Two American pop stars allegedly stole Phyno’s song claiming it as theirs (+VIDEOS)

  • Is it a coincidence that the duo released the same song with the same title when a Nigerian star had done it six months before?
Phyno’s ‘The Playmaker’ album. ‘I’m A Fan’ is listed as track 13.

As Nigerian songs are popping all over the world, it was only a matter of time before foreigners started to imitate our sound. But we didn’t expect it to be so blatantly done.

On Phyno‘s last album The Playmaker, he featured Mr Eazi and Decarlo on a song called ‘I’m A Fan’. With hits like ‘Fada Fada’ and ‘Pino Pino’, it is not one of the most popular tracks on the album but it’s not a bad song at all. It has a very nice wave that makes it soothing.

That album came out six months ago.

Fast forward to May 2016, American pop singer Pia Mia released a song with struggle R&B star Jeremih. The title? ‘I’m A Fan’.

It sounded like a coincidence so we decided to take a listen. Brothers and sisters, we never esperredit: it’s a glaring ripoff of Phyno’s song!

It’s 2017 and nothing is a secret – especially with Nigerians who practically know everything. It took only a few weeks before the General Pype version of Davido‘s ‘Gbagbe Oshi’ came out and fans were made to understand that it was bought and recorded by Davido. That’s fair.

But these two American stars are not connected to Phyno by any means (at least not that we know of as at now) and the song is not a cover. It’s an official single released by her record label.

Listen to Phyno’s version here

Listen to Mia’s version

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  1. Yap, when it looks like a copy and sound like a copy, its definitely a copy. Good news for Phyno who can just get a laywer and be sure of ripping them off in a legal manner of the income generated by their whole album. See Manu Dibango for help. He did that to Michael Jackson😂😂😂😂😂😂

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