An unknown Nigerian singer, simply identified as Wisekid has been busted and called out on social media after it was revealed that he cloned Wizkid’s songs and was making 30 million Naira monthly from the resulting streams.
Real name Hosea Yohanna, Wisekid’s tracklist of the replica album is called Lasgidi Made, which is another way of calling Wizkid’s ‘Made in Lagos’ – can be seen to be identical to Wiz’s album, thereby hoodwinking unsuspecting music lovers.
The album, which has gone on to a total of 9.3 million streams was brought to the notice of the public when he posted a screenshot of the streaming numbers which he has since deleted.
Wisekid, who is impersonating Nigerian superstar, Wizkid has been earning huge amount of money from copying Wizkid’s music in Apple music and Amazon.
AfricaFactZone, that first shared the news on Twitter about the artist, wrote:
According to AfricaFactszone:
“An Artist named Wisekid has been making N30 million monthly since October 2020 by copying Wizkid’s music on Apple Music & Amazon.
He released an album and named it Lasgidi Made, then copied the names of Wizkid’s songs & albums. Now he is getting a huge chunk of Wizkid’s streams.”