Fik Fameica Sets Record Straight on Claims of Plagiarising His Music
21 May 2021
[Photo: Fik Fameica Instagram]
Ugandan rapper Fik Fameica has defended himself against plagiarism claims, noting that he is always inspired by what his colleagues and predecessors have done, but never copies.
Fik has on several occasions been criticized by netizens who accused him of taking ideas from other artists and using them on his projects.
Speaking during a recent interview, Fik noted that YouTube does not accept plagiarized content, adding that if he’d used anyone else’s idea, then his song would not have been on the video sharing platform.
"There is nothing like copying, People who understand music know that there’s nothing like this. Doing a song, you just get inspired in mostly by the beats. Ugandans have no idea that you can listen to the beats that sound just the same. That is not copying because if that was the case, the songs wouldn’t even be uploaded on YouTube because of the copyright law," Fik Fameica said in an interview.
Some of Fik Fameica’s songs that have been criticized by fan include; 'Byenyenya' which sounds exactly like 'Fester Skank' by Lethal Bizzle and Diztortion, ‘Kutama' which is quite similar to ‘Thitima’ by Kaymo and Stigah and lastly ‘Muko’ which sounds like Wiz Kid's Joro hit.