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Five Nigerian Hit Tracks That Sound Similar Beat-Wise

1. Ebaeno and Jantamanta
Ebaeno was sung by members of the Five Star music label and featured Kcee, Harrysong and Skiibii while Jantamanta was sung by all artistes in the Supreme Mavins Dynasty. However, it was very clear to everyone the beats were the same {Both were 3/4 beats} and the flow of lyrics with the beats were similar to each other.
The only difference is the beats per minute of the tracks. Ebaeno has a faster tempo and a BPM of 139.00 while Jantamanta is slightly lower with a BPM of 134.00. However, the question is who copied who? Reports say Don Jazzy released snippets of the Jantamanta beats earlier in July on Instagram. Ptobably someone at Five Star music jumped on it an re-made the beats. Kcee however announced publicly his label didnt steal the idea from Don Jazzy

2. Jagaban and King Kong
Jagaban was sung by Ycee, an undergraduate of UNILAG and King Kong was sung by Nigerian rap god, Vector { A guy i consider to be Nigeria’s best rapper. Freestyling for two and a half hours or using signboards seen on the road to freestyle isnt a joke} Jagaban was produced by D’wills and has an unusually fast BPM of 164.00 which only fit rap lyrics as far as i know. King Kong was released earlier in the year 2015 leading people who heard both tracks simultaneously to think D’will jumped on King Kong beats. However, a fellow blogger on my BBM personally told me D’wills had not even heard King Kong before producing Jagaban let alone copying it’s beats.

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3.Pangolo and Ukwu
Both songs were released in 2013, sung by the same artiste, Timaya the Sanko crooner and produced by the same beat maker too, Masterkraft. Pangolo was by the Superstar DJ Xclusive featuring Timaya while Ukwu was Timaya’s single. If you had the opportunity to listen to both tracks simultaneously you would have noticed the similarity. I had noticed the semblance in the beats but it wasnt until when the Legendary DJ Baddo transitioned from Pangolo to Ukwu in his Dorobaddest mixtape did people realise how similar the beats were.

4. Tonight and Dami Si
The spotlight fully shines on Masterkraft here as he is caught once again. The main similarity between the beats of the two tracks are the background beats. Yeah, the instruments that sounded like drums {Its too bad am not a producer sha} The general style of the beats were different though. Tonight was sung by DJ Exclusive, Banky W and Niyola while Dami Si was sung by Lil Kesh and CDQ.

5. Touchin’ Body and Dance for me
Both sung by J martins and featured artistes from Francophone African countries {Koffi Olomide and DJ Arafat} The difference between both however, is that Dance For Me has this vintage performance towards the end with electric guitars and drums. It could be quite understandable here thought. J Martins is said to produce most of his tracks himself.

Bonus Addition: The Sound By Davido ft Uhuru and Duze by Uhuru ft Wizkid

 

Nevertheless though, we do have to commend these producers who have to churn out beats from their heads everytime. It’s not easy to have ideas where the issue of production matters.

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  1. Nwokolo Collins Caspian

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