Am­mara Brown claims equal rights to

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AM­MARA Brown (pic­tured) says she has equal rights as Ty­tan to song, Mukoko, as it is a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort be­tween the two and not a fea­ture by her.

She was re­spond­ing to calls for her to stop per­form­ing the track with­out Ty­tan, a mu­si­cian who some claimed to be the right­ful owner of the song. Many felt that only Am­mara – a now es­tab­lished artiste – was ben­e­fit­ing from the col­lab­o­ra­tion at the ex­pense of Ty­tan – a novice who ap­proached Am­mara for the duet.

“Mukoko is a duet. Ty­tan and Am­mara share equal rights and own­er­ship to this par­tic­u­lar project. It’s not a fea­ture song, but an equal col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the two artistes with Jusa De­men­tor on production. That still re­mains the case,” said Am­mara’s man­ager, Tsungi Zvobgo.

“When the song came out, it was mar­keted as a project by Ty­tan and Am­mara Brown. The na­ture of such a part­ner­ship means that both artists can do what they like to­gether and sep­a­rately to push it for the ben­e­fit of both.

“It’s not nec­es­sary for Ty­tan or Am­mara to start a Mukoko per­for­mance with a short speech or dis­claimer about who part­nered with who on the song be­cause it is ev­i­dent for anyone who looks up the song that it is a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort.”

Zvobgo said Am­mara had per­formed with­out Ty­tan at Miss Tourism Zim­babwe sim­ply be­cause he was not in­vited to the event.

“Ini­tially, Miss Tourism or­gan­is­ers asked for Ty­tan to per­form Mukoko with Am­mara. How­ever, they did not fol­low through with book­ing him for the per­for­mance which is some­thing that’s not in our con­trol.

“We’re not sure where the de­bate about own­er­ship of the song be­gan, but we read­ily ac­knowl­edge Ty­tan’s mas­sive role in the project. We’ve never had any in­ten­tion of tak­ing any­thing away from him in that re­gard,” he said.

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