An up-and-coming artiste named Wisekid has allegedly made N30 million monthly since October 2020 by cloning Wizkid’s Made in Lagos album on Apple and Amazon.
Wisekid, with the real name Hosea Yohanna, released an album named Lasgidi Made but uploaded Wizkid’s Made In Lagos album with rearranged tracklist and another title to deceive streaming platforms’ algorithms.
According to African Facts, the alleged impersonator has raked in approximately N30million monthly from digital stores since he uploaded the cloned album in October 2020.
Reacting to allegations of fraud levelled against him, Wisekid said he did not stream Wizkid’s music and that Freeme Digital has been distributing his own songs.
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 has just changed his Instagram handle to @Ayaboyofficial from @wisekidaya, an imitation of Wizkid’s @wizkidayo.
He was still tweeting as @wisekidaya as of the time of filing this report on Wednesday morning.