An Artist named Wisekid has been making N30 million monthly since October 2020 by copying Wizkid‘s music on Apple Music & Amazon.
Wisekid with the real name Hosea Yohanna was alleged to have uploaded a replica of Wizkid’s Made in Lagos album on apple music, thereby diverting traffic to his music.
He released an album and named it Lasgidi Made, then copied the names of Wizkid’s songs on the ‘Made In Lagos’ album, which is now getting him a huge chunk of Wizkid’s streams.
Wisekid reportedly earns $73,170 (N30 million) monthly from copying Wizkid’s music according to African Facts.
This was brought to the notice of the public when fans shared screenshots of their Apple Music replay.
Wisekid claimed Freeme Digital has been the one distributing all his songs.
Reacting to the allegations Wisekid said: “Pls I don’t want wahala oo .. I’m just an upcoming artist I know nothing about this and please am not the one distributing wizkid album on apple music.
“I have my company that distributes my music for me so I know nothing about this news spreading all over the internet. Thank u.
“I don’t know who do that oo. I just access my apple artist name I saw streams I just wanted to get people check me out nothing more oo.
“I didn’t share wizkid streams oo. I don’t know who that oo” he added.
But Freeme Digital, in a statement denied, distributing his music.
It said: “It has come to our notice that an artiste by the name of “Wisekid” claims to distribute an album titled ‘Lasgidi Made’ with our organization.
“While it is true that he distributes some of his contents through our organisation, we will like to make it categorically clear that the said, ‘Lasgidi Made’ album was not distributed via our platform.
“We will be deleting the rest of Wisekid’s content on our platform and we have informed our legal team to immediately commence investigation on the issue and prosecute the matter to the full extent of the law.”
Wisekid went as far as copying Wizkid’s social media usernames. He used the handle, Wisekidaya on Instagram and Twitter.
He has deactivated his Twitter account and has just changed his Instagram handle to Ayaboyofficial.