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Who did it first? Makhadzi accused of stealing' Malawian muso's MaGear'

24/06/2022

Who did it first? Makhadzi accused of stealing' Malawian muso's MaGear'Limpopo-born muso Makhadzi has been accused of copying her popular TikTok hit MaGear' from Malawian artist, Scrafoc.

by Naledi de Wee

24-06-2022 14:49

in Music

Limpopo-born musician Makhadzi has been accused of stealing her popular TikTok hit Ma Gear' from a Malawian artist. Image via Facebook: Makhadzi

Limpopo-born musician Makhadzi has been accused of stealing her popular track MaGear from a Malawian artist. The track rose to popularity on TikTok before it was officially released on Friday 24 June. Fans of the SAMA-nominated singer have stepped in to defend her after the bold accusation.

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MAKHADZI'S MAGEAR' OR SCRAFOC'S? Taking to Twitter on Sunday 19 June, Twitter user @JanVanPotgieter claimed that Makhadzi stole Scrafoc's song Ma Gear which was released in June 2021.

The song actually made a buzz in Malawi and got a bit of clout since he is an upcoming artist, wrote the tweep.

Makhadzi's song, with the same name, was first teased on TikTok in June 2022 and it has sparked 35 000 videos on the video-sharing app.

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This is Scrafoc a Malawian artist which realeased Ma Gear song in 2021 June and the song actually made a buzz in Malawi and got a bit of clout sunce he is an upcoming artist.

Incase you want to compare the lyrics.

Link: https://t.co/7vYRKJcnGI pic.twitter.com/F5bzNiaKxh

Jan Makhosi (@JanVanPotgieter) June 19, 2022

LISTEN TO BOTH TRACKS HERE Makhadzi is accused of stealing MaGear from Scrafoc who is artist based in Malawi.

Makhadzi has announced that her new single MaGear is set to be released on the 24th June 2022. pic.twitter.com/3OPvifkqil

Musa Khawula (@MusaKhawula) June 22, 2022

TWEEPS WEIGH IN Reacting to the accusations, some tweeps highlighted that the songs don't sound similar.

These songs aren't even similar It's like when Faith Evans say I love you' and Mary J Blige sings I love you' Different time and all. Scrafoc far away and leave our Khadzi alone! wrote one tweep.

Does this guy now know that South Africans have been using the term change Magear' for ages and it's been in many songs? If he stalls Makhadazi stole it from other SA artists, wrote another tweep.

Stole because of the phrase changer ma gear'? Lmaoo pls that phrase has been there since.

He is looking for relevance.

These songs aren t even similar..it s like when Faith Evans say "I love you" and Mary J Blige sings "I love you".. Different time and all. Scrafoc can go Scrafoc far away and leave our Khadzi alone!

Katlego Omphile (@Omphile_Katlego) June 22, 2022

Does this guy not know that South Africans have been using the term change Magear for ages and it's been in many songs . If he stalls Makhadzi stole it from him then he stole it from other SA artists

Plain Jane (@plain_jane8) June 22, 2022

He is looking for relevance https://t.co/dAr07bhAR8

A N D A N I (@Ofunwaho_M) June 22, 2022

Stole because of the phrase changer ma gear ??? Lmaoo pls that phrase has been there since since https://t.co/cZx4fFvYHk

Fhumulani (@_Tshisevhe) June 23, 2022

ALSO READ: Limpopo to the world: Makhadzi prepares for gigs in Canada and UK

MAKHADZI'S FIRST SAMA NOMINATION After she was snubbed at the South African Music Awards (Samas) in 2021, Makhadzi has bagged three nominations for the 28th annual Samas this year.

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She is nominated for the Sampra Artist of the Year, Music Video of the Year for Ghanama featuring Prince Benza and Best Collaboration for Zwivhuya featuring Jon Dellinger.

The Samas are set to take place on 31 July 2022.

Take a look at the full list of nominees here

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