name, Chioma. I recorded the chorus and sent it to Davido on WhatsApp. We stopped chatting for a while after that only for me to realise that Davido had released the song. I was even happy that he took my song. I sent him a message when I heard the song but he did not reply. Subsequently, I was blocked. At that point, I felt used and I thought of a way to let the world know what happened. That’s why I posted the chat on Facebook. Right now, I am not even sure I spoke with the real Davido. I might have been defrauded.”
When he was asked about how he came in contact with Davido, he said:
“I went for a concert and I saw Davido and some people around him. I knew I couldn’t approach any of them there because of their security men. Later on, I was able to meet one of the guys I saw around Davido, and I asked him for Mayorkun’s phone number. He said I had to pay for it and I gave him N5,000. When I called the number he gave me, the person who answered the phone identified himself as Mayorkun’s manager. I told him I wanted to speak with Mayorkun and he handed the phone to someone who claimed to be Mayorkun. Since I didn’t see the person, I cannot verify if it was Mayorkun I spoke with but after speaking with the person for some time, he gave me Davido’s number.”
Here’s the chat he allegedly has with Davido
He went on to say that he knew Davido might not pick his call so he sent him a Whatsapp message.
”Some people have been saying that the mail I claimed I was given by Davido was a fake one. However, I was excited because I believed I was talking to Davido and I didn’t bother to make checks”
Zona Gee, however, said he is ready to apologize if it is proved that it was not Davido that he has been chatting with. Davido is yet to make any comment on the matter and it is yet to be seen if there is any truth in this accusation.