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Uthando hitmakers plagiarized an Ami Faku song

By Tatenda Marwodzi

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SA twitter was enraged today after finding out that their favourite hit single “Uthando” by Soa Mattrix and Soulful G is in fact a plagiarised song.

The Uthando song which has received over 200k streams on YouTube in under 3 weeks -and has been dubbed this year’s “December amapiaono hit”- has the exact same melody as Ami Faku’s “Ungowami” that was released a year ago.

“The melody is fundamentally identical to that of Ami Faku and De Mogul SA. They stole the song and didn’t even credit Ami Faku for it,” a fan accused, which led to many more fans digging up Ami Faku’s song to compare. And to their realisation, the songs are exactly the same.


When asked for a comment, Soulful G had the following to say, “When I recorded the song I didn’t know of Ami Faku’s version until someone made me aware. I think it’s actually best for me to credit her because it does sound the same.”

The public however is not buying Soulful G and Soa Mattrix’s innocence in the matter. Instead, many have called on the duo to give credit where its due or takedown Uthando from all digital media platforms.

Spotify has temporarily taken down the song pending legal proceedings.


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