The internet is currently buzzing over Davido‘s new single ‘Gobe‘ which he officially released yesterday February, 25, 2013 but that’s not all that causing him to trend on social network Twitter.
Hours after the release, another version quite similar to the pop star’s surfaced online so NET began snooping around and asking questions – apparently the same song also titled ‘Gobe‘ was released a year ago by an upcoming singer-producer named Password.
Password (who gained little buzz after featuring on Darey’s ‘Style na style’ remix) had made online release for the same song in July 2011 but it seemed not to have garnered any buzz back then. Sources tell us Password who produced and wrote the first version of ‘Gobe’ allegedly sold the song to Davido for a sum of money possibly up to N500,000.
‘Dude sold the song to Davido. He produced and wrote it, all of a sudden they are saying Shizzi produced it‘, a studio rat and close friend to Password told NET in anonymity.
NET could not immediately confirm this story.
It isn’t a big deal or something new though; song writers sell music pieces all the time. Most times, producers, music composers and songwriters record original compositions and trade their songs to bigger artistes.
Examples are in the hundreds – US acts Ne-Yo, The Dream, Frank Ocean, Stacy Barthe, Keri Hilson are all credited to have written some of the biggest songs of the past decade. And on the home front we have former Cobhams Asuquo protege Omolara (who wrote Chidinma‘s ‘Kedike‘ and Praiz‘ ‘Rich and famous) OJB Jezreel (who wrote 2face’s 2004 hit ‘Right here’) to mention a few.
What however makes ‘Gobe’ peculiar is that it had been previously released as an official single.
Both parties have not been responsive to queries over the matter but after numerous comments were made on music blogs and social networks Twitter and Facebook about the stunning similarities between the songs, Davido and Password are now very vocal on Twitter about the matter.
‘They noticed people had found out, it’s like Password didn’t tell Davido that he had released the song before he sold it‘.
Davido was smart enough play along. This afternoon, he tweeted; Big ups 2 @iamshizzi and @iam_password for such a great combination of work for GOBE! More stuff 2 come HKN!
Password was also very co-operative as he also tweeted in support; The song Gobe was officially replaced by @iam_davido hu co-wrote on d new version and I @iam-password is very happy and satisfied.
HKN in-house producer also tweeted; Follow my gud friend @iam_password and thanx to him and d inspiration we all put into gobe! Cc”@iam_Davido.
Listen to both songs and tell us what you think…Davido – Gobe
Password – Gobe