Henry Orakwue, popularly known as Groovy and a former participant on Big Brother Naija (BBNaija), has leveled serious allegations of intellectual property theft against South African singer Tyla Laura Seethal.
Groovy, a reality star, singer, and sports pundit, took to his X page on Saturday to express his dissatisfaction, claiming that Tyla’s upcoming track, “Truth or Dare,” samples his song ‘On My Way’ without proper authorization.
In the contentious post, Groovy shared a snippet from his song ‘On My Way’ and accused Tyla’s team of failing to seek permission for the alleged sampling.
The BBNaija alum is adamant that his intellectual property rights were violated by the South African singer.
“Hi Tyla, your new song sounds so much like my song ‘On My Way.’ Your team didn’t clear with me on that,” Groovy stated on his X page, sparking a social media frenzy.
As of now, Tyla Laura Seethal has not responded to Groovy’s allegations, leaving fans and followers eagerly awaiting her side of the story.
Groovy gained prominence during his participation in the BBNaija Season 7 edition, titled ‘Level Up.’ Throughout the reality show, he drew attention for his relationship with Phyna, the eventual winner of the season.
Now, he finds himself at the center of a different kind of spotlight, calling out alleged intellectual property theft in the music industry.
Intellectual property disputes in the music world are not uncommon, with artists often seeking legal recourse to protect their creative works.
As this controversy unfolds, it remains to be seen how Tyla Laura Seethal will respond to the accusations and whether legal actions will be taken to address the alleged infringement.