October 31, 2016 — Kenyan artist, Dufla Diligon has been accused of copyright infringement by Tanzanian artist, DJ Davizo.
DJ Davizo claims that Dufla, together with his director Young Wallace, copied the concept from his video Napenda Dancehall, including the costumes, dancing styles, video editing styles, video background, selection of models, as well as the inclusion of a Maasai in the Dufla’s Bingirisha video.
Dufla, who is famous for his Tempo hit, released the Bingirisha video a couple of weeks ago and it was uploaded to YouTube on October 12 while DJ Davizo’s video was released on September 1.
The Tanzanian artist now claims that he intends to sue Dufla for copyright infringement.
According to news reports, the Chief Executive of Grandpa Records, the recording label that produced Dufla’s song, stated that the claims are baseless as the video was recorded seven months ago, making it impossible for them to borrow any idea from the Tanzanian artist.
“I was forced to analyze the two videos after receiving calls from Tanzanian bloggers. And honestly I don’t see any similarities, apart from the white screen, which is a common thing at the moment,” he said.
He further stated that the “editing styles are quite different from theirs where every scene changes with a different color” and the number of dancers are not the same.
“DJ Davizo is just an upcoming artist who wants to get mileage after noticing that the song is doing well in Tanzania,” he stated.
Below are the two videos:
You be the judge!