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Ghanian Star Obrafour Slams Drake Others WIth Lawsuit

In December, it marked eight months since Ghanaian artist Obrafour initiated legal proceedings against Canadian rapper Drake for sampling the remix of his track ‘Oye Ohene.’

The song’s producer, Hammer, has now addressed the matter on JOY FM’s Showbiz A-Z with Kwame Dadzie.

During the discussion, Hammer responded to concerns raised by musician Mantse Aryeequaye, whose voice was featured in Drake’s sampled remix.

Aryeequaye argued that he should be included in the lawsuit due to the use of his voice.

Hammer clarified that everyone involved in the song’s production would benefit if the court ruled in favor of Obrafour.

“It is everybody on the song against Drake. Obrafour is only leading the conversation.

So I don’t know what the hullabaloo was about,” he stated.

Regarding the inclusion of all contributors in the lawsuit, Hammer explained that everyone involved in the song was mentioned in the suit, with Obrafour leading as the owner of the song.

He disclosed that Obrafour had a conversation with all parties, including Mantse, before proceeding with the legal action.

“We are mentioned in the docket. The publishing of the song has Tina, Tinny, Mantse, me, and Obrafour.

Obrafour is the one leading because it’s his song. He owns the copyright,” Hammer confirmed.

The controversy began when Mantse Aryeequaye claimed ownership of the phrase ‘Killer cut, blood’ from the 2003 remix of Obrafour’s ‘Oye Ohene,’ which Drake used in ‘Calling My Name.’

Mantse asserted his intellectual property rights in a series of tweets, criticizing the lawsuit pursued solely in Obrafour’s name.

Despite the ongoing legal dispute, Obrafour is seeking approximately $10 million in damages, among other claims.

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