Fans fume at Am­mara’s per­for­mance of

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Show­biz Re­porter

Am­mara must stop per­form­ing the song Mukoko with­out Ty­tan. If she does, she must give him a per­cent­age of the money she will have been paid for the per­for­mance.

This is the gen­eral feel­ing among lo­cal mu­sic fol­low­ers who feel Am­mara is per­son­al­is­ing Ty­tan – an up-and-com­ing artiste’s track, es­pe­cially af­ter she shone at Miss Tourism Zim­babwe when she per­formed it.

Am­mara, whose mu­sic ca­reer was cat­a­pulted af­ter the re­lease of Mukoko – a track in which she fea­tures – has been ben­e­fit­ing im­mensely from that col­lab­o­ra­tion. She has been get­ting a lot of invites to per­form at key events – some across the bor­der – of late prob­a­bly be­cause of that track. Re­cently, she was in Amer­ica where she per­formed in Dal­las, Texas at the Zim Achiev­ers Awards. Also, she was in­vited by Coke Studio in South Africa to col­lab­o­rate with Zinhle Ngidi and Sizwe Ngubane.

While she is un­de­ni­ably ta­lented, peo­ple feel like she is reap­ing where Ty­tan sowed.

For­mer ZiFM Stereo per­son­al­ity, Sokostina (real name Tendai Garwe) asked fol­low­ers on her Face­book wall if Ty­tan was no longer in­ter­ested in the song Mukoko. This sparked a lot of de­bate with fel­low per­son­al­i­ties – Zororo Makamba and Tich Ma­woni who was an M.C at Miss Tourism Zim­babwe weigh­ing in.

Said Ma­woni: “Ty­tan should be part of ev­ery Mukoko per­for­mance or charge for it.” Posted Natalie Mway­era: “Ty­tan, you need to get your song back and own it. Ma­jor­ity of Zim­bab­weans here and abroad be­lieve that song is Am­mara’s and can you blame them? She seems to have taken it to the next level and has per­formed it alone more times than you.

“I think you’ve taken a seat back. Own your song be­cause you worked so hard to give it to the world.”

Star Bap­tista blamed Ty­tan for fail­ing to take con­trol of the sit­u­a­tion in which the song is now con­fused to be Am­mara’s.

“I love Mukoko, but I think the mis­take was how the video was in­tro­duced on so­cial me­dia. Am­mara has over 1.2 mil­lion YouTube views while Ty­tan only has 77 000. The owner of the song is the only one who should have shared the song. For ex­am­ple, for Wa­tora Mari, Jah Prayzah and Di­a­mond are not com­pet­ing for YouTube views as the song was ex­clu­sively re­leased by Jah Prayzah,” wrote Bap­tista.

Makamba, a pop­u­lar TV per­son­al­ity weighed in: “Most peo­ple think it’s Am­mara’s song be­cause the video with over a mil­lion views is up­loaded on her YouTube ac­count and is writ­ten Am­mara & Ty­tan.

“I just hope Ty­tan sees the im­por­tance of credit and the or­der in which his name ap­pears and that key­word ‘fea­tur­ing’.”

Ty­tan, re­spond­ing to fans, said although he cared about his song, the way in which peo­ple con­fuse it to be Am­mara’s song con­cerns him.

“I’m very con­cerned, but I have to keep my chin up in the process,” re­sponded Ty­tan.

He said un­like Am­mara, he was not in­vited to Miss Tourism Zim­babwe so he watched her per­form the track in the com­fort of his home.

“Such is life. I wasn’t priv­i­leged to per­form at Miss Tourism Zim, noth­ing I can dwell on. The fact that peo­ple no­ticed my ab­sence and felt for me is re­ally a picker up­per for me,” said Ty­tan.

“I’m just ex­cited about the next pro­ject at the mo­ment.”

Am­mara Brown and Ty­tan

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Zimbabwe

© PressReader. All rights reserved.