Hiplife artiste Guru has just added his name to the long list of popular Ghanaian artistes accused of stealing songs. In a spate of a year, the lyrically-gifted rapper has been accused twice for stealing the concept of songs belonging to ‘underground’ acts. On ‘Flex on Pluzz” over the weekend, budding artiste, Osagy brazenly accused Guru for pilfering his song ‘Bossu’ which has the same arrangements chorus settings as one of Guru’s latest works also titled ‘Bossu’.
When the two songs were aired, the similarities in the songs were obviously striking and it was clear that somebody stole another’s song. Osagy claimed that he sent his song to some industry ‘heavyweights’ for support, approval and possible feature on the song and Guru was one of the people he sent his song to.
According to him, he was overly aghast when he heard the release of ‘Bossu’ on air as a song belonging to Guru. Guru was not available for commentary on the accusation leveled at him by the young rapper who resides in the Volta Region.
Guru is no stranger to issues of song-stealing. Last year, young and enterprising act, Tee Phlow accused the rapper of stealing the concept of ‘Alkaida’, claiming he (Guru) was the first artiste to come out with the song with the title when indeed, he (Tee Phlow) released his ‘Alkaida’ song – right after the GhOne organized hip hop completion “The Next Big Thang’, a competition he placed 2nd. Guru follows the likes of Sidney, D-Black, Ex-Doe, Nana Boroo, Praye and the many others accused of stealing songs.